I intended to read this as a stand-alone “fun” book for Columbus Day, since we’re studying Ancient History right now. This was my mistake as the girls were bothered by what they learned about him…All that to say, while I thought the book was a good read and well written, it’s not one that I would take lightly.
I actually enjoyed the story even though the plot was pretty far-fetched. I especially found the glimpse into the world of publishing interesting, and I found myself appreciating the bits and pieces of life as seen through Natalie’s mother’s eyes.
First of all, this is one of the few chapter books we’ve read (as a family of GIRLS!) that I think would really appeal to boys. It’s a book about boys and fighting (well, okay, kite fighting, but still).