Sunday, July 3, 2011

Petal Pushers: Too Many Blooms Review

Four sisters. One family-owned flower shop. Endless opportunities for fun...or disaster!
This fresh new series is full of girl--and flower--power.

Delphinium "Del" Bloom loves her grandparents' flower shop, where it's always peaceful and calm--unlike her cluttered house, where her three sisters--Rose, Aster, and Poppy--constantly cause drama.

But then Gran and Gramps move away and leave the flower shop in the care of Del's scatterbrained parents! Their first order is for a big wedding and the bride wants everything--especially the flowers--to be PERFECT. Worse, the mean girl in Del's class happens to be a junior bridesmaid! Can Del help her family and save the day?


This book was sent to me for review by the wonderful folks over at Scholastic.

Overall: 5/5

What I liked:

I liked this book because it kept my interest. In some middle grade books, you get a feeling of being "too cute." This book didn't have that. It had the family flower shop and the lead character, "Del" trying to come to terms with the changes in her life. It was messy, like life just is. I like that in a book., It helps kids learn how they can cope when the world doesn't fall in line with their idea of how it should be.

What I didn't:

Not a thing.

Overall thoughts:

A great book for middle grade readers. Will appeal especially to girls with flowers, fashion, weddings and friendship angles strongly in view. The romance between Hamilton is frought with peril as Del's frenemy Ashley keeps getting in the way, and a new flower shop threatens the family business. The family must pull together to try and get through a difficult time. This is a great message, especially now.

Excellent read! I am looking forward to the next book in the Petal Pushers series.

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