I am pleased to be joining in with Mother Daughter Book Reviews for another of their fab reviews. This time the review is for the middle grade book , “Bingo Summer” by Dawn Malone. I know that you'll love it as much as we did.
About the Book
Title: Bingo Summer
Author: Dawn Malone
Publication Date: May 7, 2014
Recommended Ages: 10+Summary:
On her thirteenth birthday, Summer Haas scratches the lottery ticket her mom tucked into her birthday card and the down-on-their-luck family become instant millionaires. Then the attention gets crazy in their small Illinois town, and the family moves north to ‘disappear’ in the Chicago suburbs. Summer’s new home might as well be on the Moon, it’s so different from where she used to live.
Suddenly, Summer is a candidate for student council, trades her t-shirt and jeans for mall-brand clothes, and throws a party for her entire grade even though she didn’t invite a single guest. Everyone wants Summer to be someone other than herself, including the super-popular Suri who Summer hopes will be her new best friend. There’s Mara who wants Summer to forget about competing with her for third base when softball season comes. And Summer just wants to avoid Dink and Anna even though she has more in common with them than she wants to admit.
But when Mara discovers how Summer’s family made their millions, and threatens to tell the whole school, Summer needs a friend more than ever. Can Summer fit in AND stay true to herself?
My ReviewA super book for any junior high library. Appeals to teenage girls who will be able to empathise with the characters. A lovely read.
What People Are Saying
“Good grapes, but this is a fun story that was well-written. ” ~ 5 Star Review, Librarian Sheryl, Amazon
“Bingo Summer was nicely written, kept your attention, and is a great book to have in a junior high library. ” ~ 5 Star Review, Kathy, Amazon
“Dawn Malone is a great writer whose lively writing style and interesting details make the book fun to read. A charming book that is perfect for middle school girls. ” ~ 5 Star Review, JadeBlue, Amazon
“I loved this book! I thought the author did a fabulous job of weaving a great YA book that readers will remember. Believable characters and just really great writing. ” ~ 5 Star Review, M.Z., Amazon