Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Black Sheep By:Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout

Kendra has had it!  Her parents have only ever cared about themselves and training her mind.  She has never been able to just do fun things that other kids get to do like swimming lessons and parties.  She had music lessons and math camp and going to various art museums with her mother (otherwise known as Torture Day).  She is just so picked on!!.  Then the straw that broke the camel's back, they fired her nanny, Rosa, the only person that truly knew Kendra and let her be a child.  So in her fit of anger she wrote a letter to Black Sheep the TV show and begged to be put on the show.

Fame is not all it seems when she opens the door to a "too happy" producer and two cameramen.  She is whisked off to California to live with an actual family. She is going to have siblings and do all the fun things there are for kids.  Her new family, the Mulligan's, couldn't be more different.  First she has to share a room with a 10 year old, meals are eaten together with Everyone, and they have a ferret that likes to steal her stuff.  The whole family is involved in the sea otter rescue at the local aquarium and Kendra is expected to participate.  Things can only get better when Kendra finds a cause and a guy worth fighting for.....

This was a cute YA romance.  Of course everything can and will go wrong and I always enjoy the end of the story when everything is made right and every ones feelings are taken care of.  This story didn't disappoint. Girl likes boy, girl does stupid things hoping boy will like girl, girls misreads boy, everything blows up and hopefully girls can make it better (only in this story the everything blows up is taken on a public, national level). 

Read on August 25, 2011


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