Everything is a serious matter to Maggie. Turning 11 years old means one year closer to college, voting and a tattoo. But when her dad’s legs mysteriously stop working,
Maggie is determined to figure out why and fix it; because future President of the U.S.A. Coco-Cola shareholder and winner of her school’s science fair anything is possible.
This book was cute and incredible sad at the same time. As a grown woman this book was a lot for me to handle. Firstly, Maggie is a very serious girl and knows exactly what she wants when she wants it. Completely different from her sisters; one is a fast girl and the other is a quiet responsible girl.
What I liked about Maggie was the fact that she wasn’t a brat and she liked school. . . not just reading but school as a whole. I loved her relationship with her Dad. She adored him and everything he did and was freaking out in a confused, constructed way. What I didn’t like was the lack of attention Maggie really got from her family. I believe if she wasn’t always in their face with questions she would be looked over.
I felt that due to her father’s sickness (he has MS), Maggie was expected to grow up fast so she didn’t really catch a break. I felt really bad.
Overall the story did pull some emotion which I guess was the point but I am not 100% if I would let a pre-teen read this. 4 Pickles