Beth's Review: New Beginnings (Laurel Hill, #1) by Erin Mackey
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: I'm Hearing Stories RELEASED: May 29, 2018 GENRE: LITERARY, FICTION LENGTH: 1 hour and 41 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE
When sixth-grader Maggie and her mom leave their lifelong home to move to the small town of Laurel Hill, Maggie is a little nervous about how it will turn out. She isn't exactly shy, but making new friends is not the easiest thing to do-especially near the end of the school year.
Nikki, Jennifer, Amy, Morgan, and Katie have been friends for years. They do everything together! But when Maggie is introduced to their class as a new student, they realize she would be a great addition to their group.
Laurel Hill: New Beginnings tells an exciting story about finding new friends, solving mysteries, learning to deal with bullies, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Maggie and her new friends discover that new beginnings show how God renews his promises to us day by day. 4.5 (FIVE) BOUNDLESS STARS
When Maggie’s parents split up it’s tough but adds being the new girl in a new town and at a new school and it’s even tougher, but with the help of new friends, things quickly get more comfortable for this 6th grader. Then come the mean girls and bullies. Will Maggie overcome the trouble that comes her way?
This is a wonderful book! I love that it combines a young girls struggles with the Christian views. The girls learn to face their troubles together with their openness about their faith. They even prayed together and for one another.
I started listening to this and immediately turned it off. I HAD to share this with my 6th grader, and we listened together. She loved it too. We rate it with 4 ½ stars. The narrator did a great job too!