My enjoyment rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Genre: Juvenile Fiction (3-5th grade)
Source: Author (I was not compensated in anyway for my review. My thoughts are mine alone).
Poor Piper Reed – she’s on the move again!
Fortunately, it’s to Norfolk, Virginia, where dear friends Michael and Nicole live. But due to distance, she’s anxious she may not see them as often as she wants, and is concerned about the continuity of her precious Gypsy Club!
Luckily, Piper’s new neighbor, a stamp collecting, bowling phenom named Arizona Smiley, shows her that friends (and Gypsy members!) can be found in all the right places.
Kimberly Willis Holt’s, Piper Reed, Forever Friend, is a delightful continuation of Piper’s exploits as the middle sister in a very mobile Navy family.
As someone who moved often as a child, Piper is a literary friend I wish I had to comfort me during my many moves! Her spunk was infectious and her creativity enjoyed.
My only regret is that I haven’t read the previous five installments of Piper’s adventures!
This would have made the perfect addition to our Mother/Daughter book club selections.
Thanks to the author, I’m thrilled to offer a giveaway!
1 winner will receive signed copies of these 3 Piper Reed books
PIPER REED, FOREVER FRIEND
PIPER REED, NAVY BRAT
PIPER REED, RODEO STAR
Open to US only
Ends 8/29/12 (2 weeks! Winner will be determined by random.org)
Please leave a comment (and email) about a relocation experience to be entered. One comment/one entry! No tweeting or following necessary (but you may if you would like!)
Also – I had the opportunity to ask Ms. Holt a few questions about Piper – come back on Saturday for her responses!
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