Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell

Genevieve Welsh is excited, summer has finally come, so that means that she'll get an awesome summer vacation...right? Not necessarily...her mom is a super history geek. Loves the outdoors, loves the adventures, blah, blah, blah. Gen likes cruises, beaches, cute boys, and swimming with her best friends, Kristin & Ashley. Anyways, instead of going to the normal place, Club Med, her mother signs them up for Camp Frontier. Camp Frontier, run by Betsy, Ron, and their daughter, Nora, is a place where you ditch everything. Well, everything that matters to Gen: her iPod, sneakers, t-shirt, and make-up. Betsy puts her into a bib, a petticoat, pantaloons, wool stockings, a wool floor-length dress, and boots. Basically what you would wear if it were 1890. It is what you wear in Camp Frontier, where you spend a summer living in the 1890's. There are some highlights to this trip, like the other families who, for some reason, decided to do this "vacation", like Caleb's family, or more specifically, Caleb, and Kate (Ka). But it seems anytime Gen wants to have fun, one person is there to ruin it-Nora. Soon Gen realizes how terrible this can be, how hard it is to grow your own food, chop your own wood, wash clothes in a creek, and milk a cow, and on top of that, they get graded! Graded for a vacation! Will Gen ever be able to survive this "Little Hell on the Prairie"?

Little Blog on the Prairie was a funny, and somewhat of an entertaining book. I will be honest-it was not my favorite, but it was still a good read. I would think that girls would enjoy this book. If you guys like a little drama, farms, and a big twist, you might also enjoy it.

Reviewer Age:14

Reviewer City, State and Country: Winslow, AR USA