Scanlon, Liz Garton The Great Good Summer, 213 pgs. Beach Lane Books, 2015. $7.99. Language: G; Mature Content: PG; Violence: G;
Ivy Green of Loomer, Texas has no idea she is about to embark on the greatest summer adventure of her life. All she knows is that her mother had a breakdown and ran off with a so-called preacher, her father is doing his best to pretend it didn’t happen and that everything is fine, and Ivy just wants her family back. A new friend comes into her life and together they take matters into their own hands.
The Great Good Summer is an adventure story perfect for older elementary or jr high students. The characters explore their spirituality, loyalty, family relationships and pursuing dreams.
EL, MS- ADVISABLE. J. Hafen