Today's MMGM is by Ann M. Martin. If her name sounds familiar, that's because she's the author of lots of books. Her most popular series is THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB.
FAMILY TREE series follows a family and four girls that are part of it. I saw the second one and it sparked my interest, so I picked up BETTER TO WISH at the library to see if it was good.
The lovely cover:
In 1930, Abby Nichols
is eight, and can't imagine what her future holds. The best things today
would be having a dime for the fair, keeping her Pops from being angry,
and saving up eighty-seven cents to surprise her little sister with a
tea set for Christmas.
But Abby's world is changing fast. Soon
there will be new siblings to take care of, a new house to move into,
and new friends to meet. But there will also be good-byes to say and
hard choices to make. As Abby grows older, how will she decide what sort
of life will fit her best?
In this incredible new series,
bestselling author Ann M. Martin brings the past and the present
together one girlhood at a time and shows readers the way a family
This book was VERY addicting. Even the low points where interesting. I loved Abby, her friends, and her family. They were all very real to me. I also liked the realism.
On the other hand, it was hard to follow exactly what was going on when they went from chapter to chapter. Months can go by between them, something that can be difficult to follow at certain points. I felt that some things I wanted to see resolved were not. I don't want to spoil it, so all I'll say is Fred. I also wanted to read about her whole life, not just twenty years of it.
I would recommend it to girls who are on the border between YA and MG as there is some romance.
3.8 stars out of 5