Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday Book Recommendation!

The Secret UndergroundThe Secret Underground by Natalie Bahm

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Goodreads Description:
Twelve-year-old Ally is the only witness to a bank robbery in her small town. Unable to block out the memory of the robbers, a notorious gang known as the Gauze Men, Ally joins her little brother and a bunch of neighborhood boys digging a hole in her backyard.

Only the hole isn't just a hole - it's a massive set of tunnels snaking beneath the neighborhood and heading for an abandoned steel mill. Ally is old enough to know the danger, but she reasons spending time with sixth-grade heartthrob Paul is more fun than sitting at home with her worries. And dangerous it is - none of the kids' parents realize the tunnels exist, but the Gauze Men might.

100% of proceeds from this book will be donated to help a baby boy named Jayden, and contribute toward his family's massive medical expenses. Jayden suffers from a combination of congenital problems including Hirschsprung's disease.

My thoughts:

Loved everything about this book! One of the best middle-grade books I've ever read.

Not only does the author have a huge heart (all proceeds go to help Baby Jayden), but this story captivates! The pacing and plot were excellent and the characters interactions and personalities brought me back to a time long forgotten. Very fun read. :)

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  1. Thanks for the info. What a good cause and it sounds like a good read. I'll look it up.

    How are you doing without cable?

    1. Hi Theresa! If you look it up, let me know what you think! (I thought the MG voice was spot on.)

      As for the cable, believe it or not, we are STILL enjoying our freedom! Granted, that doesn't mean we don't still watch TV, but we're catching up on NetFlix and I don't feel as "obligated" to keep up with my DVR, which has been nice. :)

      Thanks for asking! (And have I mentioned I seriously love the new photo?!? Gorgeous!)

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