Stars So Sweet by Tara Dairman, 278 pages
In the third and
final book in the All Four Stars series Gladys is beginning seventh
grade in a new school. Although some of her friends will be there,
she is nervous about meeting new people and learning a new routine.
Gladys is also prepared to tell her parents about her freelance job as a
restaurant critic but is sidetracked when her aunt, Lydia, surprises her with a
visit. Gladys doesn't know what to do when her editor wants to meet
face-to-face. She is also overwhelmed with requests for help with bake
sales for several school clubs. Despite all of her troubles, Gladys finds
that she's enjoying school, her aunt's company, the restaurant reviews and even
the bake sales. If she can figure out how to handle some of the problems,
Gladys just might have a great year. I really loved this series.
It's a little sweet but some parts are hilarious and Gladys is easy to
root for. This is a good pick for elementary and middle school kids who
like realistic fiction.