if it’s too difficult for grown-ups, write for children


I have a feeling I’m going to be posting a lot of these: a great review for SUITE SCARLETT by Maureen Johnson, this time from The Edge of the Forest (who also reviewed BAND GEEK LOVE in this issue!). To quote:

Maureen Johnson’s lively writing and endlessly funny characters make this book a sure hit with fans of her previous books, The Key to the Golden Firebird, The Bermudez Triangle, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Devilish, and Girl at Sea. It will definitely earn her many new fans as well. Me, for one.
The Martin family dynamics, especially the relationships between siblings, are unique, yet familiar. This gives the story an expectation easily fulfilled by its genius author, who weaves a plot highlighting the best traits of each character.[…]
A smooth read that’s perfect for pool side entertainment and worthy of passing on to friends for book clubby discussion.

Dare one call it a “rave”? I think one might!