rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book feels like an updated version of Little Women meets All-of-a-Kind Family. I mean that in a good way - it's gentle, with Lessons Learned for all Penderwicks involved, and I think younger readers will like it (by "younger", I mean third - fifth grade).
Having said that, it's not particularly memorable. I know that the previous book, The Penderwicks won the National Book Award, and not having read that I have nothing to compare this one to. But it just feels like a "comfort" read, not something that will stay with readers for years to come.
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