Middle Grade Review: Sunny Makes a Splash (Sunny #4) (Jennifer L. Holm)
About This Book:
The latest in the New York Times bestselling Sunny series brings Sunny into a sink-or-swim summer, where she needs to float her first job and dive into her first maybe-flirtation.
It's summer, and Sunny is BORED. Most of her friends are out of town. Her mom wants her to baby-sit way more than Sunny wants to baby-sit. There's nothing good on TV.
The only place that's cool (in a not-boring sense) and cool (in a not-hot sense) is the community pool. Sunny loves going there . . . and loves it even more when she's offered a job at the snack shack. Soon she's flinging fries and serving soft ice-cream like a pro . . . with the assistance of the very sweet boy who works with her.
Sunny's mom isn't sure Sunny should be quite so independent. But Sunny is definitely sure: Life is best when it's free swim.
*Review contributed by Karen Yingling, Staff Reviewer *
Graphic novels are particularly good for books that are set during different points in history. It's a great way to get a glimpse of what the world really looked like. I have to love a book that almost perfectly depicts the family room in my parents' house! (And yes. Bowls of ice cream every night while watching television. Because we didn't serve dessert WITH dinner. To this day, my father thinks this makes sense.) The clothes were also on point, although Sunny's fashion sense was a little more subdued than mine!
The Holms do a great job with Squish, Babymouse, and Sunny, and I'm always hoping they come up with another new character!