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Book Review: Going Rogue, Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine (Stephanie Plum, #29) by Janet Evanovich

Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine (Stephanie Plum, #29) by Janet Evanovich was published on November 1, 2022.  The novel opens with Stephanie Plum arriving at the bonds office on a Monday morning, and office manager Connie Rosolli isn't there.  When Stephanie finally gets into the office, the file room has been tossed.  Then comes the ransom call, which sends Stephanie on the hunt for a mysterious coin that she needs to get Connie released. The Stephanie Plum book series is one that I've come to love and enjoy when I need a light read that will give me some laughs.  Right off the start, this edition has yet again made me think it's now being ghost written because Lula is asking if one of the people bonded out by Vinnie is Joe Morelli's grandmother.  Lula already know who she is, so this is what made me think that it's ghost written.  If the author just wanted to reintroduce Bella, there had to be a better way to do this. With that being said, I absolutely lov

Book Review: Where You've Got To Be by Caroline Gertler

Set in New York, New York, Where You've Got To Be by Caroline Gertler is about a tween girl named Nolie and her path to growing up, learning that relationships will change, and various life lessons.

I'd like to thank NetGalley and Greenwillow Books for an Advanced Readers Copy of Where You've Got To Be by Caroline Gertler in exchange for my honest review.

Well written, it's reminiscent of Beverly Cleary's Ramona Quimby books. Even as an adult, I can definitely empathize with what the main character of Where You've Got To Be. Who didn't experience friendships that changed and people making fun of them in some way during middle school? The pacing was perfect and kept my interest the entire time. 

It's definitely a perfect book for children between the ages of eight and twelve. This children's novel reassures the reader that things will work out for the better, even though it may not feel like it at the time. I think this is a perfect book for parents to read with their kids as a family and have a discussion about it. Five out of five stars is what I gave Where You've Got To Be by Caroline Gertler.

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