thenewdiary

Hey there, ya’ll! I’m back – Hanna Kraft, a.k.a. CutePolarBear (who won one of the PPP over at DNA) wrote a lovely book and asked if I’d like to review it! Of course I said I wanted to! I love reading. Anyways, let’s get onto the review!

The book is about a girl in 1930 named Carol Ayers. The coolest part is that it’s based off of the stories and entries of Hanna’s great-grandmother’s meticulously kept diary! All the places and people are real, and the events are also!

I like a wide variety of books ranging from rather intense to just everyday life stories. I like mysteries, biographies, and more! 🙂

Anyways, this book was good for just a relaxing story. I read it to Amy, my little sister, before she went to bed each night.

What I especially liked:

  • The Christian outlook was neatly woven into the story, which I enjoyed
  • There were several funny incidents that we both liked a lot – especially when they were creeping through the kitchen but got caught
  • It’s realistic – nothing’s impossible in day to day life, as it often is in books.
  • It’s written in a way that is easy to understand, and it depicts the real life that girls had back then!

What I slightly disliked:

  • It was hard to keep up with all of the characters and their nicknames. Carol has several (eight, I think) siblings and each of them have nicknames that are interchanged. I kinda got used to it by the end of the book, but it was a bit confusing.

It was a fantastic book and I highly recommend it! I give it:

★★★★☆

Hope you enjoyed this review! 😀

~ MaditheMuser

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