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Dreamer, Wisher, Liar

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun, heartfelt summer tale of time-traveling tween.

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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Funny and Heartwarming, by author of Just Grace books

My nine-year-old and I liked this book a lot. Last year, she read nearly all of the “Just Grace” books by the same author. Dreamer, Wisher, Liar was also a level she could have read alone (she reads at “S” or so in school), but I’ve been looking for some high-quality chapter books that I would also enjoy to read to her at night for some bonding time and this was it. I love that she laughed out loud at many parts, but it also had some more serious (but age-appropriate) topics of dicussson.

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Middle-grade girls will find it easy to relate to Ashley and the situations she finds herself in. Along with social awkwardness, summer plans gone haywire, being stuck with entertaining a younger kid, maybe losing a friend, and maybe making new ones, there's also coping with your favorite author taking stories in a whole new direction. And, of course, time travel and the ability to see life in the past up close and personal.

Kids with a lot of reading under their belt will probably solve the mystery of what connects the girls from the past with Ashley's life long before the big reveal. But they'll probably have so much fun following the irrepressible Claire as she turns Ashley's life upside down that they won't mind -- especially since they'll probably get quite a few ideas for their own fun activities.

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