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Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning

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  • Posted August 13, 2009

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    Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club.com

    Violet's hometown of Mitchell Hammock, Florida, is a dangerous place full of alligators, coral snakes and lightening striking all over. But it's also a place of adventure where net bridges swing over creeks, hollowed-out trees turn into secret hiding places, and kids feel safe exploring it all with friends.

    Beneath the adventure lies a predictable routine for Violet. She goes to church on Sundays, helps her best-friend and next-door neighbor Lottie with a weekly fish fry afterwards, and explores the woods around her home with her other friend Eddie. She's an only child who is on her own often while her mama works at the local bakery, but she's never lonely.

    When Melissa moves to town from the Northern city of Detroit, Violet's predictable summer before junior high is suddenly anything but. Melissa likes make up and soap operas, and she writes to movie stars. Lottie takes to her immediately, and Violet fears Melissa is trying to steal her best friend. She's also worried about changes in her body, talk of bras and her own feelings for Eddie.

    While Violet works through her conflicted feelings, she finds a way to open up her world without giving up who she truly is. Mother-daughter book clubs will find Violet's fresh voice a delightful opening to talk about issues of friendship and growing up. I highly recommend Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning by Danette Haworth for groups with girls aged nine to twelve.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Cool Book

    I've never read it but it sounds good!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2009

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    A Good Book

    This book was better than I thought it was going to be. It was a cute story and it had me reading the whole book in 1 day. It's worth buying!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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