About the book: A sweet, spirited ten-year-old embarks upon the adventure of first friendship in this sparkling debutReview: Highpoints of the story:
Prairie Evers is finding that socialization isn't all it's cracked up to be. She's been homeschooled by her granny and has learned the most from traipsing through nature. But now she has to attend public school, and feels just like her chickens--cooped up and subject to the pecking order. School is a jolt for Prairie until she meets Ivy, her first true friend. But while raising chickens and the great outdoors have given Prairie wisdom and perspective, nothing has prepared her for the give and take of friendship. When Prairie finds out that Ivy's home may not be the best place for Ivy, Prairie must corral all her optimism and determination to hatch a plan to help.
Fabulous writing and a narrator full of personality distinguish this lively middle-grade novel.
- Moves to New York from North Carolina with Dad, Mom, and Grandma
- Was homeschooled and then put in public school
- Makes friends with Ivy Blake
- Ivy's Mom has new boyfriend, George
- Her Mom hits her
Ivy and Prairie both learned a lot about life while raising chickens. This was a cute book and I would suggest ages 8 to 12 read this book. (Student review by Meredith W.)
DISCLOSURE: The author provided a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for our review. No compensation was received for this review.