This Would Make a Good Story Someday by Dana Alison Levy

Reviewed by Jane Oliver-Purton (Library Staff)

From the author of The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher, we find this epic of a family’s cross-country train trip. Sara Johnson-Fischer loves her family, of course, but that doesn’t mean she’s thrilled when her summer plans (a “Reinvention Plan” with her best friends to get themselves ready for middle school.) Instead, she’ll be spending her summer on a cross-country train trip with her family: her two moms, Mimi and Carol; her younger sister, Ladybug; her older sister, Laurel; and her boyfriend, Root. And, to make it worse, one of the moms is writing a tell-all book about their trip. Sara’s sure that means every single embarrassing thing she says or does will end up there. However, Sara finds herself crisscrossing the country not with just her family, but a group of wild Texans. As they travel from New Orleans to Chicago to the Grand Canyon, Sara finds herself changing along with the landscape outside their train windows, and she realizes she might just go home reinvented after all.

Located in Children’s Fiction (J FIC LEVY)

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