Chews your Destiny

Chews your Destiny

Book - 2013
Average Rating:
Rate this:
When Mom issues a no-gum rule, Gabby Gomez sneaks a piece of special bubble gum that turns her into a superhero.
Publisher: New York : Disney Hyperion Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9781423157403
Branch Call Number: J MONTIJO, R.
Characteristics: 128 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
CMLibrary_rkimray Nov 06, 2016

Gabby is about to discover that her gum-chewing habit just might also be a secret power to save lives and catch crooks. With bubble gum pink illustrations throughout, this unique superhero story is sure to please graphic novel and chapter book readers alike.

Jul 08, 2016

it was fun to read.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 6-8. Move over Superman! When a young girl named Gabby chews so much gum that she actually turns into the sticky stuff, she uses her new powers to save the day.

Aug 27, 2015

My daughter loved this book. It is intriguing, clever, and funny.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Gabby Gomez loves gum but after a bubble hits a powerline and bursts, she becomes Gum Girl! Stretchy, sticky - just try to pull yourself away from this comic adventure.

Dec 30, 2013

If you like to laugh read the "Guming Gum Girl" by Rhode Montijo.
It is about a girl who when she chews a special piece of bubble gum is changed into Gum Girl, stretchy, sticky STRONG superhero.
For fans of Baby Mouse
Word Girl and
Captain Underpants

JCLChrisK Dec 04, 2013

A superhero is born! Gabby Gomez is thrilled to learn she has superpowers, and even more thrilled by the way helping others makes her feel. If only that were the whole story. Gabby can't fully enjoy helping others or even tell anyone about her powers since she has to keep it hidden--her powers come from gum and her mother has forbidden Gabby from chewing any more, so she is a superhero based on disobedience and lies. What's a Gum Girl to do?
This is a visually vibrant book full of pictures and limited, accessible text, bursting with appeal for young readers. It's clear that Gabby is Latina since she and her Mami speak a bit of Spanish to each other, but it's a natural, unstated part of her identity that doesn't come up otherwise. Other than brief appearances by a teacher and classmate bully, the book stays very focused on Gabby, her gum, and her quandary. The book ends with a bit of a double cliffhanger and it's clear there will be much more to Gabby's story in future books. A strong start to a new series.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at CCCLib

To Top