Monday, May 24, 2010
TOS Review: Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure
Fiction for young girls can be notoriously bad. No just, "Wow, that's poorly written," kind of bad ... sadly, too often what fills the shelves of most booksellers borders on (or overtly crosses over into) the realm of, "I can't let my daughter read that!"
Is fiction for boys that much better? No, not really. But for some reason, when it comes to girls it's all about boyfriends, and dumb parents, and teasing mean girls. Yuck.
Guess what? There are options! You will have to look long, and you will have to look hard, but yes, they are out there. I know, because I have navigated the waters and come out on the other side. And trust me, it's so worth it. Well-written, interesting, maybe even edifying fiction can be found. I promise.
And hey--I'll even give you a heads up. :-) Check out Susan K. Marlow's Andrea Carter series. Published by Kregel Publications, this is a fun, adventurous series focusing on a spunky girl with a zest for life, an indomitable spirit, and a thirst for the right things in life. This series would make a fun read-aloud for younger girls (in the 7 and up range) or a great summer fun series for slightly older girls.
I'm giving away one free copy of Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure! Simply leave a comment listing your own favorite girlhood series and what you enjoyed so much about it to be entered into a drawing for this free book! Winner will be drawn on June 5.
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this product for review purposes. Refer to my general disclaimer for more information on my policies regarding reviews.