Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Summer of Hammers and Angels by Shannon Weirsbitzky

This is a story of survival but it’s simple and seems to completely disregard reality, even though it is realistic fiction. It’s the story of a girl who, after her house is struck by lightning and her mom is hospitalized, struggles to repair the house in secret with the help of her friends. **Spoiler Alert** her whole town comes to help her in the end and save her house. It’s fake and feels so forced it was more of a let down than inspiring. I tried, but I didn’t warm to this at all. Grades 4-6