#MGBookmas Day 12: A Book With Love As a Theme

24 Dec

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I’m going to be participating in this year’s #MGBookmas list – look for titles for the next 12 days that fit each of these fun categories! You can participate to on Instagram, Twitter or your own blog! Follow #MGBookmas for everyone’s choices.

24Day 12: A Book With Love As a Theme

Title: The Lotterys Plus One
Author: Emma Donoghue
Illustrator: Caroline Hadilaksono
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication Date: March 28, 2017
Page Number: 303 pgs.

Description from Goodreads:

“Sumac Lottery is nine years old and the self-proclaimed “good girl” of her (VERY) large, (EXTREMELY) unruly family. And what a family the Lotterys are: four parents, children both adopted and biological, and a menagerie of pets, all living and learning together in a sprawling house called Camelottery. Then one day, the news breaks that one of their grandfathers is suffering from dementia and will be coming to live with them. And not just any grandfather; the long dormant “Grumps,” who fell out with his son so long ago that he hasn’t been part of any of their lives.

Suddenly, everything changes. Sumac has to give up her room to make the newcomer feel at home. She tries to be nice, but prickly Grumps clearly disapproves of how the Lotterys live: whole grains, strange vegetables, rescue pets, a multicultural household… He’s worse than just tough to get along with — Grumps has got to go! But can Sumac help him find a home where he belongs?”

Thoughts: A family whose very lives embody love, the Lotterys learn more about family than they ever have before when a grandfather comes to live with them. Everything changes and the entire family must learn to adapt and change and grow in love.

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One Response to “#MGBookmas Day 12: A Book With Love As a Theme”

  1. Becky Ginther December 24, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    I’m very excited to read this one!

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