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Morse Pond Review: Swing Sideways

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Nanci Turner Steveson

HarperCollins

$16.99

Available now

Swing Sideways is one of my all time favorite books.  The stream of events run from adventurous, to heartwarming, to surprising, to exciting.  The main character, Annie starts off feeling overwhelmed with the schedules her mother makes, how her whole life is planned out.  So for the entire summer, they come up with the Freedom Plan, Annie gets to do whatever she wants.  That summer they head to the countryside, and live by a farm.  Here, Annie makes friends with a mysterious but lovable girl named California.  The two of them spend the whole summer running around the farm, enjoying life, solving mysteries.   Just when Annie thinks everything in her life is going perfectly, something unexpected happens that changes her life forever.

Overall, this book is much like Bridge to Terabithia or Out of My Mind.  I strongly recommend this book to anyone, you won’t be disappointed!

-Grace, age 11

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Morse Pond Review: Swing Sideways

 

SwingSidewaysSwing Sideways

Nanci Turner Steveson

HarperCollins

$16.99

Available now

Adventure is all Annabell wants.With her psychologist commanding her family to have a summer without schedules and her mother going crazy, this summer is not what Annabell expected. Meeting California was one of her adventures. Also, at the farm a mile down the street from their summer cottage lives grumpy old Mr. McMurtry. Climbing apple trees, saving dogs, and finding lost horses to bring California’s mother home leads to twists turns, heartbreaks and leaps of faith, and will keep you reading until the shocking and heartbreaking end.

~ Ava, grade 6

 

 

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