Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Girls of Canby Hall #5 Summer Blues and #6 Best Friends Forever

In Girls of Canby Hall #5, Summer Blues, Dana, Faith, and Shelley sign up for the summer intensives, where each girl studies a specific subject for one month.  Dana's summer may be ruined after she breaks up with Bret.  Things look up after Dana meets a country boy, Randy.

Shelley's hometown boyfriend, Paul, arrives unexpectedly for a visit.  Paul and Shelley's new boyfriend meet each other, and Shelley may lose both of them.

I read this one quickly and really enjoyed it.

In Girls of Canby Hall #6, Best Friends Forever, Dana and Faith visit Shelley and her family in Iowa.  The girls later regret their decision, fearing that they will be bored in a small town in Iowa.


The visit goes better than the girls expected, until Faith becomes deathly ill with a high fever.  Can the doctors save her?

Faith purchases a small dried stuffed alligator that was imported from the Everglades.  Yikes.  I don't know anything about the current laws concerning alligators, stuffing them, and offering them for sale, but this doesn't sound like something that would be legal nowadays.

On page 101, the young people see a tornado half a mile away.  Dana asks, "Are we in any real danger?"  Nah, tornadoes never hurt people.  Of course they're in danger!

I enjoyed this book but not as much as other titles in the set.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

From what I remember from reading the series in middle school, my favorite book in the whole series was Summer Blues. Glad you liked it.