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Book Review- Forever Four

13 Feb, 2012 by in middle grade books, penguin Leave a comment

Forever Four
by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 19th 2012
by Penguin Group USA, Inc
ISBN 044845548X
Book Source: Publisher
Rating: 4 stars

Summary from Goodreads: 4 girls creating 1 voice . . . will anyone be heard?
Paulina, Miko, Tally, and Ivy are four extraordinarily different seventh-graders. Paulina is 100% Type A. Miko is a fashionista. Tally is a theater queen. And Ivy – well, Ivy’s the new girl at school. The four girls get tossed together to create a school magazine – by girls, for girls – in a competition to get funding for a new school program. But it seems like they’ll never agree on anything. And just when they begin to make headway, their biggest rival – the athletes – threatens their progress. As the four girls try to complete the first issue of their magazine, and create a corresponding blog, they start to wonder if they can get past their labels and give all the girls in school a way to speak up.

Crystal’s Review: I really loved the central idea of this book. Four different girls, Miko, Tally, Ivy and Paulina, thrown together to write a magazine for the girls of their school as part of a contest to win funding to start up an official school group for the magazine. The girls want the magazine to be written by girls for girls. Through the process of writing this magazine the girls learn that people are more then what they first appear to be and begin to question their original assumptions about the other members of the group. This book would be a great read for all girls making the transition from elementary school into middle school. The story is entertaining and would be a great tool for parents to use to introduce the lesson that one should not judge a book by its cover .
A great book with with a wonderful lesson to teach

I recommend this book for ages 9-13

About the author: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel was born in New York City, and grew up in Westchester County, and later Brussels, Belgium. From a very early age she was a zealous reader, buyer, and admirer of books. She attended the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York and Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.