If you haven’t already, I recommend reading the Book Reviews on the first two volumes of Molly’s BeForever collection:
- Book Review #54: “A Winning Spirit: A Molly Classic 1”
- Book Review #55: “Stars, Stripes, and Surprises: A Molly Classic 2”
I really like the Journey Books that American Girl is producing. They offer readers the chance to connect with the historical characters via a modern girl character, and everyone learns something valuable along the way.
I mentioned my love of Camp Gowonagin in my previous Book Review, so I was thrilled when I first learned Molly’s Journey Book would be primarily set at camp. It had me dreaming of my own summer camp experiences, but those were in the late 1990s and early 2000s. This was 1945 – Very different!
I won’t give away a lot of detail, but I appreciated the lessons about friendship, teamwork, cooperation, courage, bravery, and helping others. I also learned a different series of facts about World War II – Something I never knew existed in the United States during this time. I really liked that American Girl took this and worked hard to educate readers about it. Kudos!
Reading this book made me wish there was a time portal in the book. Although summer camp back then was very much structured like the military, I think I would have loved it!
I’ve heard of “adult summer camps” in different states – Maybe it’s time that I sign up for one.
4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂