The Secret Sisters Club Book Review

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Two best friends who want to be more than friends.
They want to get together and complete their incomplete families. Can they do it? Will their Operation Secret Sisters be successful? Do they really want to be sisters; are they sure?
These questions are the crux of the book which is meant for 8 to 12 year olds.
I can totally understand the need for the two best friends to want to stay together and make a plan for it to succeed. It is a simple story line about childhood friends and how in their innocent minds they each try to find the perfect family for themselves. Their respective parents are soon aware of their schemes and humor them along.
The best part about the book is how the author has explored the sentiments of Ginnie and her twin Toran. How they yearn to know more about their deceased mother yet want to move forward and out of her shadows.
The author had written about the inner conflict and confusion of these children beautifully. Especially how Ginnie is perplexed and as the book is through her experienced and thoughts, she is most endearing!
It is a light hearted fun story, with clear and concise language. The huge plus point is the expressive father who loves and expresses his love for his children, helping them over little emotional hiccups!
I found the story fast paced and easy to read. Another big plus is the emotional lessons young readers can take from the book.

I am looking forward to reading the next book. Trouble Blows West! Interesting title and knowing a bit about Ginnie; I am sure this tomboy will have me rooting for her!

I received a free ecopy of this book as part of a MDBR Book Review blast.This is my honest review

About the book.

Title: The Secret Sisters Club (Ginnie West Adventures, Book 1)
Author: Monique Bucheger |
Illustrator: Mikey Brooks |
Publication Date: March 18, 2012 |
Publisher: True West Publishing |
Pages: 238 |
Recommended Ages: 8 to 13

Book Summary: Twelve-year-old BFFs want to be sisters. Tillie’s divorced mom plus Ginnie’s widowed dad could equal a lifetime of round-the-clock girl talk. Too bad Dad vowed to never marry again. Ginnie and Tillie come up with the perfect mission to change his mind: ‘Operation Secret Sisters.’

Before long, Ginnie suspects Tillie has turned ‘Operation Secret Sisters’ into a scam called ‘Operation Steal My Dad.’ Things get more complicated when Ginnie stumbles across her dead mom’s hidden journals. Ginnie can finally get to know the mother she doesn’t remember and Dad doesn’t talk about … until Dad takes the journals away.

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About the Author: Monique Bucheger

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When Monique Bucheger isn’t writing, you can find her playing taxi driver to one or more of her 12 children, plotting her next novel, scrapbooking, or being the “Mamarazzi” at any number of child-oriented events. Even though she realizes there will never be enough hours in any given day, Monique tries very hard to enjoy the journey that is her life.
She shares it with a terrific husband, her dozen children, sons-in-law, and adorable grandchildren, cats, and many real and imaginary friends. She is the author of the Ginnie West Adventures series, picture book, Popcorn, and plans to write plenty more. 

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About the Illustrator: Mikey Brooks

Mikey Brooks

Mikey Brooks is an author/illustrator that specializes in children’s art. His picture books include the best-selling ABC Adventures: Magical Creatures, Trouble with Bernie and Bean’s Dragons. He is the illustrator of several picture books such as Popcorn by Monique Bucheger, Bongo Flo by Carolyn Quist, and Lucius and the Christmas Star by Jim Long.

He is the author of The Gates of Atlantis: Battle for AcropolisThe Stone of Valhalla the best-selling middle-grade series The Dream Keeper Chronicles. You can find more about him and his books at:      

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