Books Kids Fiction Main Street: Welcome to Camden Falls (Book 1)

Main Street: Welcome to Camden Falls (Book 1)

 
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Overall, I really liked this book because it is easy to understand and the plot is interesting and the characters are heratwarming.
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Paulina Ruiz Reviewed by Paulina Ruiz March 09, 2013
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Main Street #1: Welcome to Camden Falls by Ann M. Martin

Overall, I really liked this book because it is easy to understand and the plot is interesting and the characters are heratwarming.

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Reader reviewed by tf3196

ok so here are theese two kids whoose parents die. they move with their grandma to camden falls even though they don;t reall want to. the learn to adapt to life there and meet new friends. with some adventures, friends, and courage they find out some things that the never realy thought of

this book is a begging to a series. it's boring and a not unique. i hope this series can make it's w ay back up!
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a reader Reviewed by a reader April 18, 2008
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not the bst

Reader reviewed by tf3196

ok so here are theese two kids whoose parents die. they move with their grandma to camden falls even though they don;t reall want to. the learn to adapt to life there and meet new friends. with some adventures, friends, and courage they find out some things that the never realy thought of

this book is a begging to a series. it's boring and a not unique. i hope this series can make it's w ay back up!

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Reader reviewed by Amanda

Ok, I'll admit it. I loved the Babysitter's Club series when I was younger. Loved it. I had every single book, special book, mystery book, Superspecial...every one (up to like 126, then I lost interest). Then stupid me went and sold them at a garage sale. What I was thinking, I don't know, but now I find myself scouring thrift stores for old copies, just to have possession of them again (NOT the ones with the new covers...yuck). Well now, Ms. Martin has introduced us to another series, one that centers on orphaned girls and their new life in a small town. Is it up to the Babysitter's Club level in my eyes? No. :-(


Welcome to Camden Falls follows Flora and Ruby as they move from the only home they've ever known to Camden Falls. They are going to live with their grandmother, Min, after their parents tragically die in a car accident. The girls are frightened and worried, as anyone would be, but they seem to handle the transition well. The girls and Min will live in a house connected to 8 other houses, which is lovingly named The Row Houses. All the neighbors love each other and have block parties all the time. Camden Falls is a lovely small town, where everyone knows everyone else and goes into Min's store, Needle and Thread to share the local gossip and to chat. The girls quickly make a myriad of friends, solve a mystery, and mourn their parents all in just about 125 pages.


This series could be great...I'll have to read the next installment to truly judge, but I think waay too much happened in the first novel. It got confusing at times. Were Flora and Ruby trying to deal with their parent's deaths or were they trying to solve the mystery of a shoplifter? Was Flora helping a neighbor starting to lose his mind to dementia or was she busy with sewing projects. Too much happening and too many characters had starring roles. However, Martin did that with the Babysitter's Club and I enjoyed that, so we'll see what happens after I read a couple more in the series.
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a reader Reviewed by a reader August 16, 2007
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A Shaky Start to a New Series

Reader reviewed by Amanda

Ok, I'll admit it. I loved the Babysitter's Club series when I was younger. Loved it. I had every single book, special book, mystery book, Superspecial...every one (up to like 126, then I lost interest). Then stupid me went and sold them at a garage sale. What I was thinking, I don't know, but now I find myself scouring thrift stores for old copies, just to have possession of them again (NOT the ones with the new covers...yuck). Well now, Ms. Martin has introduced us to another series, one that centers on orphaned girls and their new life in a small town. Is it up to the Babysitter's Club level in my eyes? No. :-(


Welcome to Camden Falls follows Flora and Ruby as they move from the only home they've ever known to Camden Falls. They are going to live with their grandmother, Min, after their parents tragically die in a car accident. The girls are frightened and worried, as anyone would be, but they seem to handle the transition well. The girls and Min will live in a house connected to 8 other houses, which is lovingly named The Row Houses. All the neighbors love each other and have block parties all the time. Camden Falls is a lovely small town, where everyone knows everyone else and goes into Min's store, Needle and Thread to share the local gossip and to chat. The girls quickly make a myriad of friends, solve a mystery, and mourn their parents all in just about 125 pages.


This series could be great...I'll have to read the next installment to truly judge, but I think waay too much happened in the first novel. It got confusing at times. Were Flora and Ruby trying to deal with their parent's deaths or were they trying to solve the mystery of a shoplifter? Was Flora helping a neighbor starting to lose his mind to dementia or was she busy with sewing projects. Too much happening and too many characters had starring roles. However, Martin did that with the Babysitter's Club and I enjoyed that, so we'll see what happens after I read a couple more in the series.

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