Series: Morgan Love #1
Author: Stephanie Perry Moore
Published Date: April 1, 2011
Publisher: Moody Publishers
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Rating: 4 Stars
Synopsis: The Morgan Love Series is a chapter book series written for girls, 7 – 9 years old. The series provides moral lessons that will aid in character development. It will also help young girls develop their vocabulary, english and math skills as they read through the stories and complete the entertaining and educational exercises provided at the end of each chapter and in the back of the book.
Morgan is sad and mad at the world because things are not going the way she wants them to go. Why does my daddy have to leave again to save the country? Why do I have to go live with mommy and her new husband? Why does my mommy have to have a new baby? Why do I have to go to a new school? Why do I have to make new friends? Why? Why? Why?
If Morgan got a grade for her attitude and her actions it would be an F. But after her mommy gets really sick and Morgan thinks her mommy is going to die she starts to feel bad about her attitude and realizes how mean she’s been to almost everybody. Though she is having a hard time adjusting to all the new things in her life, especially her new baby brother and stepdad, Derek, Morgan makes up her mind that no matter what is going on, she is going to have an A+ attitude.
I enjoyed reading this book, but I think the language may be a little too hard for 7 year olds, which is the bottom of the suggested age range. My youngest is about to hit 7 and I really can't see her reading this book. I can however see my 9 (almost 10) year old able to read this book easily.
This is a cute little story about Morgan, a second grader who finds her whole world has flipped upside down: her parents have divorced, her father is being shipped overseas with the military, her mother has remarried and is expecting a new baby. As if all that wasn't enough, she has to start a new school too.
The entire book is about the way Morgan faces each of these problems emotionally, and then flips it around to a more Christian perspective, dealing with each of the problems in a healthier way than by throwing a tantrum, learning to understand situations from others' point of view.
I think this is a book that my children could enjoy.