I have three compound nouns for you to go along with today’s grammar lesson: “best friends”, “school play”, “first kiss”.
Newly published (as in a couple of days ago), Rachel Alpine’s Operation Pucker Up is the story of Grace Shaw, who is juggling a lot of issues and tissues in her life at the moment. On the plus side, she lands the lead role in the school play; on the other hand, she’s worried about locking lips with Prince Charming in front of a theatreful of gawkers. If that weren’t enough, Grace’s dad—who upped and left the family six months back—pops back into her life, and while her mom and sister are thrilled, Grace is decidedly less so. With all these problems occupying her mind (plus school and homework, of course), what’s a girl to do? It’s a good thing she’s got two best friends who help keep her life from spinning out of control … Or do they?
I’m looking forward to reading Operation Pucker Up. If you manage to give it a go (or you’d like to preview the book) before my copy comes in the mail, let me know what you think! Should I add it to our library?