Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Summer Constellations by Alisha Sevigny - OPTIONAL

Sevigny, Alisha Summer Constellations, 256 pages.  KCP Loft (Kids Can Press), 2018. $11. Content: Language: R (15 swears; 1 “f”);  Mature Content: PG-13;  Violence: PG.  
Summer is finally here and Julia is ready to get back to helping around the family campground. But all that changes when her mother tells her and her brother about considering selling the family campground to help pay the demanding medical bills that are the result of her brother’s illness. One night she spills her guts about her troubles, to a stranger named Nick, on the camp dock. Only to find out later Nick is the son of a developer looking to buy the campground. Julia is determined to save the family campground and finds she will need some help.  Nick is willing to help but can she trust the developers son?
I loved this book I thought that the characters were well developed. It was a cute, quick read. I loved the setting and the passion that the main character Julia has for her home.  The mature content is PG-13 because of sexual references, crass language, under-aged drinking and skinny dipping.  This book would be essential except for the "f' words moves it to optional.

Reviewer, Isabelle, 8th grade student reviewer .

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