What if you suddenly met someone who’s you–only better? That’s what happens in this hilarious new series for fans of Stuart Gibb’s Moon Base Alpha and quirky sci-fi animated shows like Rick and Morty and Regular Show.
It all starts with a note folded into the shape of an origami octopus: “Hi, Me. Yes, you. You’re me, and I’m you.” If you believe this and the other origami notes that follow–which middle schooler Meade Macon absolutely, positively does NOT–the concept of parallel dimensions is true, and there is a convention full of alternate versions of Meade waiting for his RSVP. It’s got to be a joke.
Except . . . the octopus is an origami fold Meade thought he invented. And the note writer has a lot of intel on him that nobody else should know. I mean, he’s told his best friend Twig a lot about himself, but he’s definitely kept mum about that time he sleepwalk-peed into his Lego container when he was six. Could Me Con be a real thing? And why does the origami stalker want him to go so badly anyway?
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
This is a great book for young readers! Meade is your everyday kid whose family members are overachievers so he feels like he’s always letting them down. All of a sudden, he’s not so normal anymore. He is invited to Me Con where everyone there is the same as him, except from a different universe.
Each world is a bit different, so each Me is different, but their conversations can be interesting. Every Me knows who Mom and Dad and Twig (his best friend) and Nash (a bully) are, so no explanations are needed. It’s a little difficult to get used to at times! But why has he been invited to Me Con now? It’s been going on for a while and this is the first he’s heard about it. What he finds out could change the multiverse as he knows it!
This is a page turner that children will definitely enjoy. There are funny parts guaranteed to tickle a kid’s funny bone. It also has excitement and suspense. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the Me vs. the Multiverse series soon.
About the Author
Alternate versions of S.G. Wilson from parallel Earths have worked a number of jobs: robot nursing home manager (Earth 10), flying carpet weaving instructor (Earth 56), Third Gondolier for Warlord Thud of the TransAmerican Waste (Earth 456), and chief strategist for the 2020 reelection campaign of President Martin Van Buren’s clone (Earth 132).
But the S.G. Wilson of this Earth has mostly been content to write stuff for magazines and spend time with his family in Austin, TX. He likes walking around, watching opening credit sequences for sitcoms from the 70s and 80s, and winning cats over to his side. He also co-hosts the THIS WEEK IN THE MULTIVERSE podcast.