Sunday, May 20, 2012
Tess, Terrorists and the Tiara by Terry Baldwin
Amazon / Goodreads
Tess, Terrorists, and the Tiara is about thirteen-year old Tess. Tess and her perfect older sister are invited to spend the summer with their grandparents at their lake house to help take care of their Grandmother who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Tess and her sister have been given a contest, the sister who wins the most helpful points will win their Grandmother's beauty queen crown.
Although Tess always has the best intentions, everything seems to go wrong for her. Especially when she becomes obsessed with finding out who the mysterious people are that just moved into the cottage next door.
This short read expressed an excellent point. We all know not to judge a book by its cover, the same rule applies to people. Just because someone looks different, dresses different, or has a different culture does not automatically mean they are a bad person. I enjoyed this Tess, Terrorists, and the Tiara, it was well written and I was hooked from page one. This is a perfect read for middle and high school readers.
5 out of 5 stars
Special Thanks to Middleton Books for providing an e-book in exchange for an honest review.