Review: Chocolate Covered Baloney (Confessions of April Grace)

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Chocolate Covered Baloney (Confessions of April Grace) by KD McCrite

Age Range: 8 and up

Paperback: 288 pages

Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Original edition (November 13, 2012)

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (thank you!)

Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis:

The last thing April Grace wants is more change in her life—but
that’s exactly what she gets! Plus, April has a new mystery to solve
when Myra Sue starts sneaking around and acting very suspicious!

From snooty new neighbors to starting junior high to getting a new baby brother to having her grandmother get a boyfriend, April Grace has had enough change to last until she is at least 87 years old.

But
when it rains, it pours, and April Grace is in for the ride of her life
when her prissy, citified neighbor Isabel becomes her gym teacher and a
long-lost relative suddenly reappears and throws everything into a
tizzy. On top of that, April’s sister, Myra Sue, has been hiding
something and sneaking around. April needs to find out what is going on
before her silly sister gets herself into trouble again. More important,
will April find the grace she needs to handle her topsy-turvy life and
forgive past wrongs?

Girls will fall in love with April’s
humor and completely relate to her as she deals with family, friends,
drama, and both the humor and the heartache that are part of growing up.

About the Author:

KD McCrite grew up on an Ozark Mountain farm along an old dirt
road, just like April Grace Reilly in the Confessions of April Grace
series. She loves writing stories that make people laugh and think. For a
while, she worked as a librarian, but these days she sits at her desk
and makes up stories.

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My Thoughts:

This is a great book for a tween girl.  April Grace is such an adorable
character. I loved her to pieces. She was interesting, funny, and witty.
The entire book is full of good, believable characters. The writing is
clean and entertaining, while conveying the story and message clearly.
Honestly, I just loved this book and would recommend it to any girl ages 8
and up.

While this is the third book in a series, it also can be read as a stand alone novel. 

 

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