Friday, February 12, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Evie Brooks in Central Park Showdown by Sheila Agnew


Evie Brooks is now happy living in Manhattan with her veterinarian uncle Scott. Busy with new friends and Scott's latest client, the Central Park Zoo, the feisty Evie is determined not to let her new life be disrupted by the sudden appearance of her long-absent father. 

Evie Brooks is having the time of her life in New York, despite having to start her first day of school with a stye on her eye and a skirt so short it shows off her baby giraffe legs. Nevertheless, Evie makes new friends - maybe even a boyfriend, although how can you tell whether he's a boyfriend or just a boy who happens to be a friend? And life with her Uncle Scott continues to be a whirlwind as he adds the Central Park Zoo to his list of vet clients. Once again the practice is inundated with the city's strangest pets and inmates, including an alpaca named Milly, Eddie the Westipoo, Jax the snail, and a rabbit named Dr. Pepper that goes walkabout in Central Park. Evie is almost too busy to notice that the father she's never met has darkened her door and is anxious to make amends and seek custody of Evie. Well, Evie won't have any part of that. Nobody is going to separate her from Uncle Scott, not even the courts and a lawyer named Marcy, who claims to be representing her interests but won't let her speak. That is not Evie's style, however, and she is determined to find a way to stay with her uncle, with a little help from her friends.

REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 11 years, 8 months


This book was fantastic! I loved the first book so much and this book is a little different. 

First, there is a custody case and then a wedding! Overall, it is a wonderful read though and I really enjoyed it! 

My favorite character is Evie because she is so likable and you get drawn into the book because of her. I don't have a favorite part because I think that every single part in this book is wonderful and so enjoyable!

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 11 to 13. 

**This book's publishing date is May 25, 2016.