I am privileged to bring you this book review today, as part of a Pump Up Your Book Promotion blog tour!
Title: Just Breeze
Author: Beverly Stowe McClureReview Copy Provided by: publisher
About the Book: Eighth grade starts out the same as every other year for Breeze Brannigan. She's still the tallest student, boy or girl, in her class, wears shoes that would fit an elephant, and her smile reveals dazzling braces that blind everyone within ten feet. Then she meets Cam , the new boy in school who speaks with an accent and must be from another planet, for none of the earthling boys she knows are so polite. He also has a secret, a secret that could mean life or death for Cam and his mother and that Breeze must help him keep.
My Review: I have to start off by telling you that what first attracted me to this book was the cover. I fell in love with Breeze's hair on the cover. Yes, I'm a cover addict...it is what initially attracts me to a book.
Just Breeze is great for your tween readers! It's one that I may be giving to my niece for Christmas. Breeze experiences many of the same issues that young girls do: parents, siblings that annoy her, a best friend and falling in love. I found it to be a quick read, that I had a hard time putting down. I wanted to know what would happen to Breeze next. The author weaves good values into the book as well, which is something that I feel is lacking in many tween books these days. It is something that our children don't always get at home either, so it's great when they can read it in books. Breeze and her friends are respectful and well mannered, with truth and honesty sprinkled into the pages of text. Just Breeze shows a young girl going through young girl things...changes. We don't usually like them when we're going through them, but many of them are inevitable and we can grow and learn to look for the beauty within ourselves as well as others. I truly enjoyed this one!