Lexie by Audrey Couloumbis.
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 2011
List Price: $15.99
Review: Lexie has spent every summer for as long as she can remember at her family's home at the shore. This summer is going to be different. There are so many things going on in ten-year-old Lexie's life. Her parents recently got divorced and she is going on the yearly family vacation without her mom this summer. This year her dad is bringing his new girlfriend Vicky and her two sons Ben and Harris along. Now, Lexie will have to put up with, Ben -a teenager and Harris (Mack) - a toddler, throughout her vacation. Lexie, by Audrey Coloumbis, is a great book and is a must read.
On her vacation Lexie ends up doing some fun things with everyone that she didn't expect. One time, Ben finds a sand shark in a pool that somebody made in the sand. Ben calls Lexie to help him and together they dig a canal so that the shark can get back in the water. Another time, Lexie takes Harris beachcombing with her. They set out to search for any interesting things along the shore. Harris finds a lot of different items and Lexie keeps him company. One thing they find is a sand dollar that is dead. They bury it and go home to show everyone their discoveries. These are just a few of the fun things that Lexie does on her vacation with Vicky, Ben, and Harris. What are some of the other adventures she has down by the shore? That's for you to find out!
I think that in this story Coloumbis is trying to show that you can have fun where it is least expected. I think that Lexie is a very heartfelt book and it is meant for all ages. It is an easy read and young children will enjoy it as well. This story would be especially enjoyed by children Lexie's age because it is told from Lexie's point of view. In my opinion, Lexie deserves a 5 out of 5 star rating. I loved the way the author made me feel as if I were there in the story. This was a very interesting book and it kept me reading until the end. I have a feeling that you will feel the same about it.
Review written by Yahvi (6th grade student).
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