Saturday, September 29, 2012

Review: Charlie Woodchuck is a Minor Niner - Dalya Moon


 
 
Looking to discover a new Indie Author ?
Have you read "Practice Cake" by Dalya Moon ?
Get ready for her teen book which was recently renamed "Charlie" and reprinted with a new cover.
 
Review: Charlie Woodchuck is a Minor Niner aka Charlie - Book #1 Snowy Cove Series - 2011
Going through my Kindle reads is like a lucky dip as I have so many on there to choose from. Today's read is Charlie Woodchuck is a Minor Niner , another great cover and the write-up sounded interesting. The year was 1988 and Charlaine aka Charlie Woodchuck is about to enter the ninth grade. Fed up with the fact that electives aren't equal e.g Boys can't take sewing and cooking and Girls can't take metalwork or woodwork aka shop class. Charlie decides to take a stand and sign uo for the woodwork elective under the name Charlie Woodchuck. Suprisingly , she slips through as they assume she is a boy and Charlie is now enrolled in Shop class. This book has two different storylines , the first is Charlie's stand at taking Shop Class and her by taking the class we read as she puts her activism skills to the test and sets the way for equal rights in choosing electives. The major step though is will Charlie be able to back up her plea with evidence as she takes it to the PTA and the Board of Trustees ? The second storyline follows Charlie as she learns about Genetics in science and this classwork leads her down the road to discovering she is in fact adopted. Can Charlie find out from her parents who her real family is ? Does Charlie have another family out there , that she doesn't know of ?
Charlie Woodchuck is a good story but I did find in places the book quite hard to follow as it does jump about from one thing to another and you feel at times that crucial parts are missing. I would however , think it would be awesome if their was a second book written which followed Charlie as the book was left hanging and I was like Ok , does she tell or not ?
A good read and definitely a book for the 11 - 16 year olds as any older could find themselves getting frustrated as they read the book.
 
 
 

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