Sunday, December 25, 2011

How Tia Lola Saved the Summer by Julia Alvarez

Recently, I finished the book How Tia Lola Saved the Summer by Julia Alvarez. Twelve year old Miguel is not looking forward to having to share his home with a lot of people and definitely not with a bunch of girls. The girls too thrilled at the thought of spending their vacation in a small town in Vermont, either. Thankfully, his aunt Tia Lola makes the summer an exciting adventure.  And over the course of their stay, everyone changes for the better& with a little help from a little magic, of course.
     Reading How Tia Lola Saved the Summer was a pleasant and enjoyable read. I think that this book was very nice in the sense that it had a happy ending and that everyone was content at the end of the book. This book is age appropriate and kids of the age group will enjoy the book a lot. However, I found the book to not have any surprising twists or turns which would make me want to keep on reading. I thought that the book was great, but if there was a curveball thrown somewhere in the book that would not have been expected it would have made the book even better. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good book to read and I think there should be a sequel for it.

Reviewer Age:13
Reviewer City, State and Country: Braintree, Massachusetts United States of America