Author: Deirdre Baker
Lexile Score: n/a
Maturity level: fourth grade
Pages: 165 Chapters: 12 Average Chapter Length: 12 pages
Theme: family, responsibility
Project ideas: Science tie-in: ocean life, plants
First Line: “Come, Becca,” said Gran.
Main Character: Becca
Review in 25 words or less: Written in a language style that seems adult, a quirky sweet book about a summer on a coastal Canadian island.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to many of my adult friends; I just don’t think it would grab the attention of a child. More like a snapshot of Becca’s summer at her Grandma’s cottage, I loved the strong female characters and the unusual situations, but the lack of actual plot or deep character development might make this a little light to discuss.