I was pleasantly surprised at how well I liked this book. Thinking at first that this was yet another blog turned book, it was a book about an accidental blog of sorts. The characters were well developed and continued to develop as the story grew. There was enough conflict, humor and storyline sprinkled throughout. A tightly written book that packed a lot into pages or in my case, kb.
And in the end, though not everyone lives happily ever after, it is an ending that the book has been leading up to though still not entirely predictable. I would love to read a second book in this series based off of the TV show that is launched at the end of the story. This book would be good for anyone who has a love or longing for prairie life, likes a well told story and of course, young adults looking for a good read.
Try this one out, download the sample to your kindle and you'll be hooked. Gen and her family will be spending the entire summer in a camp for families somewhere in Wyoming where you live like it's No electricity so, no ipods, phones, etc. However, Gen manages to sneak in her cell phone and texts her friends about her experiences. They turn her texts into a blog.
Meanwhile at camp Gen develops a crush on a boy who has also caught the attention of the daughter of the owners of the camp. This was a fun book to read crossing historical fiction with humor and romance. Highly recommended for girls 3 or 4th grade and up. A quick read, but perfect for a day of air travel or a beach day.
I bought four books and read only this one.
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Definitely worth the scant price. If you're a historical buff, you'll love this book. I read this concurrently with "The Children's Blizzard" since I'm quickly becoming a nerd for 's historical texts, and this was a great perspective on that. Gen is engaging, her friends are adorable, and this made for a cute, fast read from which I learned a surprising amount. I liked the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the little house on the prairie or the movie for richer or poor. The ending was very good.
The book is complete with the epilogue. I loved the style of this book, the way it incorporated the blog and text messages. Growing up I always thought it would be cool to 'live' like they did on Little House on the Prairie and this book gave me a chance to experience it. This was a fast and enjoyable red. Although predictable in spots, the story has moments of laughter, surprise and is also touching. The first book I downloaded for the kindle. Held my attention and I have read it several times. Would definetly recommend this to anyone who needs a good book.
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Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. View or edit your browsing history. A light hearted yet thoroughly entertaining book. I loved Gen - Bell found the perfect balance between whiny and likable. She's snarky and sarcastic where appropriate, but usually sucks it up and gets on with what needs to be done on the farm - until she takes a short break to text her BFFs back home about her ridiculous summer adventures. Her younger age keeps her thoughts about the cute boy on a totall A light hearted yet thoroughly entertaining book.
Her younger age keeps her thoughts about the cute boy on a totally PG level when she discovers an illicit 'electricity shack,' her first thought is charging her cell phone, not conspiring to be alone with the guy , but her attitude a little sarcastic, but mostly sweet, even in the face of unfamiliar farm chores will keep even teens used to edgier fare reading to see how Gen survives her summer on the farm. There are some great supporting characters at frontier camp as well.
It becomes pretty clear early on that this was the idea of the grown ups, and maybe some of the younger kids don't find it totally unfortunate, but everyone thinks the summer is going to totally suck. Ka short for Kate, rhymes with Saw , as in her favorite movie is a goth in a recently blended family of perky blondes, adrift without her constant supply of black hair dye to keep her own blonde roots hidden.
Also, a couple of the moms just about start a feminist uprising when the owner of the camp tries to keep them from speaking at a weekly meeting Gen's mom is the first to point out that Wyoming, where the camp is located, had given women the right to vote well before , so she had every right to talk when she wanted. There's even a mini-lesson slipped in slyly by the end, that will hopefully get readers to think about what sort of privacy they can expect regarding text messages and e-mails. Little Blog on the Prairie is a light mildly amusing read for tweens.
The story of 14yr old Gen and her family at a "back to basics" basics family camp is an interesting premise. Most of the characters are portrayed realistically. I was disappointed that the interaction between characters was very shallow. For instance, Gen is force to share a single bed with her little brother, you hear Gen complain but you never hear her brother Gavin complain.
There was only a very little discussion of Little Blog on the Prairie is a light mildly amusing read for tweens. There was only a very little discussion of the use of an outhouse, and the story alludes to the difficulties in bathing but never addresses it. The author also never addressed topics such as what does a 15yr old in bloomers do when she gets her period? There are minor injuries, Gen's father gets blisters and open sores from manual labor and her brother gets splinters from gathering wood, but the author never talks at all about how a modern family deals with a lack of medicine.
The omission of depth in the story leaves this appealing mainly to a 12yr old and under audience. OK, so I'm so not the demographic at which this book is aimed. I bought it on an intuitional whim.
There was something about it that was intriguing. I'm getting ready to embark on a huge reading journey with The Game of Thrones series that I bought for my daughter KLuna, but bought them for her on our joint Kindle account so I could read them too--so it was kind of a selfish gift I gave her. I needed something to read that was a bit light and fluffy before I headed down the dark pathway of Kind of like a wine taster does by cleansing the palate before swishing around a more "serious" glass of wine.
But the serendipity was it was a pretty tasty "wine" itself. Very fun to be thrown into an adolescent girls mind through her blog. And there were some fairly heavy family issues thrown in there as well. My intuition served me well on this one. Now, on to The Game of Thrones!
Jun 30, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: I picked this book up as a joke because the title and cover were so outrageous I wanted to read a few pages and laugh; however, I kept reading because the writing wasn't making me mad and I wanted to know what happened. In the beginning it seemed like a terrible idea for a reality show But it turned into a nice gentle read about a summer "vacation" gone bad, and the importance of family. The end even had a nice PSA about being careful ab I picked this book up as a joke because the title and cover were so outrageous I wanted to read a few pages and laugh; however, I kept reading because the writing wasn't making me mad and I wanted to know what happened.
The end even had a nice PSA about being careful about what you text, " Also, the mom decides to go back to school to get an MLIS. But this was a complete book so I'm not mad at you Cathleen Davitt Bell. Jun 21, Rhonda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Well, since I grew up totally a Laura Ingall's fan, I could totally connect with this book.
I always "thought" I wanted to go back in time in live in those simplistic days. Ha, simplistic it was not. The hard work alone would have killed me. I do love the fact that it teaches you some greater values of life. I think it was a fun read and even my family put up with me reading it aloud to them. I did not add this to my literacy circles this year but I think it would make a fun lit circle Well, since I grew up totally a Laura Ingall's fan, I could totally connect with this book.
I did not add this to my literacy circles this year but I think it would make a fun lit circle book or for sure a shared reading. This book was so me! Jun 20, Lillian Bittle rated it really liked it. Cute, quirky and a nice short read! The story of a teenage girl Gen who's mom decides the family should spend the summer together. So they go to a realistic's-summer -camp where they do everything from wearing realistic clothing to milking cows to clearing lumber to baking in a wood oven to using an outhouse.
The catch to this camp?
Yet, somehow, Gen manages to sneak a phone into the camp. She writes about her experiences and her friends start a blog Cute, quirky and a nice short read! She writes about her experiences and her friends start a blog for her. Yet, will it be worth it when she gets caught? And will more people than just her be affected? Plus, there's that cute boy, Caleb, to be thinking about Jun 05, Margo Tanenbaum rated it really liked it Shelves: Recommended for ages 10 and up. Eighth-grader Genevieve just wants to have a regular summer with her friends, going to the rec-center pool, to soccer camp, and hanging out and talking about cute boys.
But when her mother gets the idea that the whole family should go to Camp Frontier, a "resort" in Wyoming where campers pay lots of money to faithfully re-enact the 's pioneer experience, Genevieve is far from thrilled. It's not just living without her I-pod, computer and lip gloss that gets her Recommended for ages 10 and up. It's not just living without her I-pod, computer and lip gloss that gets her down Her mother promises reluctant Genevieve her own cell phone at the end of the summer if she'll just cooperate for a few months with their little adventure.
Little does her mother suspect that Genevieve has secretly hidden the cell phone and is using it to text her friends back home with laugh-out-loud updates on her pioneer experiences. I'm dressed up like an American Girl Doll minus the fashion sense. My sleeves are so tight I can't lift my arms above my head. Is this the new me? Or is he already hooking up with Nora, the daughter of the couple who own the camp? And just when life at the camp seems to be getting more bearable and Gen discovers she's actually good at milking their cow!
Will her family be voted off of Camp Frontier? In her acknowledgments, author Cathleen Davitt Bell acknowledges her debt to the PBS series Frontier House, in which three modern families were sent to Montana to experience life in Bell writes that she was eight years old when she opened Little House for the first time--"and by my tenth birthday I was knitting blankets, sewing doll clothes, baking my own bread, and making architectural sketches of a camp that would transport visitors to the frontier.
Thank you, Laura Ingalls Wilder, for providing me with years of magic. While the book does not include a formal bibliography, Bell does mention some of the sources she found most useful in researching pioneer life, particularly for women, in this time period. This book is likely to be very popular with tween and teen girls, especially those who are or were fans of the still very popular Little House books, or who have enjoyed reruns of the TV series. For extra fun, the author has set up an actual blog that replicates the blog which plays such a key role in the story.
Dec 13, Marisa rated it really liked it Shelves: I was darn near enchanted by this cute, cute story of a 13 year old girl forced to go to an authentic frontier camp with her family for the summer, when really she should be splitting her time between soccer camp and the pool with her two best friends Kristin and Ashley.
Little Blog on the Prairie Hardcover – May 11, Then Gen's mom signs them up for Camp Frontier―a vacation that promises the "thrill" of living like s pioneers. CATHLEEN DAVITT BELL's first book for young readers was Slipping. Little Blog on the Prairie Paperback – May 24, CATHLEEN DAVITT BELL's first book for young readers was Slipping. She lives with her husband and two children.
She manages to sneak her brand new cell phone into camp in her box of clearasil, the one luxury she convinces her mother and the camp director to let her keep. On it, she sends regular texts to Kristin and Ashley, who decid I was darn near enchanted by this cute, cute story of a 13 year old girl forced to go to an authentic frontier camp with her family for the summer, when really she should be splitting her time between soccer camp and the pool with her two best friends Kristin and Ashley.
On it, she sends regular texts to Kristin and Ashley, who decide it would be great to turn the texts into a blog -- which gets a few hits the first day, a few hundred the next few weeks, and half a million by the middle of the summer. And then the poop really hits the fan. Or it would, if fans were allowed at camp. Laugh out loud funny, with a great voice and a completely unique premise. At times Gen seems far too witty and mature to be only 13, I spent most of the book thinking she was more like 15 or 16, but I enjoyed it so much I didn't really mind.
After you get a bucket of milk, you let it sit on the counter for a day. Before long, some stuff starts to collect on the top -- a skin -- and then if you leave it, it gets thicker. That's how you get cream. I know, totally foul, but you spoon that into this big wooden bucket with a paddle in it called a butter churn. Then you sit there using the paddle to mix up the cream stuff until your arm feels like it's about to fall off.
You lift the lid on the churn, check to see if you've got butter, and that no, it's not even close. So then you get really depressed. Being depresssed is an enormously important part of the process; you can almost tell how thick the butter is just by how defeated and miserable you feel personally. But you keep stirring it some more anyway. It takes about five hundred million years before the stuff in the churn turns to butter, and by the time it has your arms are trembling, you have blisters on your hands, you hate your mom, and you promise that, to make it last longer, you will hardly eat any of this butter yourself.
But it's so good, that's kind of a hard promise to keep, especially when everyone else is slathering it on everything like it's free. How could anyone learn to be this mean without having gone to middle school? Her smile made you feel not that she must have been a cheerleader in high school, but like you yourself were a cheeleader in high school. Even if, like me, you haven't even started high school. We have the luxury of the modern world, but for Genevieve Welsh modern is far from true at least in her case. Mar 15, Lonna Pierce rated it really liked it.
Boy, this title hit close to home! She has no idea that, after her friend posts these texts online in blog format, thousands of people are following her pithy comments.
Of course, they all come back to bite her in the end, but it makes you think! Oct 09, Catherine Reed rated it it was amazing.
Little Blog on The Prairie is a realistic fiction book with some adventure in it too. It takes place at a camp called Camp Frontier. But, they agreed to give her her phone early if she went to a Little House on The Prairie Camp with them. But the camp is supposed to last all summer, and they were Little Blog on The Prairie is a realistic fiction book with some adventure in it too.
But the camp is supposed to last all summer, and they were going to give her the phone after camp. So she decides to bring the phone with her to camp. I liked this book because it has a little bit of everything. It has a little action, adventure, mystery, and more. So if you like a book with a little action and adventure, this book is right for you. So read Little Blog on The Prairie to find out what happens.