Lumberjanes is an odd read. It is set during the summer, but there is nothing in the synopsis that really tells what the book is about. What I read in the book does not seem to chalk up to the synopsis written for it…perhaps because there is not a good way to write one?
Puddly the Penguin sounds like such a cute read. In reality, it is a diatribe. This is my review from a few years ago. One of the things I said was that the dialogue was “conversations being shoved down the reader’s throat constantly.” It was not a thoughtful, heartfelt children’s read with some lessons along the way. It was a constant barrage.
Whitney Wallace is the most boring, spoiled, conceited child there ever was. Nothing is interesting to her. Nothing about life is at all remotely of anything. She complains constantly about boring, boring, boring. What is with the warning? There was nothing remotely funny about this book, except the fact that Whitney’s family put up with her shit. I don’t think young readers would be interested in this book because they’d get too bored of Whitney’s complaining.