Book Review: Judy Moody by Megan McDonald

Judy Moody

Book Review

Judy Moody books by Megan McDonald, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is about a third-grade girl with big ideas for an exciting summer full of dares, scares, and thrills with her three best friends forever.

Judy’s hope for a summer-long thrill contest are quickly dashed when she discovers that two of her friends, Rocky and Amy, are going away for the summer, and she’ll be left at home with second-best friend Frank Pearl and her brother Stink. Her world turn upside down when her parents inform her that they’re headed to California and are leaving her and Stink under the care of their Aunt Opal, whom Judy’s never even met. It turns out that Aunt Opal is far from your average aunt; she’s actually pretty cool and she’s full of surprises that, when mixed with Judy’s natural passion for adventure and action, might just yield some very unexpected results.

The feel and attitude of the Judy Moody character with her frequent flights of fancy keeps young readers engaged. Kids ages 7 to 10 will find laughs and adventure in this book, but it’s definitely not aimed at older kids or adults.

FFM Rating: 7.5 out of 10 Stars

About the author…

Megan McDonald is the author of the bestselling Judy Moody series and its companion series starring Judy’s younger brother, Stink. She is also the author of the middle grade series the Sisters Club. Megan McDonald lives in Sebastopol, California.

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