Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Fool’s Errand by Jenna Zark



Genre: Middle Grade, Historical Fiction
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

What would you do for your best friend?  Ruby would go anywhere she is needed to help her friend. When Ruby’s best friend Sophie and her mother have to leave, Ruby is willing to travel from New York to Indiana just to make sure her friend and mom are okay. Sophie’s mother is a comedy writer caught up in what was called the “Red Scare”. A time when entertainers in particular were targeted and encouraged to name their friends who the government considered communists or communist sympathizers.  This was a great book. It teaches about a time kids know nothing about. Sophie has to learn how to communicate with both of her parents, how to trust people and how to make a difference. This is the second book in the Beat Street series. A great series for middles school students.

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