by Jane Kelley
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April, 2010
List Price: $16.99
Review: Jane Kelley has written her first book, Nature Girl, and has proven to me that she has an outstanding talent to write! When Megan is forced to go on a hike with her sister Ginia and her sister’s boy friend Sam by her parents, she gets lost and it is up to her and her not so trusty dog Arp to get back home. So that is what starts her journey across the Appalachian Trail to get to Mt. Greylock in order to prove herself to Lucy and the world!
Megan and her family are spending the summer in Virginia known as the middle of nowhere to Megan. When she gets there she faces one bath roomed houses and slime pools. She knows she can’t live there for an entire summer so she tries calling Lucy from a tree and falls out of a tree. Because of that, she is forced to go hiking with Sam, Ginia and Arp. Well, while Sam and Ginia race ahead, Megan tries to find them and she gets mad when she does. She tries to go back home but instead she gets lost and finds the Appalachian Trail. From there she tries to hike to Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts where her best friend Lucy is staying. Along the trail, Megan meets many people and learns who she really is.
In general, I think this is an outstanding book. It has a message that if you can hike the Appalachian Trail and find out who you really are, you can do anything. Kelley also wrote the book so that almost anybody could read it so I would suggest this book to anyone seven years or older. The story flows evenly and it has many details that pull the story together. Also, it is very amusing. There are some funny and mischievous parts in the story that Megan is in and it can make anyone laugh out loud. Kelley did a very good job of thinking of the story and writing it. There are funny parts, sad parts, exciting parts, nerve-wracking parts and much, much more. There are a lot of details that, in the long run, make the story incredible. In all of the books I have read this year, this was one of the best because it is that type of story that you don’t always hear about and just reading the first chapter pulls you into the book and you can’t escape until you are done. I want to thank Jane Kelley for writing an outstanding book that can entertain many, many people.
Review written by Sheila (6th grade student).
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