UPS: Morgan Love is very young to be going through everything she is; her parents divorced, her real dad in the army, new school, new baby, lots of new changes for a girl in the 2nd grade. So her bad attitude is certainly understandable, yet not quite acceptable. I loved how the author uses Morgan’s father to encourage learning vocabulary and throughout the chapter vocabulary words for girls of the 2nd grade are typed out in bold. There is also a Word Search at the end of every chapter that I found amusing as well *guilty expression* :-) Morgan praying for help on her attitude and deciding to change it all on her own, was also a plus, it showed maturity in the blossoming girl, as well as her devotion to God at a young age.
DOWNS: I did not see much discipline coming from home, Morgan’s teacher kept her straight, but her grandparents’ and parents let her walk through her “mad day” without correcting it. Observation from other classmates, such as a girl saying, “If I said that to my mom…”, showed that the author did this on purpose because that is the kind of family she chose. The only reason I mentioned it in the downs, is because I know that girls this age (especially) like to copy books and movies they see so I wanted to caution any mothers’ who have copycats ;-) Morgan also has a tendency to be a smart-elec.
OVERALL: This was a very sweet story and I enjoyed it despite the downs, therefore giving it a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend it to any little girl who needs a wholesome, refreshing read!
“I received this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.”