Yes, it's time for another quickie review from Amanda, our terribly talented teen reviewer....Hit it, Amanda...
Here's a cute little story about Ally, a fifth grader who’s very excited for her fifth grade year with her best friend Betsy. They’ll enter the talent show, wear matching outfits, eat lunch together… However, things don’t go as planned and Betsy ignores Ally, and becomes friends with Ally’s archenemy, Mean Mona. The only person that will talk to her is Tina, the different new girl, who wears her hair like Princess Leia, and lives life in a fun and showy way.
After weeks of mourning over the loss of her best friend, Ally decides to enter the talent show, and perform a disco dance, her favorite, with Tina. Will she win the show? Will she get her best friend back? Will she finally learn to love 5th grade? There’s so much and more in this simply written, charming book.
In honor of the main character, Ally’s penchant for writing poems about what’s going on in her life, I have decided to write a poem. So, here it goes:
Thank You, Lucky Stars, a poem written by Amanda:
I read a book the other day, about a 10-year old girl
At first I was apprehensive, then I decided to give it a whirl
It told a story about disco, hairstyles, and lucky stars
Girls who love the moon, and girls who seem like they’re from Mars.
In the end, a lesson was learned, and the book, I’d say was cool
It made me think of my younger years, and why I loved school.
So, go pick up a copy of Thank You, Lucky Stars. You’ll thank your lucky stars you did.