BLACK CATS AND BALLET SLIPPERS
Ladybug Lin here. One of the Great things about...maturing...is you can read anything you want...totally enjoy it...and not have to apologize or explain your enjoyment to anyone.
This is a well crafted book written for the middle school audience...My middle school years are a distant memory...probably because the dude sitting in the seat next to me had the cool name of "T"...No...NOT MR. T...but T-Rex. (Because of his teeny arms, I never had to worry about him dipping my hair into the nearest lava well.)
BLACK CATS AND BALLET SLIPPERS is a laugh a moment read, that's so well written, it'll remind those of us knitting with stegosaurus rib bones of the angst, exaggerated drama, and misguided mental meanderings we USED to fill out our days with. (Oh where oh where has the magic gone?)
Iva Valentino tells us all about Gemma's plots, plans, and worries in the voice of her
diary. Each entry takes us from Monday, October 10th at 4:00 PM...with Halloween on the not too distant horizon...all the way through Tuesday, November 1st at 3:30 PM and the post Halloween unraveling of the scariest truths.
Gemma tells us EVERYTHING...including her panic over giving herself a home cut because she decides her hair needed "feathering", and the MAJOR DISASTER this sets off.
BLACK CATS AND BALLET SLIPPERS is a fun read, and one that will have every middle school girl pumping her fist in the air going..."I've done that!" or, "OMG she loves her Trevor just as much as I love my Lance!"
Excellent book...a laugh riot...engaging...and a top notch tale for the Middle Schoolers among us.
BLACK CATS AND BALLET SLIPPERS by Iva Valentino has expertly earned
NICE JOB MS. VALENTINO.