What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Flower Friends!
So I have finished all of the Flower Power books by Lauren Myracle and I can write about them all at once! I am so close to catching up on my blogging! Very happy! May I take a moment and thank you for all of your emails and text encouraging me! It has been extremely helpful! More than once I thought, ah to heck with it. I'll just do it on goodreads. And there is nothing wrong with doing that, but man, I have come so far! And now there is a light at the end of the tunnel! So onward!
First we have Love Ya Bunches! where we meet the girls: Katie-Rose, Camilla, Yasaman and Violet.
Next we have Violet in Bloom, which focuses on Violet and her mother's depression. Man. I just love the way that Myracle tackles a difficult topic. Man. She is just an excellet writer.
Third we move on to Oopsy Daisy and last Awesome Blossom, which intros a new girl to the group, though not a full "flower friend."
The girls are so different but they all have great hearts. So NOT like the Four PTSs. Camilla has two moms and it's no big deal. Yasaman is Muslim and it's no big deal. Camilla is a Christian and it's no big deal. Violet is African American and it's no big deal. Katie-Rose is adopted. Guess what? No big deal. All beautiful, diverse characters and very funny. Great, great series with a huge heart. I hope there will be more!
The books are part normal books and part web-books, with chat room transcriptions and blogs, too!