Ransom, Candice, Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World. Disney Hyperion, 2012. Pgs. 154. Language: G, Violence: G, Sexual Content: G
It’s the summer after third grade and Iva Honeycutt decides to change her name to Honeysuckle to reflect her new desire to be a world explorer. Her dream this summer is to find a Revolutionary War treasure in her hometown or backyard and have the best summer ever, but her cousin, Heaven is constantly under her feet and getting in the way. Can Iva and Heaven learn to get along? Will she find the treasure she desires?
A cute, funny story for fans of Junie B. Jones and Judy Moody. The characters are fairly well-developed. The plot is likable and would be interesting enough for the intended audience. Readers who like realistic fiction, humor, and strong, girl characters will enjoy reading this book. EL(K-3). ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.