Monday, March 23, 2015

Honey

Cover image for Honey
Honey
By Sarah Weeks
Scholastic, 2015. Fiction. 152 p

Melody's mother died when Melody was born.  Since then the ten-year-old has been wishing that her father could find someone new.  One day she overhears her father call someone "honey" on the phone and she begins to hope that her wish will come true.  Now she is on a quest with her best friend, Nick, and the pesky little neighbor girl, Teeny, to discover who this "honey" is.  In the process she makes a new friend and learns a little more about her own biological mother.  This sweet family story is told from the point of view of three characters:  Melody, Bee Bee, a new hair dresser in town who is obsessed with bees, and Bee-Bee's dog, Mo.  Weeks does a good job of tying the three points of view together to keep the reader engaged with the story and eager to figure out several little mysteries along the way. This is a good choice for early or middle grade readers who enjoyed Junie B. Jones or Clementine but are ready to move on to something a little longer.

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