Review: Millicent Marie Is Not My Name by Karen Pokras Toz
IN A GLANCE: A fantastic Children's book
Title: Millicent Marie Is Not My Name
Author: Karen Pokras Toz
Publisher: Grand Daisy Press
Format: Ebook (ARC)
ISBN #: 0984860851
Twelve-year-old Millicent Marie does not like her name. After all, she was named for a woman who died more than fifty years ago and was not the most loveable member of the Harris family. Her friends call her Millie, but when she writes in her diary she refers to herself as Amanda – the name she always wished she had. When Millie’s younger brother finds her diary on her computer, he decides to publish it as a blog for the entire world to see, including the boy Millie has a crush on. In the midst of all the mayhem, Millie/Amanda discovers she is suddenly Springside Elementary’s most sought after sixth-grade mystery gossip and advice columnist. But not all is fun and games, as Millie quickly learns, once she realizes feelings are at stake. Nobody, least of all Millie, expects things to turn out as they do in this tale of friendship and respect.
This is a fantastic children's book that has so many great topics inside. These topics are all topics in my opinion are topics children these days need to be learning and reading about. The great thing about this book though is that it does it in a fun way, instead of a beating it down the readers throat she does it in a way that they can relate to.
This is a book that I will share with my little girl when she is in the age group to read it. The plot is tremendous and the characters are relateable. Reading this book has me now wanting to read all the other books written by this author.
Even though this is a children's book, I really enjoyed reading it. This book will teach kids a lot about bullying and doing things that they really shouldn't. Its a must read for kids between seven and twelve if you ask me.
100 out of 100 = 5 Puppy Rating