Monday, July 16, 2018

The Last Grand Adventure by Rebecca Behrens - OPTIONAL

The Last Grand Adventure by Rebecca Behrens, 315 pages.  Aladdin (Simon & Schuster), 2018.  $17. 

Content: G.



Bea is feeling out of place during her 1967 summer with her dad and his new family, her stepmother and stepsister.  In order to relieve some of the pressure, her dad invites her to spend a couple of weeks with her grandmother – his mom – whom he just relocated from her home in Boston, because she was starting to lose her memory.  But when Bea and her grandmother Pidge are alone, they start off on adventure to reunite with her sister Meelie – better known as Amelia Earhart. Meelie and Pidge have been exchanging letters these last few years and whether its by train, plane, or automobile Pidge is determined to get from Los Angeles to Atchinson Kansas in time for Meelie’s birthday.  But Bea catches her grandmother telling lies and causing trouble and Bea is not sure if she can trust her any more.  

The old-fashioned setting makes this book about an aging grandmother a little harder to connect to. If sweet books are big sellers in your library, then this is a perfect fit.  I have a harder time selling sweet to a wide variety of students, personally. It would be a nice read aloud for home, though.

Cindy, Middle School Librarian

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