Posted by: kbumgardaner | September 2, 2011

Book Review for young girls

In Front of God and Everybody

This book was so cute. The characters are believable and very funny! I love the spunky personality of April Grace and the author has really given us a clear picture into her thoughts and actions.
She has a sister who thinks that she needs to be a sophisticated city girl because of some new neighbors that moved in from the city. April Grace thinks that they are quite horrendous and tries to avoid them at all cost.  Soon, her sister becomes anorexic because of the influence of this neighbor. While this is a serious topic, it is dealt with in a way that the tween-ager can understand and hopefully, learn from.
April Grace is also very upset about her Grandma’s new boyfriend. She feels that he is sneaking around, but no one will listen. Finally, she takes matters into her own hands, and finds out that he is a con-man out to steal their farm. April Grace finally got the adults attention and stopped her Grandma from marrying the con-man. It is a great example of how we don’t always listen to kids, but they have important things to say.
Throughout this book, many lessons are taught creatively-acceptance of others, not judging others, and generosity are just a few.
I loved this book once I got into it and would recommend it easily! 5 out of 5 stars!

I was given a copy of this book for purpose of review.



  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review of my book. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story. April Grace’s confessions are a joy to write . . . and to share!

    –K.D. McCrite

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