Reviewed by Cristina M. (age 9)
My favorite part about this book was when Abby found out that she was picked to write the advice column in the fifth grade newspaper. I felt so happy for her! I could see how wonderful it would be if I were writing the column. I found out that Abby is an interesting person in this book, because she has a totally different personality then all of her friends and family. Abby knew what was going to happen after her actions. For example, Abby knew her advice column would get her into a lot of trouble. Abby always knows! There are illustrations in this book. The illustrations are detailed, descriptive and they look realistic like a 4th grader wrote the part in Abby’s journal. This book is part of a series called The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes. You can really get sucked into reading these books. I love this series!!
I recommend this book for people ages 8-11. I think that someone who has a journal or diary, or someone who truly loves to write, will enjoy this book. I thought it was AMAZING! Go ahead and read The Pen is Mightier than the Sword. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!