Monday, July 15, 2013

Book Review: A Big Year for Lily (2013)

A Big Year for Lily. Suzanne Woods Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger. 2013. Revell. 272 pages. [Source: Review Copy]

This is the third book in the Adventures of Lily Lapp series. The first two novels in the series are: Life with Lily and A New Home for Lily. A Big Year for Lily covers Lily Lapp's fourth grade year. Readers see the celebrations of several family birthdays and the holidays as well. Lily gets in and out of trouble multiple times. And Lily has a few more adventures in the kitchen! This time she wants to cook just ONE cupcake. (She learns that it is impossible to divide one egg into twentieths, and that cooking even one cupcake makes a big, big mess.) But she has a few successes as well, like when she makes her mom a surprise birthday cake mostly on her own.

If you have enjoyed Lily in the previous books, you probably won't be disappointed in the latest installment of the series. I am continuing to find her a lovely heroine. I love this contemporary series with a historical feel. I love the focus on relationships and friendships. I love Lily's relationship with her parents. Lily struggles to make good decisions every day. It isn't always easy.

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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