Easter Ann Peters' Operation Cool

Easter Ann Peters' Operation Cool

by Jody Lamb

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ISBN-13: 9780692896334
Publisher: Jody Lamb Communications, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2017
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 895,609
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Motivated by her experience in a family that struggles with alcoholism, author Jody Lamb is a passionate advocate for kids and families with alcoholic loved ones. She is currently writing a sequel to the Easter Ann Peters novel. She’s also working on a non-fiction book about how to cope with tough, common family problems. Jody earned a journalism degree from Michigan State University. By day, she’s a corporate PR manager and lives in metro Detroit. She also volunteers at an addiction treatment center’s healing program for kids with addicted loved ones. More information is available at JodyLamb.com.

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Easter Ann Peters' Operation Cool 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jody Lamb is a local author, and I gave my daughter a signed copy of her book. She sat on it awhile, unsure about the "Operation Cool" theme. But she picked it up yesterday and finished in one night - sneak reading after bedtime because she became so invested in the story. Easter Ann's mother's alcoholism hit her hard and made her cry. She cared about Easter Ann (and her cat!), and she was glad to see her grow and change by the end. High praise from a middle-school reader!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book deals with the difficult subject of parental alcoholism with sensitivity, compassion and humor. Easter Ann is starting her 7th grade year and she wants a change. She doesn't want to be dorky anymore. Since her best friend moved away, she's been feeling adrift without any close friends and she wants to change that too. Easter is a refreshingly quirky and fun character. She has a strong voice that grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go. But above all, Easter has a big heart and the actions of her mother are making her heart ache. Easter tries her best to keep the secret of her mother's slide into depression and alcoholism. She hopes against hope that her mom will 'snap out of it' and become the fun mom Easter knew and loves. She even works to keep the secret from her workaholic father, for fear that her parents will divorce if he finds out how bad things are getting. But the story isn't gloomy and depressing. Easter is a hopeful and endearing character. While she struggles to keep her family together, she also struggles with the normal concerns of middle schools - popularity, friendship and finding her own way. She does all of these things with humor, warmth and determination. Easter is a lovable character. Even if you, yourself, are not coping with a loved one's addiction, this book will help you step back from yourself for a moment to remember that you never know what someone else is going through. Not everyone wears their pain on their sleeve. In that respect, I feel like this book is like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, but for a younger audience. Readers come away with an understanding that there's nothing wrong with asking for help and that everyone deserves a chance to begin again. A beautifully written book that I'll never forget.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lovveeeeeed this book! I had to do a book project for english, and I chose this book because its so different! It reminds me of one of my friends and a lot of the things the book said sounded like things she has been through and it helped me understand a lot better and to not judge someone when they're having a bad day. I found this book searching for books for my english project and I'm so glad I read it....The main person/character girl easter is really relatable because a lot of the stuff she thought about and worried about also related to me!! I loved it <3 read it if you haven't ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book because I was charmed by the author through the super-upbeat blog she writes for YA readers. Jody does a great job of dealing with a heavy issue in a real but light way that any reader can relate to and learn from. You'll fall in love with the well-intentioned awkwardness of 12-year-old Easter instantly. You'll laugh at her silly jokes, and your heart will cry for the heavy problems she's facing with such bravery. Kudos to Jody for using her talent and passion to help young people!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is for adult men and women, teens and kids! I am an adult man and have to say I really enjoyed reading this book. I finished it in a day. This is the first time I laughed and cried while reading a book. It is that good. Jody Lamb did an excellent job portraying characters and I felt like I actually got to know them personally. She was spot on describing a shy person, especially with the humorous inner dialog of the character Easter Ann Peters. There is something to learn for all ages. This book is a good reminder of how our adult decisions affects others, especially kids. Your heart will sink for the characters in this book. You will realize that although it is just a book, the story is true for so many kids. All adults struggle with something...and this book reminds us how our struggle can spiral out of hand and affect the lives of others. YOU WILL NOT REGRET YOUR PURCHASE! Enjoy. I would recommend buying a couple because you will know someone that could use this book. If you are a teacher, I recommend reading it and I bet you will want your students to read it (elementary, middle school, high school and college). I do not usually read books like this...but I am happy I did. I'm looking forward to reading more books from Jody Lamb, I can tells she will be writing to help others like she did in this book, and I like books that help people. - Mark
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are two wonderful stories here. There is the inspiring story of young Easter Ann and how she deals not only with the "normal" trials of adolescence but also her sad secret. And then there is the author's own story - one of determination and hope and her own inspirational path to seeing her dream to fruition, helping young people who are worried about or negatively affected by a loved one's alcoholism.. Congratulations, Ms. Lamb, on both! There can be no doubt of the author's heartfelt intentions to write this sensitive and powerful novel for the sole purpose of offering hope and help to those who may not have the knowledge or help they need. There is also an important list of resources at the end of the book that includes organizations, websites and books for further support.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book because of my own experience with alcoholic loved ones. It struck so many familiar chords with me that it was sometimes hard to read through the tears. This book should be in every public library and certainly every grade school library. It struck me as a labor of love and I believe that thousands of children will be comforted knowing they are not alone. Order a copy  for yourself and better yet, order a copy for your local library as well.