Saturday, May 15, 2010

Book 15 of '10 Welcome to Camden Falls by Ann M. Martin


For the readathon I read this book by the author of the Babysitters Club that I received from my cousin years ago.

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Flora and Ruby do not want to move to Camden Falls. But they don't really have a choice -- their parents are dead and their grandmother, Min, is taking them in. It's strange to be in a new place. But luckily, it's a very welcoming place.

Min runs a sewing store, Needle & Thread, at the heart of Main Street in Camden Falls. There, Flora and Ruby become friends with Olivia, who likes to organize things, and Nikki, who lives on the wrong side of the tracks. Even if Flora and Ruby never expected it to, Camden Falls becomes their home . . . and its stories become a part of their stories.

Characters: This was an adorable novel. Flora and Ruby were well defined and had their own quirks. They had a nice arrangement of friends and they all just screamed cute. I don't really have anymore to say. 4 flowers.

Clear and direct. I liked the segments where Martin illustrated what the town looked like through their windows, but it would've been better if the transition had been clearer. 4 and a half flowers.

The book is about Flora and Ruby's life in Camden Falls and has no specific mission of any kind. The stories and subplots were well written and intriguing, although admittedly pretty predictable. 4 flowers.

Cute and average. 4 flowers.

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It does its job. 4 flowers.

It doesn't do anything for me, but I think that will be appeal to the market they're trying to go for. 3 and a half flowers.

Adorable and a generally fun read. I'd recommend this to some of my younger female cousins. 4 flowers.

Emma Out!


  1. Hi there, I'm Emma from Breathing Fire and I've decided to follow you. Your blog looks like a lot of fun, plus you have an awesome name. I'm having a huge nostalgia rush right now from reading your review. I used to love Ann M. Martin when I was a kid!

  2. Hey Emma! Thank you so much for following me and commenting. Emma is an awesome name, isn't it? I actually haven't read the Babysitters Club series. But who can live for YA without hearing about it? I have read a few reviews of your book and it sounds REALLY interesting. Thanks for checking me out.

  3. A read-a-thon! What fun!! I've never read the Babysitters Club series, but it really did look good.