Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
This book tells the story of a family over the course of one school year. It is a pretty normal family with four boys and two dads. The boys are sports fanatics that are trying new things, dealing with changing friendships, and experiencing new schools.
I really enjoyed this book. It was great to see a book dealing with gay fathers that never made it an issue. The only time it was even mentioned was at a family night at a new school. It mainly focused on the stories of the boys dealing with changing relationships and interests. It kind of reminded me of the Casson family books by Hilary McKay in that regards. I'm hoping that the author writes another story about the Fletcher family.
Two interesting notes about the book. First make sure to read the Acknowledgements at the end of the book. They are absolutely hilarious -- with footnotes. Also, the author is the niece of prolific children's author Elizabeth Levy. It's obvious she got her aunt's talent for writing humorous stories for children.