Friday 29 July 2016

Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise - Perdita Finn - My Little Pony Equestria Girls

Twilight's Sparkley Sleepover Surprise
My Little Pony Equestria Girls
Perdita Finn
Little Brown Kids
ISBN 9780316266987

I should be honest and day I had no real interest in reading this book. But we allow our children to pick their own books, especially when they earn them for reading. But having said that it ended up being a great way to start summer reading with my oldest. First it was a book my daughter was really interested in; second, the reading level was perfect for where my daughter is at. And third it ended up being much better than I ever expected. The story was better than I expected, in fact it was a very good read. My daughter and I read it together over a number of evening alternating pages.

I have not any of the hundreds of hours of My Little Pony  shows or specifically the Equestria Girls spin off. I am familiar enough from them being on in the back ground to know the basics. And yet I was truly surprised by the quality of the story.

This book is focuses around Twiglight who has transferred schools. And Things seem much better at her new school and she has real friends for the first time. But mean girls from her old school cause her to doubt the friendships and that she can really be a friend.

Soon she starts to figure out what true friendship is and even reach out to the mean girls from her old school. My daughter's favorite part was her attempts to help the girls from her old school learn what true friendship really is.

Overall this was an age appropriate book, at a good vocabulary level. It also had a pretty good message. And is actually well written. Would I ever read these books myself, no, unlike many other children's and young adult books, these just do not appeal to me. Will I read more with my daughter absolutely.

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