Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September Book Review Club

Happy September! I hope you enjoyed a fantastic summer. :) Although, I'm always heart broken to see summer fun come to an end, the weather is already crisp, cool, and gorgeous here at the Jersey shore. :)

The first Wednesday of the month means another edition of The Book Review Club hosted by Barrie Summy, author of the I So Don't Do Mysteries series. Today, I'm featuring the fabulous, Nancy Viau's middle grade novel, Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head.

Ten-year-old science and list lover Samantha Hansen can't seem to keep her blazing temper in check. But, in order to snag a trip to her dream vacation spot, the Grand Canyon, she has to find a way to control herself even towards her annoying older sister. Will Samantha get to go or will her temper get the best of her? With keen insight on parental death and grieving, Nancy weaves a sweet story, sprinkling interesting scientific facts throughout the book. Don't miss this touching tale for all ages.

And don't miss the rest of the Book Review Club reviews here.

Happy Wednesday! :)


Barrie said...

I thought this book was just delightful. Like its author! AND...I have a signed copy!

Kelly said...

That sounds like a great one! I need to read it to my drama loving daughter!

Kathy Holmes said...

That sounds so cute and clever - I love it!

Sarah Laurence said...

Sibling rivalry, death, scenery and science - all good material. Fun title too.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

This sounds like a book I would have LOVED as a kid. Maybe I'll read it aloud to my boys--thanks for the recommendation.

LOVE the new website--it seems perfect for you!

Keri Mikulski said...

Me too, Barrie!

Gotta love drama loving daughters. Got one too. :)

It is, Kathy! ;)

I second that, Sarah!

Thanks, Alyssa!! ;)

Thao said...

I heard this book was great. I want to read it.

Stacy Nyikos said...

This is on my shelf to read. I'll have to add to packet 3 for my MFA. Then it will definitely get read.

Congrats on the 4 book deal. That is so awesome :-)

kaye said...

liked your blurb, sounds like a good book for all ages. I find I enjoy YA fiction better than anything else. Congratualtions to you on your 4 book deal. my review is here