Reviewed by Sydney S (age 10)
My favorite part of the book was when Hattie and Pepper went swimming and they took off all their clothes until they were naked. Their clothes started drifting off to where the men were. That was my favorite part, because the men almost caught them naked, and it was so funny.
I found Pepper most interesting because she is so pretty and unique. She can cheer anyone up in an instant. She is always so happy and in a good mood. She is playful and energetic in any weather, too.
I thought the book was very interesting, although it was a diary; she explained very well what she meant and was talking about. She detailed it as though it was a book. The part when they travel on foot is the most interesting, because of all the experiences the families go through.
This book reminds me of an old friend in second grade. We did many things together just like Pepper and Hattie. We liked to swim and dance and plenty of other things, too.
I would recommend this book to 10 year old kids because, as you read, you have a great image of what the book is telling you. The author describes so much of the character and what is happening in her everyday life. I think a person who likes victory stories would enjoy this book the most. I think this, because there is much victory in this book.