Have you almost been struck by lightning? Eleven-year-old Violet Raines has, in more ways than one. And when she’s not dodging lightning or outrunning alligators, she’s trying to keep the prissy new girl from stealing her best friends.
I just finished reading Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning by Danette Haworth and I absolutely loved it! I bought this book months ago, after getting to know Danette a little through her blog and a message board. The book is written for kids ages 9-12 years, so I realize I'm not the target audience for it, but I really enjoyed it. The story immediately took me back to my youth -- back to pre-adolescence, not understanding why I felt the way I did, not enjoying new things, and not liking what was changing around me. The characters drew me in instantly. I liked the ones that were likable, I loved the ones that were lovable, and I disliked the ones that were dislikeable. My only disappointment was that last page -- I wanted MORE!
Isn't that how a good book should be?