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Book Review: Finlay Donovan Jumps The Gun (Finlay Donovan, #3) by Elle Cosimano

Finlay Donovan Jumps The Gun (Finlay Donovan, #3) by Elle Cosimano is the latest installment in the Finlay Donovan book series.  It opens with Finlay needing to identify who a contract killer is before Mob Boss Feliks does or else she will be killed.  Unfortunately, Finlay thinks the killer is a dirty cop, so she and Vero go undercover at a citizen's police academy to figure out who it may be, and chaos ensues. I'd like to thank NetGalley, St. Martin's Press, and Minotaur Books for the Advanced Reader's Copy of Finlay Donovan Jumps The Gun (Finlay Donovan, #3) by Elle Cosimano.  I was thrilled to be approved to receive this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Elle Cosimano has done a phenomenal job with this series making each sequel more believable.  After a rough start with the series, I've come to love most of the characters and the books.  I think the only character that I don't particularly care for is Finlay's ex-husband Steven.  Where I

Book Review: Karen's Worst Day (Baby-Sitters Little Sister, #3) by Ann M. Martin

book review karens worst day babysitters little sister 3 ann m martin

Karen's Worst Day (Baby-Sitters Little Sister, #3) by Ann M. Martin opens with Karen Brewer starting her day off wrong when she has a nightmare and falls out of bed.  Things go from bad to worse for Karen, and she's sure nothing will go right.

This series is perfect for kids who aren't old enough to read The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin, and it's also perfect for children who have divorced parents since the main character has parents who are no longer together.

As for this edition of the Baby-Sitters Little Sister book series, it gives kids a chance to see that if they're having a bad day that it can and will get better, and if parents read it as well, it gives them the perfect opportunity to discuss the topic with their child or children.  With that being said, nothing really happens in Karen's Worst Day.  It's just a day in the life of a six year old girl.  The best lesson of the book is that Karen apologized to the people she treated poorly.

I do love the fact that the television shows of Mr. Ed and The Muppet Babies are mentioned, but I doubt that many children even know what those shows are nowadays, and I'm very surprised that those shows weren't updated in the reprints of the book.  I'm not complaining about it . . . just making an observation.  Maybe it will lead to an uptick of parents tracking down those shows online to show their kids, which would be awesome in my opinion.

Three out of five stars is what I gave Karen's Worst Day (Baby-Sitters Little Sister, #3) by Ann M. Martin.  I'm looking forward to seeing how the series progresses as I only read a book or two when they first came out.

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