Thursday, May 10, 2012
Luck of the Buttons
Author: Anne Ylvisaker
Level: Middle School/High School
Recommendation: Good Read
Summary: Tugs Esther Button was born to a luckless family. Buttons don’t presume to be singers or dancers. They aren’t athletes or artists, good listeners or model citizens. Until tomboy Tugs befriends the popular Aggie Millhouse, wins a brand-new Brownie camera in the Independence Day raffle, and stumbles into a mystery only she can solve, she looks at her hapless family and sees her own reflection looking back. But it’s a summer of change, and it just may be that in the end, being a Button is precisely what one clumsy, funny, spirited, and observant young heroine decides to make of it.
Review: I instantly fell in love with the quirky Tugs Button and the town she lives in. This book is a very quick and easy read, but full of wonderful characters and insight to a tiny town, where people are as good as their word. Great characters, great story, an enjoyable book for boys and girls alike.