Friday, April 27, 2012

Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

ABOUT THE BOOK: Just when April Grace thought the drama was over . . . After an automobile accident, Isabel St. James—resident drama coach and drama queen—needs help putting together the church play. Mama insists April Grace and Myra Sue will help. April’s fall is now devoted to spending every afternoon with Isabel and Myra Sue—if anyone is as big of a drama queen as Isabel, it’s Myra Sue. Plus, she’s dumb. (Okay, not dumb, but "older sister dumb.") If that’s not enough, Isabel is wreaking havoc in the community trying to get Rough Creek Road paved, the new boy at school will not leave her alone, and then Mama drops the biggest bombshell of all . . . April Grace is no longer going to be the baby of the family . . . Girls will completely relate to April and love her sense of humor as she deals with siblings, boys, and the many changes that come with growing up.
MY REVIEW: Cliques, Hicks and Ugly Sticks written by KD McCrite is a great book for preteens. This is the second book in the series Confessions of April Grace . Though I had not read the first one , I didn’t have any trouble following the story and the characters that were used in the book. This is great story about a young girl April Grace going through a lot of changes in her young life. April Grace is an 11-year-old girl entering her first semester of junior high. The story is set in the 80’s. Themes regarding family, community, compassion, self-esteem, forgiveness, and living out one’s faith are subtly woven throughout this fun story. If you have a young daughter, I recommend this book.

 DISCLOSURE: I received this book FREE from Thomas Nelson Publisher, "God's Love Letters to You" courtesy of for the purposes of this review. I am not required to give a positive review however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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