Sunday, February 15, 2015

Winter Reading 2015 Maggie Malone Makes a Splash


On her latest outing, Maggie Malone dons the MMBs (mostly magical boots), to become the daughter of a famous oceanographer for a day. In her own life, Maggie is having some trouble with her friends. Elizabeth and Maggie both try out for the swim team, but when Maggie tries to warn her friend about trouble with the coach's daughter, it causes a different kind of problem. Suddenly all her friends think that she is a liar and that she is jealous of Elizabeth. Maggie can't figure out how to prove to everyone that she is telling the truth, and she thinks a day in someone else's shoes is just what she needs.

Just as in her previous adventures, Maggie soon discovers that the life of a celebrity's daughter is not all glamour and fun. The very first thing she has to do as Marina Tide is to swab the deck of the boat that she and her father, oceanographer Flynn Tide, are using to film their dive at a coral reef. There are pluses of course - the beautiful location, the cute boy who is part of the boat's crew, her own dolphin friend, and really cute bathing suits. But something fishy is going on aboard the Sea Angel, and Maggie has no idea whom to trust. How is it that she seems to be in an even worse situation than the one in her real life? And can she get anyone in either of those lives to believe her, or will she be eating lunch by herself for the rest of middle school?

These stories are fun, but they also show real problems that are faced by kids every day. How do you deal with it when your friends don't believe you? How do you prove someone else has done something wrong, when no one else saw it happen? Spending some time in Maggie's shoes (or boots), may show some readers how important it is to be true to yourself.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

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