I just finished reading Disneylanders by Kate Abbott.
In DISNEYLANDERS, 14-year-old Casey Allison, on the brink of starting high school, struggles to find a new identity on her family’s annual summer vacation, but with the help of an outgoing boy she meets while waiting in line, she discovers that Disneyland is the one place where her overprotective parents let her have the freedom to grow up.
I am a Disney fanatic. Big time. As in, I work there and got married there. So when the author contacted me so see if I wanted to review the book, I jumped at the chance. The only hesitation I had was that I don't like middle grade books. This one was portrayed as an upper-middle grade book, so I gave it a shot.
I do have to say that I don't think this is an upper middle grade book. I would feel perfectly fine with a fifth grader reading the book. And honestly, it was a little too young for me to completely go bonkers over it.
But I did absolutely LOVE all the Disney references. The author did her research! I loved that the chapter titles were sayings from around the park. And there were so many little nuances that I found myself mentally nodding and saying "yup. so true!"
This was a sweet book about first love and family dimensions. If you love Disney or love middle grade books, then I think you'd love this one!
I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 29
2013 Quick Fix Challenge: 12
*FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author for a review.