Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tween Tuesday Review: The Littlest Bigfoot

Alice isn't like other kids - she has a hard time fitting in wherever she goes. No one seems to like her, not even her parents. She's attempted school after school, but everything results in failure. More than ever, Alice wishes for a friend.

Her newest school seems strange, but also freeing. Alice finds herself a friend, one who's just as strange as she is and who is hiding a huge secret.  The two of them form a tight bond, but Alice's new friend is a yeti child and can't be seen in the human world.

Their bond of outsiders brings them close together until an incident captures Millie on camera. Unless the two of them can come up with a plan, Millie and her tribe will move and Alice will lose the only friend she's ever known.
My Thoughts: Honestly this book didn't grab me at the start, but I really liked it. I loved the book's message - to be who you are and to be proud of it. I love how both Millie and Alice were outsiders in their communities and how they found each other and formed a tight bond. I loved how Millie was obsessed with all things human. I liked how different the school was - but how they came together. I loved Alice learning how to cook. I liked the other girls and their quirks. A great middle grade debut for Jennifer Weiner that's perfect for discussion, readers needing to accept themselves, and those interested in bigfoot. 

Cover Thoughts: Cute
Source: Sent for review
Final Thoughts: A wonderful book about being yourself and owning it. Great for school and public libraries.

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