Monday, August 3, 2015

A Summer of Sundays by Lindsay Eland –ADVISABLE

Eland, Lindsay  A Summer of Sundays 328 pgs, Edgmont,  2013. $8.99  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
Sunday feels ignored in her big family and is determined to stand out, the last straw being left behind at a gas station. When her family spends the summer in a small town, helping to remodel and clean their library, Sunday finds an interesting book. She is sure this is the key to helping her get noticed. As she tries to solve the mystery surrounding the book, Sunday finds herself making friends, bonding with her sisters, and attempting the impossible.
This was a great book to read, I especially loved the realistic family and friendship dynamics. Readers will relate to feeling ignored, loving to read, and wanting to stand out. My only dislike was the Sunday puts herself in a possible bad situation by pursuing a friendship with a loner man –which to me screams stranger danger. Wish the cover was a bit more appealing, but I think there was a lot of great little life lessons here and a sweet mystery.

EL -ADVISABLE  Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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