I am going to review The Penderwicks by Jeanie Birdsall today! This is one of my favorite books, because the character Jane Penderwick made me want to be a writer. Here we go!
The Penderwicks by Jeanie Birdsall:
"A Summer Story of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy"
This is the story of four girls and their father on a normal summer vacation which turns out to be not so normal, they run into gardeners, bunnies, angry bulls, Mrs. Tifton, and a very unusual boy.
Rosalind: I was surprised that when I re-read it, how young Rosalind is! When I read it the first time I thought of her as at least 14, when she is really 12! Guess I wasn't paying very much attention there. I love how she takes care of all her sisters.
Skye: "Blue Skye, blue eyes." It is very relatable that people are always switching her with Jane. I look like Skye and my older sister looks like Jane, and people used to always call me her, and her me because I'm taller.
Jane: I already said that she inspired me to love to write. I actually wrote to Jeanie Birdsall for a writing contest. I didn't even get mentioned, but I did it! Back to thoughts on Jane. I love the way she thinks through the problem!
Batty: She isn't in the least! She always makes sure no one is forgotten.
Storyline: 8, There is a little kissing, so if you really dod not like that there is only a tiny bit, or if you are like Skye and just stick your tounge out, say, "Ew!" and just move along, either way I recommend it!!
Quotes: 8, "This I Swear on the Penderwick Family Honor."
Good For: Families, Sisters, Writers, Anyone.
Overall Score: 8!!
Sorry this is a short review, I really wanted to do this review of one of my favorite books!!!
Thank you for reading!!!