Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie Tolan

A Review by the Cameron Village Regional Library Middle School Book Club

Jake Semple is a juvenile delinquent on his last last chance. E.D. Applewhite is a serious, organized planner in a family of free-spirited artists. It’s not likely that they’ll ever get along, but when Jake is taken in by E.D.’s family as a student at their Creative Academy homeschool, they have to at least try.

Can they set aside their differences to help when the Applewhite family finds itself suddenly responsible for mounting a community theater production of The Sound of Music?

With a lot humor, author Stephanie Tolan brings an unforgettable cast of characters to life, including Randolph Applewhite, the fiery-tempered theater director, Destiny Applewhite, the mischievous 4-year-old brother, Lucille Applewhite, the free-spirited family poet, Winston, the faithful hound dog who adopts Jake, and Wolfie, the baaaad billy goat.

The Cameron Village Regional Library Middle School book club awards Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie Tolan 4.5 stars (out of a possible 5) for lots of humor and for being a great story!

For more information about the Middle School Book Club, or to sign up for next month’s meeting (we’ll be reading Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix for our September 24th meeting), call the library at (919) 856-6723.

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One Response to Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie Tolan

  1. vivalalindsay says:

    oh, yeah i read this for battle of the books one year. good book 🙂

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