When my bookstagram BFF, Diana, asked me if I wanted to do a joint review/post with her on a book about a coming-of-age friendship, I was so excited!
Let me be clear, Avery and Bett are NOT friends. Even though their dads have started secretly dating and quickly fell in love and want them to get to know each other, friendship will NOT be in the picture. It doesn’t matter that their dads are sending them both to the same summer camp in hopes they will realize their similarities even though their differences are extreme. With the expectation that they will one day be sisters, Avery and Bett reluctantly maintain contact at camp via emails to keep tabs on their fathers but refusing to talk in person. But sometimes even when you try your hardest, something like friendship and even more like family can occur between reluctant young girls.
To Night Owl From Dogfish is 310 pages long and took me two days to read.
This is such a wonderful story! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5! It brought me back to my younger years of the anxiety and stress of meeting someone new that was important to your parents. It is truly heartwarming and I highly recommend it for your middle schooler or yourself if you need something to make you smile.
Thank you, Penguin Kids, for letting me be a part of your media tour and the wonderful boon!
Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!