30. January 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Fiction, Leslie

Finally by Wendy Mass, 296 pages, read by Leslie, on 01/21/2013

Finally (Willow Falls, #2)

After her twelfth birthday, Rory checks off a list of things she is finally allowed to do, but unexpected consequences interfere with her involvement in the movie being shot at her school, while a weird prediction starts to make sense.

I read the three books in this series out of order and I still do not have the answers to all the questions that have cropped up as a result.  I enjoyed the book, girls, especially, will enjoy reading it.  There is light romance as the girls show an interest in boys for the first time.  There is coming-of-age angst as Rory looks forward to and realizes that all of her goals as a 12 year-old are not what she imagines them to be.  But the questions I have as a result of reading them out of order will hopefully be answered eventually.  How did Rory manage to snag a movie star boyfriend in the 3rd book when they weren’t at the end of the 2nd one, why do 2 of the characters write on a blackboard to each other in the 3rd book, and probably a couple of others I don’t remember now.  These should have been explained in the 2nd book!  I guess that’s one way of bringing the reader back.

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