Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good

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Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good

Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good

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If you like ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series or Marvel’s Thor and Loki, this is right up your street. Also good for any young reader struggling to read or doesn’t like books with lots of words in.

Loki természetesen utálja az iskolát, viszont érdekes megfigyelései vannak az oktatással kapcsolatban, például hogy a történelem milyen érdekes, mert arról szól, hogy a halandók szeretnek háborúzni, meg ellopni dolgokat másoktól és ezeket a lopott holmikat még ki is állítják múzeumokban! S ez azért még az ő szemében is durva. My favourite character was Loki because it was very entertaining to focus on a character that is naughty but not necessarily evil. After crossing the line too many times, Loki (the God of Mischief) is banished from Asgard into the body of an 11-year-old boy on Earth. Using doodles and comic strips, he must navigate moral improvement whilst living as a boy without using any of his powers.

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Loki has been banished from Asgard. Odin has given Loki the form of an 11-year-old human, and sent Thor, Heimdall, and Hyrrokkin (also in the form of humans) to keep an eye on him. Loki must learn to be good and keep a record of his good or bad deeds in a magical journal. In this second book of the series, Loki is trying to make some new friends, but he goes about it in all the wrong ways. It is once again a gloriously entertaining look at the life of a Norse God trying to make do in our world and all of the challenges that that entails; yes, even an immortal God is not immune to the mortal troubles of childhood and fitting in on Earth. For all his godly bravado, Loki is rather insecure, would quite like to fit in, struggles to cope with Thor’s popularity and feels deeply betrayed when a supposed friend ditches him for a new girl - outrageous! The points system is gripping as it made me wonder whether Loki would get enough points to go home or not. None of the characters were real in themselves because most were based on mythological creatures, but I could relate to Loki’s journey because I think all good-natured people will want to learn as well. Loki, a bajkeverő isten rengeteg műben kapott már szerepet jómagam is sokat olvastam róla, hiszen az egyik legjobb asgardi lakos, aki mindig bajba sodródik. Most éppen arra lett ítélve sokadik csínye után, hogy próbáljon meg jól viselkedni. Ezért aztán Odin a Földre küldi egy hónapra, ennyi időt kap, hogy bemutassa: a javulás útjára lép. De csavar is van a feladatban: Lokiból 12 éves hétköznapi srác lesz, aki nem fedheti fel isteni mivoltát senki halandó előtt és haladásáról naplót kell vezetnie. Méghozzá varázsnaplót, amely ügyel arra, hogy a csintalan isten csak az igazat írja meg. Ráadásul Loki (akit most Liam-nek fognak hívni a suliba) kap pár istent felügyelőnek is: Heymdall az apját, Hyrrokin az anyját fogja alakítani, a testvére pedig nem más mint Thor (alias Thomas) lesz, aki szintén gyerektestben iskolába fog járni vele (és persze felügyelni, meg állandóan készenlétben lenni, hátha a jégóriások megjelennek). Eleinte úgy tűnik, hogy a földi élet roppant unalmas, Loki nem tud beilleszkedni (bezzeg Thor!), nem sikerül jó pontokat szereznie, sőt egyre több negatív pontot kap (a napló számolja bizony). Szóval elképzelhető, hogy a sikertelenség esetére belengetett örökkévalóságig tartó büntetést fogja kapni Odintól (amiben savról, meg kígyóról is szó van …) De aztán mintha pislákolna fény az alagút végén… csak nehogy ezt is elbaltázza Loki, mert úgy dönt, hogy nem hallgat a lelkiismeretére (egyáltalán, honnan van neki lelkiismerete) meg a tudálékos naplóra (a napló Odint képviseli).

Told from the point of view of Loki who is now a child and forced to live on earth as a punishment, his view on mundane mortal things such as school, fronted adverbials in lessons, dog walks, playground games and even breakfast cereal is just so fresh and HILARIOUS. It should be in EVERY bookshelf—perfect as a hilarious school class read which would lend itself so well to historical themes and also a brilliant gift for any child who just wants to or needs to laugh … a lot! Also we need a TV show please! I felt that with the inclusion of Sif the story came very close to doing the "thing" where a supporting female character has to outdo the main male lead...but not really. I think the theme of moral improvement is good for kids because it showed that we are all learning every day to be good people. When Thor’s hammer is stolen, the master of mischief is suspected of the crime. But this time is Loki really to blame? All he needs to do is find the hammer, identify the real thief and get everyone to admit that they were wrong about him. Simple, right?I am glad that the ending is a cliff-hanger (SPOILER ALERT!) because it means the reader can find out more about Loki’s adventures.

As if moral improvement and the indignities of school weren’t challenging enough, Loki is banned from using his awesome godly powers and (even worse) must put up with Thor tagging along and making him look bad. Loki is still trapped on Midgard (or Earth as we know it) in the body of a young boy, who just happens to be called Liam, like me. He's accompanied by his brother Thor, pretending to be his brother Thomas, and Heimdall and Hyrrokkin, pretending to be his parents. His best friend Valerie now knows his secret, and he still has his diary to update, the diary that keeps him right and awards him his virtue points. And I liked that Sif was allowed to be strong, just as a Norse goddess should be. As Loki himself says, not just wife of Thor. One of my favourite things about this book, and this series really, is the metatextuality of it all. This is a story that has a lot of fun playing with the idea of being a story and how it is being told. The diary is the main driver in this, and the way it comments on Loki's plans and corrects him when he goes wrong, and the way it snidely explains human concepts, is just brilliant. It's so funny, sharp and clever and really suits the irreverent style of Loki.My favourite part of the book was when Loki decided to help Valerie, a student at his school, because he showed that even naughty people are capable of being kind if they are not inherently evil. Still living on Earth (Midgard) in the guise of puny mortal schoolboy Liam, Loki has been given another opportunity by the almighty Odin to prove that he is worthy of return to Asgard. But reinventing yourself and getting others to see you differently is no easy task. I enjoyed this a lot. As with the first book, it was funny,and clever and heart warming in places as Loki learns to care about his friends and found 'fake' family and not just about himself. I just didn't enjoy it quite as much as the first. The story made me laugh especially as the book was a non-tense argument between father and son (Loki and Odin (in diary form)), and seeing Loki being cheeky in a fun but not bad way. Ugyanakkor főhősünk nem hazudtolja meg magát, hiszen nehéz levetkőzni azt az évezredes szokását, hogy valahogy minden nehéz helyzetből kitrükközi magát, hazugsággal vagy csínyekkel. Ezért nem halad túl jól a javulás projekt de legalább tényleg lesz lelkiismerete, s a kalandok felettéb szórakoztatók.

I liked that, although Loki is selfish and mean, he really is trying to do good in this book. He is such a crazy complex character, and this book did a good job reflecting that. I liked that although Loki does bad things and bullies people, this book turns that around into a positive moral message about kindness and selflessness. There's also a lot of comic relief to be found in Heimdall's attempts at parenting, with frequent reference to a variety of self-help books, but behind this is a serious message about family. I did like Loki except when he humiliated Valerie because the way he did reminded me about when I was humiliated that way in school. It was horrible, but I am glad that unlike my bullies, Loki saw the error of his ways.All the kids Loki meets at school are pretty typical. Some are bullies, some are nerds; they are just kids. Loki keeps trying to make new friends, but he just bribes or bullies them instead of really connecting with anyone. One of the side characters, Valerie, is Loki's only friend, and we meet her two moms. She calls one Ma and the other one Mom. Ebből a leírásból is kitűnik, hogy zseniális az alapötlet és még jól is van megcsinálva. Loki naplója a népszerű szöveg és rajz kombós könyvek közé tartozik (mint Ropi naplója, Tom Gates sorozat), a kötet elején pedig Adrian Mole-nak szól a dedikálás, ami nagyon illik is, hisz egészen brit istenünk humora. Ami nekem természetesen külön bejött. Az alaphelyzet eleve magában hordoz rengeteg humoros és tanulságos jelenetet, a mitológiából is rengeteget mutat, de őszinte bepillantás is ad modern világunkba. Jópofa, ahogy az istenek megpróbálnak emberek lenni, Heymdall főz és gyereket igyekszik nevelni (állandóan szülőket segítő könyveket olvas), úgyhogy ebből okulva például nem hat rá Loki duzzogása, pedig az isten megfigyelte, hogy „A duzzogás olyan erő, amivel a halandó gyerekek meggyőzik a szüleiket valamiről”



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