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The Penderwicks In Spring, by Jeanne Birdsall — September 2, 2017

The Penderwicks In Spring, by Jeanne Birdsall

download (16)It has been five years since the last Penderwicks book. Rosalind is in college. Skye is in the year before college ands Jane is in the year before that. Batty is in fifth grade. Ben is in second grade. And there is a new Penderwick named Lydia. Everyone is impressed with Batty’s musical abilities. And Batty finds a new talent as well. She is very excited for her 11th birthday concert. Hound is dead!!!!! Dead!!!!! Batty cannot sleep one night and she hears a conversation that is not meant for her. With Hound not there to help her cope, Batty starts having problems. Can Batty get through them?

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My number one problem with this book was the title. Batty was the MC and though the other Penderwicks were mentioned they were not really that important. I did think that the rest of the story was good though. There were a lot of values in this book. It taught you a lot of life lessons and just be a good person. Which is one of my favorite things about a book. I am really sad that the series ended but I am glad that I own the book and can read it whenever I want.

Batty was so much more serious then the previous books. That shocked me. I was also shocked and sad that Hound died. I felt like I was not a reader anymore but a member of the family. I was happy that the Penderwicks got two other dogs by the end of the book. That brought tears to my eyes. Batty’s problems made me very sad. I amost cried then too. Wow, I am just in the crying mood today, aren’t I? My dream fantasy right now is to meet these wonderful characters in the real life and spend a day with them.

The plot was mainly Batty’s issues. I understood why that had to be in the book but it still made me sad. I loved how everyone was so much older then the other books. It made me wonder what had happened to them and how had they been while I had not read about them. I did want a bit more recap though. I felt bad for some people in this book from time to time. But I think that this was meant to happen. I felt very sad read this book sometimes but I think that this was supposed to happen as well. 

As a recap, I really did like this story but it made me a little sad sometimes. There was quite a bit of character change in this book. I felt like DNFing this book a little bit because it got so sad but I realized that I was supposed to feel sad through this book. Well, the author did a good job with that. I felt like I should run ointo the bathroom and burst into tears a few times but that was it. 

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I loved the whole Penderwicks series and I think that I will read it again and again. I am sorry but I love this book and series so much. Please remember to fill put my survey. You can find the link on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!!!! Have a Great Day!!!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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The Penderwicks At Point Mouette, by Jeanne Birdsall — September 1, 2017

The Penderwicks At Point Mouette, by Jeanne Birdsall

download (15)The Penderwicks are going on another summer vacation!!!! This time to a cottage in Maine called the Birches in Point Mouette. But, instead of having Daddy, Iantha, Ben, and Rosalind, they are on their own without them. Very Sad. Now Skye is the OAP, which means Oldest Available Penderwick. Skye is not feeling up for this adventure but she does it anyway. And lucky her. Pretty much everything that can go wrong does go wrong. But something good does happen. It is very sweet and you hear more about it in the next book. If you loved the first two books then you will love this one.

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This book was as perfect as the first two ones. I loved this book as much as I loved the first two ones. I hope that I love the fourth book as much as I did these three. Everything was perfect. Like it was truly perfect. If you do not know what the perfect book is you need to read the Penderwicks. I hope that there are people like the Penderwicks in real life because in my eyes they are perfect. I feel the happiness coming out of this family and I am really jealous for them.

The characters were new and exciting. There were some changes in between the second and the third books but that was okay. What I really liked was how much the characters changed while reading!!!! I loved Skye and understood how hard it must be for her.  I think that Skye is my all time favorite character in this book. I don’t know how that happened. I thought that I would connect with bookish Jane but no. I connected with Skye. Well, Jane is a bit sappy. I like Skye better. But, all the characters are great.

There was really not that much of a plot in this book. Just like the last book. But it didn’t matter. I still loved the book. I liked hearing about all their adventures. It made me excited and happy. Moist kof the stories were ongoing for most of the book. But the most important part left me in tears. It was so sad!!!! And happy!!!!! It was bittersweet!!!!! Now I might cry again!!!!!! Wait, no I’m not. It is okay now. If you want to find out about what is making me so sad you need to read the book. 

Point Mouette was a really interesting setting. I liked going up to Maine again. I did that last week and went to Acadia. Point Moitte sounds like another place that I want to live and now there are too many of those. My poor travel list is going longer. I feel like I will never be able to read about this scene enough. And to think. That if I what to be a writer then I need to write something like that. It is a very scary thought. I really do not think that I could ever write something like that. 

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I think that is one of my favorite books of all time. It might even be better then the first two. I do not know that for sure. Please remember to fill out my survey for how I can make my blog better. You can find the link on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!!!!! Have A Great Day!!!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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The Penderwicks On Gardam Street, by Jeanne Birdsall — August 31, 2017

The Penderwicks On Gardam Street, by Jeanne Birdsall

download (13)The Penderwicks are back home after their vacation at Arundel. School is starting. Soccer season is starting. A new neighbor is moving in. Everything is very busy on Garden Street. But then, Aunt Claire comes and tells Daddy that she needs to stop being such a sad sob and get a life. Not like that, but how I would have said it. As in a dating and social life. So the girls come up with the Save Daddy Plan. Where they save their dad from future wives. So they make up this haliarous plan too save Daddy that will make you laugh all the way to heaven. Design O

This book may be better then the first one but I cannot tell. What I can tell you is that this book is amazing!!!!!!!! I love it to death!!!!!!!!!! *runs around the room screaming and then trips over a moving box* I am fine and a bit calmer. This book was just as calm. It made me feel the same way the first book did. I thing that this is really strange and would love to know more about it. If you know please tell me. I would love to know.

There really was not much of a plot in this book. You would think that the Save Daddy Plan would be the plot but it really isn’t. It is moire like one of the many stories about the Penderwicks life on Gardam Street. Hence the name of the book. I hate writing with this Kindle. I make so many typos. But back to the subject. I did really like this style of writing and it made me really happy. So that made me really happy. I was proud of the author for writing like this because I imagine that it would be hard.

The characters were amazing!!!!!! I loved them. There were so many new characters but Jeanne Birdsall did a great job with this. At the end of the book I felt like some of the characters I had known all my life and I could walk right next door to see the Penderwicks or the Giegers. That amazed me. I felt really sad when I realized that they were not coming because they were not real. I almost cried then. I need these people to be real!!!!! I need them too!!!!!!!!!!!!! The characters made me so happy that I laughed at every other page.

Gardam Street was really a work of art. I loved it so much. I wanted to drive through every neighborhood until I found it.  I loved Gardam Street and I wanted to live there until I died. Okay, now I am sad because I am going to die. It is okay Annalee. You are not going to die anytime soon. I really did love this book to the bottom of my heart.

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I loved the Penderwicks On Gardam Street to the bottom of my soul. I got the Red Queen at the bookstore today so I will be rating that sometime soon. Please fill out my survey. You can find the link to that on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!!! Have a Great Day!!!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall — August 30, 2017

The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall

download (12)Because, the landlord has sold the house that the Penderwicks usually rent for the summer they must find a new cottage to rent for the summer. So they find this cottege next to this mansion called Arundel. And a  little boy named Jeffrey. These five go on lots of adventures. They try to have fun while avoiding Jeffrey’s snotty mother, Mrs. Tifton. Only the Penderwicks would have so much fun while attending parties and plotting to save Jeffrey from going to military school. The Penderwicks have such an action packed summer that you can not help laughing and crying and smiling along with them 

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I loved The Penderwicks to death. It does deal with some very sad things in this book. Like hearing about Mr Penderwick, a single dad raising four girls. But you also hear about how happy and funny these girls are when they are chilling, playing, or being the sarcastic, witty people that they are. Jeanne Birdsall did a great job with that. 

The little romances in this book were so cute!!!!! So Rosalind liked somebody and Skye liked somebody and these were like little crushes!!!!! They were adorable!!!!! I loved the rabbits!!!!!! So the guy who worked as the caretaker had two rabbits and they were the most adorable things in the world. I felt love for the rabbits. How am I supposed to feel love for rabbits? I guess that shows that Jeanne Birdsall is so good at what she does that I even love the minor characters.

The plot was extremely funny. I was laughing through every other chapter. That is how good this book is. When a character said something funny, I laughed from the heart. That does not normally happen for me. But it does in this book. That is why I love this book so much. I like authors who portray the issue in the book in a light and funny manner, while still going deep into the topic. That is something that Jeanne Birdsall does really well. 

I really enjoyed this book a lot. It holds a special meaning in my heart and I feel happy that I have read this book. I will be starting the second book, The Penderwicks On Gardam Street as soon as I finish writing this post. I felt really calm while I was reading this book for some reason. So, I would be reading and suddenly I would have to stop and I would feel really calm. Can someone explain that to me?

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I loved this book to the bottom of my heart. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a nice funny story and lofts of laughs. Please remember to fill out my survey, that information is on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!!! Have a Great Day!!!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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