Hi, I’m Éclair and I’m seven. My sister Meggie is two. When mom got sick we had to go live with Stella, my dad’s mom, the one with maroon colored hair. I begged Dad not to make us stay with her because she beat her horse and was going to eat her rooster, but he didn’t believe me. Even after I pretended I was going to barf, he left us with Stella.
So there we were, Meggie and me, on a strange pink farm with a skinny horse, a mean rooster, and Stinky Stella who had a living room filled with dead deer heads.
What would she do to us?
Would we end up on her wall too?
MY REVIEW: I didn’t know how this book was going to pan out when I first started reading. I was concerned and confused when I read that Clair and Meggie’s mom was going away because she was “sick”…at first I thought it was going to be too heavy of a topic for the recommended age group to grasp, but it can be true life! I felt that the book was very real in that Eclair was telling the story how a true young girl would tell a story. From the mention of the stinky diaper, to what was going through her head when she saw the trophy deer heads in Stella’s house.
I enjoyed reading the book and look forward to learning mores about Eclair and Meggie’s adventures on Stella’s farm. I hope that the author does touch on the main reason for the little girls going away to their grandma’s and how they cope – it could turn out to be a healing book for children that may be going through the same situation.
Book Reading Age
First – Third grade GIRLS, 5 – 9 year olds
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“Do you want to name her?” Stella said.
I squeezed my eyes to think again. “Star. She looks like a movie star.”
“I love it.” Stella reached up to give me a high-five. “Star, it is.”
About the Author
Michelle grew up in the suburbs of Detroit with five brothers. She enjoys writing her novels and encouraging writers and readers alike. She is living her dream writing stories of real people searching for their dreams and confronting their fears, showing the passion of the characters’ plights, often giving her the ability to show the reader the ‘other’ side of the story. When she is not writing she enjoys life on the tennis court and is known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.”
Her debut novel, CACHE a PREDATOR, a geocaching mystery. was launched in July, 2013 and has been an Amazon best-seller in the crime/thriller category. Her other works include: Willow, Scattered Links, Kelly’s Story, Eclair Series, and The Vision in a Kiss. She has won contests in both The Writer’s Journal and The Writer’s Digest. Love is Just a Word (Scattered Links) was a bronze medalist is the 2010 Frasier Contest, a 2011 semi-finalist in the ACFW Genesis Contest, and won the Aspiring Writer’s Contest withe THE READING ROOM, 2013.
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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
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