Released: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 288 pages
Author Site: KD McCrite
A clique of mean girls, a grandma--yes, you heard it--a grandma stuck in a love triangle, a church pageant run by a dictator, and a mom who's acting very mysterious--it all sounds like a disaster, but it's just another day in the life of April Grace Reilly!I Loved Loved Loved this incredibly funny book! April Grace is a child after my own heart! This book was breaming with southern hospitality, charm, and good ole country living and being an good ole country gal myself I ate up every page.
The cover itself is just adorable before you ever begin reading the pages inside with little squigglies around it. Then you open it up and the pages are filled with more of the same little squigglies and designs, and across the top is "boxed off" sort of with the page numbers. Really super cute.
The story begins with Isabel, a house guest of April Grace's family being in a car accident and boy is she a mouthy city gal who thinks everything should revolve around her! She is just so bossy and high & mighty I want to sock her one a couple of times. While everybody is trying to help Isabel, April begins to notice her mom is not really her usual self and begins to worry over her and her health which leads to a very scary ordeal for the family, and then there are The Lottie's, a clique of bratty little girls who over the summer vacation decided they were somehow better than all the other school kids and April has to come to terms with them now as well. Oh and let's not leave grandma out who is juggling three, yes I said three men! Good Lord have mercy on poor April as she has to run some interference for granny as well as deal with the rest of her crazy goings on!
If you need a break from the more serious and involved books then grab this one for some laugh out loud fun. April Grace is a quirky, fun, and tell it like it is young lady who will not dissapoint you!