When Gen’s mom announces the family’s summer vacation will be at Camp Frontier where you get to pretend it’s 1890 and work on a real farm, Gen is not happy. To sweeten the deal, her mom shows Gen a cell phone that she will get after they get back from their adventure. Of course Gen hates Camp Frontier, but her smuggled in phone, through which she vents to her friends via text message, helps keep her sane… until her modern contraption is discovered, confiscated, and may get her family kicked out of Camp Frontier early. Meanwhile, one of Gen’s friends is putting the texts up on-line as blog posts leading to some unexpected, and some slightly predictable, craziness.
Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell is a cute book. The characters of Gen and Nora are real and relatable. Gen’s texts/blog posts are funny and probably exactly what most people (and not just teens!) would write during an experience like that if they’re being honest. I recommend this book to people (particularly girls, but boys would likely enjoy it, too) about 11 or 12 and up… including adults!
5 (out of 5) Stars
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