I wanted to like this book so much….I did like it, but it wasn’t nearly as good as I hoped it would be…
Stephanie Tolan- writes of an uncommon family- full of highly gifted individuals. E.D (named after Edith Wharton) is a likeable teenager- who struggles with perfectionism. She valiantly overcomes her dislike of the rebel delinquent teen -Jake Semple – who is thrust into their eclectic homeschooling idyll.
The cast of unusual characters rally together to put on a highly original version of The Sound of Music in their families barn. Aimed at middle grade readers- this book felt tired to me. However, I did love the youngest brother, Destiny – his loveable antics were laugh out loud funny- especially his irreverent use of Grape Kool Aid.
This book was written in 2002 and won numerous awards including: