What It Is About - FIVE Things You Need to Know:
1. *Donut is her name and she is dealing with some major "stuff" in her life.
2. *She lost her mother early on and now is dealing with life without her pops.
3. *With her father gone, her Aunt Agnes has arrived in their hometown to care for Agnes. She is ok with that, but is not alright when her Aunt shares her plan to take Donut to Boston to live with her.
4. *Donut and her best friend Tiny decide to come up with a plan to keep her in their little village and living life as they have come to know and enjoy.
5. *Donut, her family, and friends are living in 1920's and this historical fiction novel explores the issues of loss, coping, friendship, and moving forward.
What I Thought Of It: This was another book that most readers enjoyed while I thought it was alright. The cover, the storyline, and the tone all felt very old fashioned to me. This may have been done intentionally since it is a historical fiction novel. The story was simple, but warm and full of heart. I did appreciate the humor that was used throughout the story.
Who Should Read It: I'm thinking this story would be appreciated by middle-grade female readers. I think they would enjoy Donut and her lively characteristics. The book isn't very long. Readers in grades four, five, and six could handle it with ease. I've seen many positive reviews by adult readers who LOVED the story. Give it a try. Happy Reading!
Rating: 3 STARS out of 5 Stars!