Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave by Jen White
Title: Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave
Author: Jen White
Publisher: MacMillan Children's Publishing Group
Price: $16.99 U.S. (hardcover)
Publish Date: June 9, 2015
Target Audience: Children/Middle Grades
I received this book as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Twelve-year-old Liberty has always had to look out for her sister Billie. She is put to the biggest test of her life when their mother dies and they find themselves abandoned by their estranged father at a gas station. An avid watcher of animal television shows, Liberty takes careful notes. She uses those animal survival strategies to help keep her sister and herself safe.
This book is one of the best middle grade books I have read recently. Liberty is a character that readers can look up to. She cares so deeply for her sister and will do anything to keep her safe. She is also very smart and resourceful. Billie is the typical little sister and readers with siblings will easily relate to the relationship that Liberty and Billie have. The adventure the girls set upon in an effort to return home will keep readers turning the pages. I highly recommend this book!
A debut novel from Jen White, I am excited to see what else she has in store for middle grade readers! Reader Rach rating: 5 stars
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