Saturday, July 17, 2010
Mackenzie Blue series review
This series by Tina Wells is great for girls that are not sure what to expect in the seventh grade. I was contacted by an agent for Tina to read the third book in the series, but hadn't read the two previous novels, so the publisher send me all three.
I loved this series because Mackenzie Blue, aka "Zee" is smart and funny. Zee is nervous about seventh grade at Brookdale Academy because her BFF Ally has moved to Paris, France. She soon develops new friendships and has to decide how to handle many different situations. In the first book she has to handle someone stealing her diary and writing things from it in on the board at school.
The second book Secret Crush deals with her classmates learning how to work together as a team to produce a school musical and Zee gets the lead opposite her "crush" Landon.
The third book Friends Forever? her classmates go on a camping trip where they have no cell phone coverage, no IMing and roughing it is not in their vocabulary.
This series is great for girls who are afraid of being different and not making friends. I love Zee and how she learns to think for herself, sure she makes mistakes, but she also make amends and admits when she's wrong.
The author also puts a "glossary" of IM terms for those who may not know what BFF is.
I want to thank Mallory and Harper Collins for introducing these books to me. These books were sent to me free of charge for my review.