Sunday, June 9, 2013

Alice-Miranda Takes the Stage by Jacqueline Harvey

Alice-Miranda is back.  School is starting again and life is good.  So what there is an odd new student and stories of a witch in the woods.  Everything will be fine...

Delacorte Press shared this book with me for a review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Alice-Miranda is like a cross between Pollyanna and Mary Poppins.  She's always positive and looking for a solution and she is from a rich family and can make things happen.  It's almost like magic.

In this story, the new girl is supposed to be sucking up to the rich kids so she and her mother will be invited to their parties and Mom can find a rich man better able to support her in the style she covets.  When, by accident, the mother finds the school building the boys are in can be had by default if any boy fails a class, she sends her daughter to "fix" tests.

Alice-Miranda takes a wrong turn in the woods and meets the "witch".  While she's making friends with the witch, the other evil is going on.  Of course, Alice-Miranda gets in the middle of fixing the problem and all comes out well.  

I find Alice-Miranda just a little good to be true.  She's always winning over her enemies.  Life doesn't work out that way.  However, this a very nice story for young girls who like happy endings.  It's an easy read and A-M is already for another adventure.

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

I'd rather read a book happy and happy endings, even if I know life is not that way. It's always good to look on the bright side of things, although not always easy so maybe a good idea to start young.