Gina---The Girl Who Broke the World (Hilo #7)

by Judd Winick (Author)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Hilo

Hundreds of years ago, MAGIC disappeared from Earth. At least...UNTIL NOW. Because suddenly, giant magical beings are appearing and only GINA can see them. Not to mention, Gina can somehow do magic herself. Magic is powerful. But it can also be DANGEROUS. With DJ and HILO's help, can Gina figure out how to protect the magical beings from the creatures who are after them? AND how to use her magic to become who she was always meant to be? And can she do it WITHOUT putting the entire PLANET in JEOPARDY?!

Find out in Hilo 7--a laugh-out-loud, action packed adventure filled with epic battles! friendship! annoying older brothers! annoying older sisters! good guys! bad guys! inappropriate jokes! mangoes! magic! and much, much more!

"A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family." --New York Times

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School Library Journal

In the seventh entry in the series (after All the Pieces Fit), Gina Cooper, D.J. Lim, and their alien robot friend Hilo recover from loss and face new threats on Earth. Grief over the death of their friend Izzy hits Gina hard and leads her to resist her new magical powers. When mysterious magic beings show up around town looking for "the Nestor," Gina must work through her fears, with help from Hilo, D.J., and others, to stop a cataclysmic event. The book expertly builds tension and balances action scenes with quiet character moments, aided by Winick's winsome, energetic cartoons. The focus on Gina allows for a meaningful exploration of identity and the message that kids should embrace all aspects of themselves. Readers will connect with the humor and camaraderie of this trio of friends. Gina and her family are Black, D.J. and his family are Asian, and Hilo is white. VERDICT An engaging, action-packed read that will resonate with new and dedicated readers of the series.

Copyright 2021 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.


its awesome because it is funny and cool and i like the actors cuz there very cool

Judd Winick
JUDD WINICK is the creator of the beloved New York Times bestselling Hilo series. Judd lives in San Francisco with his wife and their two kids. Judd has written bestselling comic book series, appeared as a cast member of MTV's The Real World: San Francisco, and is the author of the acclaimed graphic novel Pedro and Me, about his Real World friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. Visit Judd and Hilo online at or find him on Twitter at @JuddWinick.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
February 20, 2021
Little Maverick Reading List
Selection 2022

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