Thursday 30 May 2013

Book Review: Speak Up- Morgan Love Series Book 2

Speak Up
ISBN: 978-0-8024-2264-4

Product Description:
The Morgan Love Series is a chapter book series written for girls, 7 - 9 years old.  The series provides moral lessons that will aid in character development.  It will also help young girls develop their vocabulary, english and math skills as they read through the stories and complete the entertaining and educational exercises provided at the end of each chapter and in the back of the book.

When Morgan discovers that Antoine and Alec, the new kids on her block are big bullies she doesn't know what to do.  She thinks about telling her parents when her cousin becomes their latest victim but he tells her not to because he doesn't want to look like a wimp.
When Morgan goes back to school, she finds out that Alec is the also the new kid in her class. She becomes worried about her friend Trey when he decides to stop hanging out with her and the others and start hanging with Alec instead. As Trey and Alec become good friends, Morgan sees nothing but trouble ahead.  She doesn't want to get hurt or have the other kids think she's a tattletale but she also does not want her friend Trey to get in trouble. Morgan is having a hard time knowing what she should do.  Should she continue to keep quiet or is it time to speak up?

My Reflections:
Speak up is written in an easy to read format that is engaging and thought provoking for pre-teens and younger children alike.   

The story flows very smoothly so that children can truly imagine what is happening in the story and maintain interest throughout the novel.

Moore has captured my girl’s imagination and attention with this book, she devoured it in one sitting, reading in her room well past her bead time…oh.. who does she take after!

The conversations that take place in the book by the main character are presented in a fun and seamless way. It was very believable really, I mean it must be very challenging to sound age appropriate, (like a second grader). 

My daughter really liked the diary type entries and the word searches, scattered thorough the book.
The thing I appreciated most about this book was that it opened the door to conversations between my daughter and I. We discussed things like, dealing with family changes, making friends, talking issues out with parents, prayer, and so much more.

I often find it challenging to find a good book with good values and decent content for this age category, this one measured up to all those expectations!
So if you are searching for an age appropriate book to entertain and teach your child to speak up for themselves, this just might be the book you are looking for.

I received this book free of charge from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review. Thank you for quality books Moody, you are a name we can trust!

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