Title: Secret Sisters, Volume 1
Author: Sandra Byrd
Short summary: Tess Thomas is without a friend, then on the first day of sixth grade she meets someone nice. They have a series of adventures. In the story Heart to Heart, they meet and become best friends. In Twenty-One Ponies, Erin writes a report for school.
What I liked about the story: People can relate to the problems, like having no friends.
What I liked about the writing: She chose interesting words and was specific.
Submitted by: Kayla, age 10
Summary by Amazon:
Book 1, Heart to Heart: After a lonely time in the fifth grade, Tess Thomas dreads the beginning of the next school year. Then the exclusive Coronado Club invites her to join. She thinks she’ll do anything to belong–until she finds out just what “anything” means. How far is too far to keep a friend? When does belonging cost more than you should pay?
Book 2, Twenty-One Ponies: Tess Thomas is an expert at getting into trouble. First, she secretly “borrows” her mother’s diamond wedding earrings to wear to a party with Erin and Erin’s cute brother, Tom. But when the earrings get lost, Tess has to confess to her mom what she’s done. Determined to make things right, Tess decides to do one nice thing every day to get back on her mom’s good side. Unfortunately, things go from bad to worse when Tess makes another big mistake! How will she ever get her mom to forgive her now?
Each volume includes: fun, friends, family, gentle Christian faith, and a fast-paced read.