I saw a meme my mom shared on her facebook page about the beginning of a new year. It really struck a chord with me and I wanted to find the original source of the picture (not show because of copyright) but you can find it on the web. It is by Spanish cartoonist José María Nieto. It shows two creatures standing on top of a big 2017 (the meme has changed it to 2019). One creature is digging into the numbers while the other is staring critically at the first. The conversation goes:
Creature 1: “I don’t see any reason to be optimistic. What do you think the new year will bring us?”
Creature 2: “I believe it will bring flowers.”
Creature 1: “Really? Why?”
Creature 2: “Because I am planting flowers.”
I am making it my resolution to plant some flowers! What a wonderful way to look at the coming year!
Now on to today’s review!
Zoey’s Zany Life
by Mikayla Lowrey
174 pages – ages 8+
Series: Zany Zoey (Book 1)
Published by Charlie’s Port Press on November 13, 2018
Publisher’s Synopsis: With a perfect twin sister and friends who have everything, Zoey Song can’t catch a break from quirky mishaps and hilarious accidents. Trouble follows this mischievous redhead everywhere. Can Zoey find a place in her world where life isn’t unbearable? Let’s just say, sixth grade becomes quite the journey from self-loathing to self-confidence.
What I Thought: Lowrey truly captures the essence of a quirky, sixth grade student in her Zoey character. It may be because the author is a kid herself! Lowrey was born in 2005 making her 13-ish. The Zoey character is definitely likable and the reader forms a connection to her. The humor Lowrey injects into the story is awesome. Zoey can’t catch a break from all the hilarious situations and predicaments that follow her. The story line is a fun roller coaster following Zoey as she tries to be her best amidst all the wacky events going on. It conveys a great message about enjoying who you are. The story is an easy read and is suitable for young and old, boys and girls. Seeing that this is the first book in a series, this is a great opportunity to get your young-reader into a book that is sure to please.
Five out of Five bookworm!