Sunday, October 25, 2009

JUST BREEZE by Beverly Stowe McClure

Breeze wasn't really looking forward to the start of eighth grade. It's hard to get excited about the some old thing. Plus it is hard to fit in when you have crazy, wild red hair, feet the size of canoes, and you're taller than anyone who has ever attended Whispering Springs Middle School.

In fact Breeze has a list of complaints about her life. She has a beautiful and popular older sister who has petite size six feet and is head of the varsity cheerleaders. She has an annoying brother named Noah. Add to the list the fact that she wears braces, finds her name an embarrassment, and that she'll be having her mother as a teacher this year, and you've pretty much completed her list of grievances.

With all this working against her, imagine Breeze's surprise when she meets Cam. How lucky can she get to have the cutest guy ever suddenly attending school in her tiny town, and besides that, he doesn't seem to be immediately repulsed by her flaming hair and overwhelming height.

With the encouragement of her best friend Amy, Breeze attempts some changes to attract Cam's attention. However, when trying out for an opening on the cheerleading squad ends with a badly sprained ankle and an attempt at a makeover ends in disaster, Breeze is ready to forget the whole thing.

JUST BREEZE is a fun read about the perils of middle school. It covers the territory quite completely with the struggle to fit in, annoying parents, even more annoying siblings, and the search for true love. Author Beverly Stowe McClure brings Breeze to life for the enjoyment of middle grade readers everywhere.


Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Thank you for your nice review. I posted a link to Breeze's blog and will put it on my blog.

Have a super week.


Just Joany said...

Breeze sounds as if she has inherited the entire weight of the world, something that I'm sure everyone in that age category feels. I can see that this is a definite must read.

Just Joany

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Hi, Just Joany,

I think many teen girls will be able to relate to Breeze. Thanks for stopping by. :)


norma said...

Another great review!

Linda Jo Martin said...

I totally sympathize with Breeze.. I had the same feelings, was way too tall, way too much of an outcast. Great character... I need to learn more about Breeze.

Vivian Zabel said...

Another great review and blog stop for Just Breeze.


Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Thanks for your comments, Norma, Linda, and Vivian.

From what I've been reading, Linda, many girls can relate to Breeze. I hope the story helps them realize that looks are superficial.

Have a great day.