Ladybug Lin, fluttering reviewer most extraordinaire am back again after yet another fall. (I think I need to get my wings checked. Either that or complain to that old blow-hard
Mr. Wind about his breath. Obviously he needs to think about investing in one of those amazing
wind-tunnel things so there aren't gaps in his blustery output.)
One good thing about Mr. Wind not holding up his part of keeping this Ladybug aloft is my slightly battered person's need to recover and that means
LOADS OF READ TIME...so here I am with ANOTHER captivating review for one and all.
BOOK TWO in
Elle Druskin's delightful Liberty Heights Series returns us to the entertaining world of Liberty Heights, New Jersey, where no one is a stranger and everyone gets caught up in the town's determination to live life to its fullest.
LIFE OF THE PARTY
Zach Resnick and Ellie Marx are home grown children returning to Liberty Heights after seeing the realities of the world beyond its boundaries...Ellie, aboard a
pleasure cruise line, currently in dry dock because of an outbreak of germs in the filtration system, and Zach because of burnout from a decade as an
embedded reporter serving in war torn hot spots of death, destruction, and inhumanity.
Ellie is sunshine to Zach's darker storm clouds...Oh and she's been head-over-heels in CRUSH with him since she was a very little girl.
Zach thinks he need to hunker down, write about his war torn memories now haunting his nightmares to purge them from him...the last thing he needs is a flighty party-girl. But Liberty Heights seems to be on a
helium inhaling type of a bender with Ellie at the center of the giddiness and the whole town rallying around her energized plans. What's a burnt out reporter to do?
LIFE OF THE PARTY picks up where ANIMAL CRACKERS leaves off and delivers the same fun-filled delight, making this a GREAT read...and more than that...a MUST read for all who fell in love with the characters living in Liberty Heights, NJ.
FIVE GIDDY STARS for this delicious romp...
...and a LOUD WELL DONE MS. DRUSKIN.
Keep 'em coming!