I haven’t been posting reviews of books I’ve read for pleasure, but now I’m going to give Shoutout!s to those books as I read them.
First up is The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner
Grades 4-6. On a lovely, sunny day at the beach in August, I sat on the porch of the rented beach house and devoured this book. I absolutely loved it. There’s so much 4th-6th graders could relate to in this book, plus it tackles the tough issue of addiction in families without sugar coating the problem away. Well constructed and layered. This would make a great read aloud. Excellent book, Kate Messner!
Check out Carolyn Phelan’s Booklist review here.