Publisher : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Genre : J Fiction / Family Life
Rating : 4 Star
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Gertie's Leap To Greatness is the story of a young girl who wants to be the best she can be. Gertie is a fifth grader who lives with her great-aunt while her dad is working on a oil rig in the ocean. When she discovers that her non-existent mother is moving out of town, Gertie sets a plan in motion to be the best fifth grader out there to show her mother what she is leaving behind. Only one problem, a new girl who is set on making Gertie's life miserable. It all leads to an ending that Gertie didn't see coming in which it makes her see what true friendship and family is supposed to be like!
I really enjoyed reading this story and you can relate to what Gertie is going through. I could easily compare this book to being the next Junie B. Jones or even Judy Moody series, yes it's that good people! I do think some kids would be able to relate to Gertie and everything that has happened to her and maybe just maybe, make them want to be a Gertie as well for what she did in the end!
Thank You to Kate Beasley for writing a good story for kids that I so hope will continue in the future!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!