Saturday, July 28, 2018

Review: "Soprano Trouble" by Victoria Kimble

Today, I have a treat for you! We have a guest review by my nine-year-old cousin Alexis. Alexis is an avid reader (just like her mom and cousin), and she's just about to enter 4th grade. She's on the lower end of the recommended ages for this book, but I was pretty sure she'd like it, and I was right! After Alexis finished reading the book, she came over to chat with me about it.

Summer McKidd is a bright, compassionate 7th grader. She has a good group of friends, which can be a hard feat for someone in junior high. She and her friends love to sing in their choir at school, and this is where her trouble begins. At the fall concert, her friends drag her into a mean prank and Summer is soon sentenced to nursery duty at church. When she walks into the nursery, she sees that the victim of their prank is also a volunteer. Summer begins a friendship with this girl but soon sees that she will have to choose between her group of friends and her new friend. Can Summer do what is right and keep her friends?

When I asked Alexis about this book, this is what she had to say:
I really liked the book! I read it in two days. It teaches kids not to play pranks on each other. I don't know if it would be good for all girls because some of my friends only like animal stories. But I give it an A+.
As we talked, I could tell that Alexis had picked up on themes of being kind to others, standing up for what's right, and choosing to forgive ... and she really, really loved the story. I think that translates to 5 stars :-)

Victoria Kimble is a wife, a mom to three girls, a full-fledged homebody, a so-so housekeeper, a mediocre musician and has dreamed of writing her whole life. She lives at the foot of the Rockies in Littleton, Colorado and she will never take that for granted. She has spent most of her life living in Colorado, with a brief six-year hiatus to live in Nebraska to attend college and get married. She is mostly a stay-at-home mom, but dabbles in a variety of other odd jobs, such as being the nursery director at church, doing admin work and crocheting beard hats in the winter. She loves meat and potatoes, superhero TV shows and movies, and when the weather stays between 70 and 80 degrees. She could probably love the beach if she ever spent any time there.

Victoria spent her childhood reading and making friends with the characters in her favorite books. She never grew out of that. After many years of wondering, she decided it was time to write the stories she had always dreamed of writing. She hopes that her stories model an active Christian lifestyle, while feeding the insatiable sense of wonder and adventure that everyone has deep inside.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free for review from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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