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Sunday, March 5, 2017
The Lotterys Plus One
by Emma Donaghue
The book The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue, is a realistic fiction book about a very big and diverse family having to welcome a visitor into their everyday, crazy lives. Four parents, seven kids, and too many pets is the perfect recipe for a crazy household! The characters in this book are forced to welcome a grandfather of one of the fathers whom they'd never met before. They must cope with change and learn to accept that he's not leaving. The whole story revolves around one child named Sumac, who just so happens to be my favorite. A lot like me, she takes charge and tries to stay organized for the whole family. I can relate, so I enjoyed reading about her. The author really entertained me and the book really touches the heart. To learn more about the author and her books, visit https://www.emmadonoghue.com/books/for-children/the-lotterys-plus-one.html.
I would recommend this book to younger readers, ages 8-12years old. The plot doesn't necessarily have enough action to suit children of an older age. For those ages, I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars. Those who like diversity and comedy will love this book!
Written by: Emma Donoghue
Published by: Arthur A. Levine Books/ Scholastic
Released on: March 28, 2017
Review by: Sophie B.
*Our class received an ARC of this book to read/review from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review.