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“The greatest gift is a passion for reading.”
Summary: This is a heart-warming story of the relationship of a little girl, Sammie, and her grandmother. Almost from birth, Sammie and Grandma developed a ”special” connection. They were always looking for fun things to do. This journal is filled with fun and excitement and they wish to share their adventures with you. This is a cross between a journal and a novel.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, anytime reading, family reading, independent reading
Recommended Age: read together: 9 to 11; read yourself: 12 and up
Interest Level: 9 to 12
Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a wonderfully written journal that should tickle the fancy of every adolescent female who reads it. Moms and Grandmas have permission to read the book if they promise not to laugh too loudly.
Pros: Teen readers (their moms, sisters, aunts, etc.) will enjoy reading, sharing, and laughing with this book.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. It is excellently crafted and will be well received by its audience. It will captivate adolescent girls and warm the hearts of Mothers and Grandmothers. This is a classy, professional, and enjoyable read.
Educational Themes: The educational value of this book is that it is as much a personal journal as it is a counseling handbook. The reader will find the journal to be an enjoyable read and a resource for discussion. Readers will enjoy the stories because they are funny while at the same time providing food for thought.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.
Literary Categories: Fiction - family, humor
Date(s) Reviewed: June 2009
Other Reviews: No Critics Reviews found; see reader feedback at amazon.com.