Book Review: Growing Up Gracie by Maggie Flechner

As the fifth of six kids, it’s sometimes hard for Gracie Fremont to see what makes her special. But with the help of friends, family, and her faith, Gracie discovers that even the most ordinary girl can do extraordinary things. Told with sweetness, humor, and heart, this unique coming-of-age story will resonate with readers of all ages.

Growing Up Gracie was a perfect Sunday afternoon read.  I’m having trouble putting my finger on why I enjoyed this book as much as I did.  There was nothing in the story that wowed me or surprised me but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this tale of growing up.

This story had a very realistic feel to the events that were portrayed.  I cared about the characters and the outcome of their lives and could relate to their struggles.  It was almost like taking a peek into someones journal or a personal history.  There were no paranormal creatures, no huge event or trial that made this out of the ordinary in anyway.  It’s just a really simple, sweet realistic story about your average everyday girl growing up and the decisions and choices she makes.  I think I see a lot of myself in Gracie.

Content: Clean

Rating: 4 Stars
Source: From Publisher for Review