Monday, June 17, 2013

Review of Trouble Blows West by Monique Bucheger

I thoroughly enjoyed the first Ginnie West adventure, “The Secret Sisters Club” and so I was looking forward to the second book of the series, “Trouble Blows West.” It didn’t disappoint. 

I’ll openly admit I’m not exactly the target audience for this series, which is middle grade, especially girls. I kept the audience in mind when I read the book and found that Bucheger has a remarkable ability to write in a way that connects with her readers. The chapters are short, and there are a lot of them. The wording is to the point, yet vivid. These are all elements that middle grade readers are drawn to. 

And speaking of drawing, the new covers are really nice. They do justice to the feel of the book. 

As for the story, like Anne of “Anne of Green Gables,” Ginnie is a character you can’t help but love. She’s feisty and sometimes does things without thinking them through—but there is an honesty in her actions. She’s the type of main character you like to cheer for. 
This book deals a lot with the subject of bullying, an important topic indeed, and Bucheger gives some great insight on it—but it’s done so in a non-preachy way. 

I highly recommend this book to middle grade girls, and their parents to read. I think even reading the book together will give people a chance not only to enjoy the book together, but open a dialogue about bullying and what people can do to stop it. 

In addition, author Monique Bucheger is holding this wonderful promotion for not only her works, but several other authors. Check out this information below!

June 17: The Fictorian Era: Spotlight
June 17: Roseanne's Spot: Review of The Secret Sisters Club
June 17: J. Lloyd Morgan: Review of Trouble Blows West

June 18: Braden Bell: Spotlight
June 18: Tristi: Review of Simply West of Heaven
June 18: Tina Gower
June 18: Mikey Brooks: Interview

June 19: A Hero's Journey: Spotlight
June 19: Kimberly Griffiths Little : Review of The Secret Sisters Club
June 19: Jen Greyson: Spotlight

June 20: In Brief: Blog Post
June 20: An Author In Progress: Overview of all 3 books.
June 20: A Book A Day: Review of Simply West of Heaven
June 20: Marathon Writer: Spotlight & Interview
June 20: Angela Carlie: Spotlight
June 20: David Farland: Shoutout

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June 21: Ordinary happily Ever After: Review of Simply West of Heaven
June 21: A Writer's Ramblings: Spotlight
June 21: Pauline Toohey: Author: Interview

June 22: James Duckett: Interview
June 22: Author Andrea Pearson: Spotlight
June 22: The Clan of the Stone: Spotlight

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoy Ginnie. :)