What I’m Reading: As Simple as it Seems

I grabbed up a juvenile fiction book again, As Simple as It Seems (Laura Geringer Books).  This one is by Sarah Weeks.


I’ve listened to one of her previous books, So. B. It.  That book was wonderful-one of the daughter’s favorite books from growing up.  This one is good too.

When the kids were little I would often read books to them.  This one would be a good one.  If you have a child with fetal alcohol issues-or a child who is adopted, this would be a good book as well as Verbie, the fifth grade girl in the story deals with both issues.

Here’s what Amazon has to say about it, “Verbena Colter knows she’s bad news.

Trouble from the get-go. How could she not be, with parents like hers? Her mother practically pickled her before she was even born, leaving Verbie to struggle with the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome. And her father was just plain mean. Verbie wishes she could be somebody, anybody other than who she is. Enter Pooch, a flatlander boy visiting for the summer. When Pooch and his mom rent the house next door, Verbie takes the opportunity to be someone else entirely. And what starts out as a game leads Verbie into a surprising and heartwarming journey of self-discovery.”

Amazon readers say 4.2 stars.  I’d agree…but keep in mind, it is juvenile fiction.

1 thought on “What I’m Reading: As Simple as it Seems

  1. ColleenM

    JO,

    I just may have to read this one. My daughter brought So B. It home for a book report and I read it – cute book.

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