Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Trouble Blows West by Monique Bucheger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Trouble Blows West
Series: Ginnie West Adventure #2
Author: Monique Bucheger
Publisher: True West Publishing
Release Date: March 18, 2020
Genre: Middle-Grade Contemporary Fiction
Synopsis: Putting her body in motion before her brain is in gear creates a mountain of problems for 12 year-old Ginnie West. She is certain that defending her twin brother, Toran, from the biggest bully in sixth grade was the right thing to do. But Ginnie couldn’t be more wrong. She quickly figures out that Toran doesn’t appreciate being rescued by a girl any better than Pierce likes being knocked down by one. When Pierce seeks revenge on Ginnie, Toran sets aside his anger and helps her plot a playback prank at Pierce’s house. Sadly, Ginnie learns that Pierce has a reason for being a bully when she sees his dad drop him to the floor like a ragdoll with one awful blow to the chest. Realizing he’s a boy in big trouble, Ginnie switches gears and decides to be his ally, even if he won’t let her be his friend.
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Trouble Blows West by Monique Bucheger grabbed my attention from the very first chapter (just read it and you will find out why!) and kept me hooked throughout the story. This story is geared toward 4th-6th grade age persons, yet it still was fun for me to read. I liked the simple dialogue mixed with the tough issues. It reminded me of the Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn only geared towards a younger audience. The main topic of bullying was covered gracefully; although I do wish the dad or teachers had more formally explained why counteracting bullying physically is not really the way to handle the situation, as this book is geared towards an impressionable audience. Otherwise, it was all very interesting, and I really enjoyed the overall storyline and I am looking forward to reading more about Ginny’s adventures!
I definitely recommend this book to kids (or young adults) looking for something light and fun to read. 4 out of 5 stars for the creative characters, the relevant themes, and for keeping me interested until the end.
*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
When Monique Bucheger isn’t writing, you can find her playing taxi driver to one or more of her 12 children, plotting her next novel, scrapbooking, or being the “Mamarazzi” at any number of child-oriented events. Even though she realizes there will never be enough hours in any given day, Monique tries very hard to enjoy the journey that is her life. She shares it with a terrific husband, her dozen children, an adorable granddaughter, a son-in-law, three cats, and many real and imaginary friends. She is the author of several books and plans to write many more. You can find more about Monique and her works on her website. CONNECT WITH MONIQUE: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
(1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card OR winner’s choice of Google Play, Apple, or Kobo!
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