Fun Book for Winter Break

Do your kids need a fun book for winter break?  This delightful story about a ski trip during middle school hits all the right notes for an escape from the everyday.  It brought back memories from my ski trip. If you scroll to the bottom of the post you can see a picture of me on my middle school Tahoe journey.

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Title: Never Eversfun book for winter break never evers

Authors: Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Target: Grade 4-6

Series: No

What this book is about:

Mouse is sure her life is over when she is asked to leave her ballet academy and return to her old school.  Jack is just starting to figure things out, starting a band and hoping to get his first kiss.  When Mouse and Jack meet during their school ski trips there is a connection.  However Lauren, a gorgeous frenemy of Mouse, is quite interested in Jack.  Mouse then catches the eye of a pop star shooting a video on the mountain.  Will these two find their way to each other, or will the lure of being with the cool people keep them apart?

Why I love this book:

  • Ok this one is not an award winner, but it is good clean fun.  I remember my ski trip in middle school and it was a delight to relive it a bit with this story.  This book was written by two English authors, so the kids go the French Alps for their school trip.  That made it seem quite a bit more extravagant than my week on the slopes of Tahoe but the reality is if you live in Europe, it’s not a big stretch.
  • Each chapter has alternating viewpoints from Mouse to Jack.  I alway think it’s fun to see how both characters view a situation It was eye opening to get a boy’s perspective in a book that might more typically have only a girl’s point of view.  
  • I appreciated that Mouse got rejected from ballet school and had to go back to her old school.  Kids get disappointed and they fail, so it’s nice to see a story where they can get over the embarrassment and feel good about themselves.

Who this book is for:

Great for kids who like realistic fiction and just want a light read between school texts.  If your kids liked Better You than Me or The It Girl, this one will be right up their alley.  

Final thoughts:

I wish my middle school ski trip had involved famous pop stars.  Sadly my altitude sickness seriously put the kibosh on any romance.

To purchase this book:

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