SIDNEY GRACE’S MAY MUST LIST – BRING ON THE SUMMER!sidney graces Must List

Happy May Friends!

Welcome back to Sidney Grace’s Must Have List for Miss O and Friends!

I don’t know about you, but once May rolls around each year, I get so excited about summer break, which is just around the corner! Not only do I love playing outside until dark and sleeping in late, but I love to go to summer camp with my friends! With summer fast approaching, let me tell you about this month’s must have item! It is a fantastic book called “To Night Owl From Dog Fish” by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer.

This awesome book is centered around two girls, Bett Devlin (Dogfish) and Avery Bloom (Night Owl), who are secretly set up by their dads to go to summer camp so that they will become friends. These 12-year-old girls are complete opposites, but learn to love each other, once they get to camp and really get to know one another. I love the message in this book, which is to always be yourself and to always help others. Told almost entirely through emails, this heartfelt book is full of so many moments where you will laugh and others where you might cry. It is such a great book, I could hardly put it down! When summer camp is over for Bett and Avery, what will happen with their friendship, since they live so far apart? Will they even be able to stay friends? You will have to read “To Night Owl From Dog Fish” to find out! I just know you will love this book as much as I did! Happy Reading!

SYNOPSIS: From Night Owl to Dogfish

 By Holly Goldberg Sloane and Meg Wolitzer

Avery Bloom, who’s bookish, intense, and afraid of many things, particularly deep water, lives in New York City. Bett Devlin, who’s fearless, outgoing, and loves all animals as well as the ocean, lives in California. Bett and Avery are sent, against their will, to the same sleepaway camp. Soon go off the rails for the girls, and they find themselves on a summer adventure that neither of them could have predicted.

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SIDNEY GRACE BOOK REVIEW: “To Night Owl From Dog Fish”

 By Holly Goldberg Sloane and Meg Wolitzer

Book Review By: Sidney Grace Culwell

Are you looking for a feel-good book about the ups and downs of families and friendships? Then you have got to check out this fantastic book called “To Night Owl From Dog Fish” by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer. This awesome book is centered around two girls, Bett Devlin (Dogfish) and Avery Bloom (Night Owl), who are secretly set up by their dads to go to summer camp so that they will become friends. These 12-year-old girls are complete opposites. Bett is outdoorsy, adventures and a bit of a daredevil. Avery is completely different from Bett. She loves writing, poetry, studying, and being indoors. She is also terrified of the water with a major fear of drowning.

When Bett’s and Avery’s fathers meet in Chicago, they begin a relationship. With them both having 12-year-old daughters, they want the girls to get to know each other, so they devise a plan to send them to the same summer camp, while they have their own adventure around China. When Bett reads her dad’s email and finds out about the plan, she secretly contacts Avery to let her know. The girls email back and forth and promise each other they will not talk or meet, but just email. That plan changes when they do end up meeting at the camp. Their bond grows, when a secret is shared on Family Day and Avery gets an unexpected visit from someone she has not seen in a long time. As the girls get to know each other even more and the thought of them being sisters is more appealing by the minute, they are crushed when their dads get home from China with terrible news.

With a bit of a “Parent Trap” feel to it along with a twist, this book is a definite must read. It will keep you entertained and wondering what will happen next the entire time. Told almost entirely through emails, this heartfelt book is full of so many moments where you will laugh and others where you might cry. It is such a great book, I could hardly put it down. When summer camp is over for Bett and Avery, what will happen with their friendship, since they live so far apart? Will they even be able to stay friends? You will have to read “To Night Owl From Dog Fish” to find out! I just know you will love this book as much as I did! Happy Reading!

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