Sunday, October 9, 2011

Faith, Hope, and Ivy June ~ by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Complete opposites, Ivy June Mosley and Cathrine Combs, are chosen for an exchange program. Ivy June's family doesn't have running water - they use a outhouse and get ready for the day at their kitchen sink. Cathrine's family has a two story house with five bathrooms. Ivy June thinks, "The Combs will be polite - crisp as soda cracker on the outside, hard as day old biscuits underneath,". Cathrine thinks, "The Mosley's will be sort of hard to get to know at first, but they'll tell me just what they think if I ask their opinion about something. They'll be easily offended if they feel I'm putting them down. And it's probably true that they're mistrustful of outsiders and want to stick to traditions."

I thought this book was marvelous! Naylor teaches you not to judge a book by it's cover. Readers will experience humor, controversy, suspense, and love as Ivy June and Catherine's adventure unfolds. It's a perfect friendship book for girls 10 and up.

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