This was our book club book for June. I was disappointed in it. Too many story lines going on and some of them not too interesting. It as a long one and I kept reading thinking it was going to get better and it just never got there for me.
I started reading Newberry Award winners and thought this was one of them, but then realized that is was not a winner, but a Honor in 1999. However, I'm glad I read this one with the kids, because my oldest enjoyed it so much he wanted to read the other two in the series, which one of them was a Newberry Award winner. The story is great and the main characters are all very strong and interesting, especially the grandma. Fun family read.
Two of my friends recommended this one. The one said it is a book for those who love books. It was an o.k. read, but I think that the book had been too hyped up for me and so I just kept expecting more. Don't think I'll be reading the other two in this trilogy.
I got back to listening to audiobooks and I really enjoyed this one. It is a humorous Southern story of a lady who dies. I thought the author's name sounded familiar, but couldn't place it and then realized the reason why she sounded familiar- she wrote "Fried Green Tomatoes". She is a witty author and I look forward to listening to another of her audiobooks this summer during my training.
I read this book with the kids and finished it at the beginning of the month. It was humorous and I didn't even realize that it was the second book in the series. I look forward to reading the first one soon with the kids.
Following my summer goal of trying to read Newberry Award books I picked this one up and thought it was excellent! I recommend it for both girls and boys to read. It has a great message about all of us, even young kids/teens finding their "higher power".