Saturday, August 15, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean by Lindsay Littleson


Lily's already got plenty going on living with a moody teenage sister, two feral brothers and a messy baby sister. Mum and Gran are stressed to the max, both dads are out of the picture, and the cats aren't exactly pulling their weight. But when she starts getting mixed-up warnings not to go on holiday to the tiny, "safe" Scottish island of Millport, her summer just gets weirder and weirder. 

The thing is, whoever is talking to Lily doesn't even seem to know she's doing it. If she's a ghost, she's not a very good one. And there's something about her that Lily finds awfully, spine-tingly familiar...

REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 9 months


Lily McLean, 11 years old, is hearing voices for over two weeks. The voice comes from a girl, that seems quite familiar to Lily, but is warning her not to go on her holiday vacation with her grandma. Lily doesn't take the warnings seriously and gets angry with the voice. 

Lily leaves for vacation a week before school lets out and as a farewell presents, her teacher, gives her a charm. Lily begins to take the charm everywhere with her to use as good luck. 

Lily goes on vacation, but the voice continues to follow her! 

This is a wonderful book and has a fast-paced dialogue that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. I would LOVE to read more books by this author! 

My favorite part is when Lily's new friend, Aisha, almost gets ran over while riding her bike but Aisha only cares if her bike is okay. 

I give this book 4.5 stars out of 5 and recommend it for readers age 10 and up.