Absolutely Truly

Absolutely Truly An Unsent Letter In A First Edition Copy Of Charlotte S Web Leads To A Hunt For Treasure In This Heartwarming Middle Grade Mystery From The Author Of The Mother Daughter Book ClubNow That Truly Lovejoy S Father Has Been Injured By An IED In Afghanistan And Is Having Trouble Finding Work Back Home, The Family Moves From Texas To Tiny Pumpkin Falls, New Hampshire, To Take Over Lovejoy S Books, A Struggling Bookstore That S Been In The Family For One Hundred Years With Two Older Brothers And Two Younger Sisters Clamoring For Attention, Her Mother Back In School, And Everyone Up To Their Eyebrows Trying To Keep Lovejoy S Books Afloat, Truly Feels Overlooked Than Usual So She Pours Herself Into Uncovering The Mystery Of An Undelivered Letter She Finds Stuck In A Valuable Autographed First Edition Of Charlotte S Web, Which Subsequently Goes Missing From The Bookshop What S Inside The Envelope Leads Truly And Her New Pumpkin Falls Friends On A Madcap Treasure Hunt Around Town, Chasing Clues That Could Spell Danger

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Absolutely Truly
  • Heather Vogel Frederick
  • English
  • 09 January 2018
  • 9781442429727

10 thoughts on “Absolutely Truly

  1. says:

    I must confess I am a little shocked at the high ratings this book has received I will start off by saying that I understand this book is meant for middle grade readers, but I will also say that I have read many of these stories and they were a thousand times better than this will ever be.I did not look into Heather Vogel Frederick s background, so I don t know whether this is her first book or not, and honestly, I couldn t care less When I read a book, whether it s the author s first or last, I am looking to delve into the story and be engrossed by the characters And the mystery This IS a mystery novel after all, at least it sells itself as such And yet, I found the mystery to be extremely mediocre and almostsilly She tried to add depth by adding a character who has suffered, i.e the dad, but it just didn t work In fact, although she could have utilized the dad s character so much in the story, especially in terms of the family environment, instead we were given boring paragraphs about birds and Truly s obsession with them Actually, we were put through some of the most mundanely tedious prose on Truly s name I was sick of her stupid play on words such as Truly in the middle of a mess pg.133 , Truly s obsession with birds not only was she obsessed, but she was super insecure about her love for birds too, pg 140, an entire page is dedicated to deciding whether her friend is making fun of her or not , Truly s love for swimming, and Truly s descriptions of her family Yes, Truly is allowed to love birds and express that in the book, in fact, not long after this book I read Wildwood, another middle grade book whose protagonist also has a love of birds in all their forms However, the author did not choose to spend a huge portion of the book discussing those birds Give me a break I want to delve into the mystery, not birds and their types and their entire history Let s not get into the dialoguethe conversations between characters were so unrealistic and almost seemed contrived Exhibit A How come you have to wear glovth Pippa had asked this morning, when she saw me putting them in my backpack Because of cootieth I had to smile at that logic I d forgotten what a big deal cooties are when you re in kindergarten On the other hand, now that I was actually here in the gym, I was grateful for the gloves I definitely didn t want Scooter cooties Scooties That word popped into my mind and I stifled a giggle pg 157 Face palm I just can t Scooties REALLY That whole paragraph dedicated to gloves andCOOTIES Are middle graders that foolish and simple minded Here s another brilliant sample, If everything went as planned, Lucas would duck inside the bookstore, Calhoun would come after him just like he and Scooter did before, and bingo, we d have him cornered Easy peasy lemon squeezie, right pg 165 I m sorry, what Easy peasywhat I can t evenhow can you take this book seriously Here s another one, last one I promise So the context of this excerpt is that Truly s aunt is at the bookstore with Truly and her friends, and she is telling them about her plans to improve sales, so she says What I m talking about she pauses dramatically is a makeover We looked at her blankly Aunt True didn t wear makeup Was she planning to start I didn t see how that was going to boost sales But it turns out she had something much bigger in mind.She was talking about a bookshop makeover pg.196 NO kidding How could you have thought she was talking about any other kind of makeover And since when are makeovers associated only with makeup Again, did she really have to spell out every single thing to her readers I may not be her target age group, but even those younger kids don t need this much spoon feeding The book is littered with this style of writing, and it gets very frustrating It took me forever to finish reading this book, and that frustrated me even Definitely not worth the 5 stars that it has been receiving, and readers in the targeted age group should never be underestimated.

  2. says:

    Warm and loving, this book is one of my favorite middle grade novels in recent memory Truly is hilarious and fairly self aware for a twelve year old Her father, like her whole family dynamic, is complicated, interesting and ultimately hopeful The mystery was fun, the bookshop setting perfect, and the little town of Pumpkin Falls, population you ve got to be kidding me, adorable I hope everyone buys this as fast as they can so Frederick will be able to turn this into a series.

  3. says:

    A delightful story where no character is obnoxious, kids act like kids without being sarcastic, and adults are portrayed realistically Golden lines He went on to explain that as water cools below the freezing point, the molecules slow down and start to stick together, forming crystalsthose stuck together bits, which were called frazil You ll note they re roughly one millimeter in diameter, Mr Bigelow went on Very tiny, but small is mighty in this case great discussion about water freezing p 61 62 There are all different sizes of brave, Truly There s warrior brave, of course, and there s everyday brave, and every thing in betweenYour father is one of the bravest people I know And not just because of what happened in Afghanistan It s not easy to completely change course in life the way he has especially when it wasn t his choice p 246 For a brief moment I heard the shouts and cheers of the onloookers from the bleachers, and then the water closed over my head and the world fell away A current of pure joy coursed through my body Swimming is probably as close as I ll ever get to flying 255 Maybe there had been a change in my father over the past weeks, a slow and gradual shift, quiet as the swing of a pendulum or the rise of a thermometer 320 Such beautiful writing

  4. says:

    AESTHETIC REVIEW The polished floor of a dance studio musty old book stores soft and gentle Labradors bird watching owls gliding past a moon slush melting on old carpet snowball fights mysterious messages daring investigations military talk the shrill of a coach s whistle at a swim meet fathers and daughters icy bridges frozen waterfalls the magic transformations of home improvements the snap and pop of grease on a hamburger grill the hum of a radiator socked feet sliding over creaky wooden floors cracked and worn letters broken families mended together

  5. says:

    I ll give it two stars because it was an innocent story suitable for middle grades which I think is rare However, the name thing was WAY overdone Okay, her name is Truly Lovejoy, and her aunt is True, her best friend is Cha Cha who is a dancer , cousin MacKenzie, and then the crazy Shakespeare college president names his son and daughter Romeo and Juliet I think the author would rather just name characters than put together a cohesive story Truly s father loses his arm while in the military and to help him her grandparents his parents offer to let him have their failing bookstore in New Hampshire in the middle of January while they run off to the Peace Corps Thanks, mom and dad His bossy sister True takes over and seems to be the only one who can put this drill sergeant in his place The only time the grandparents are called upon is when he calls them to tattle that True lost the signed first edition of Charlotte s Web which was somehow going to pay off all their debts and get the bookstore back on its feet Truly has four siblings who might as well be left out of the book They interact with her a bit but are so flat they do nothing to further the plot The cover is so cute, so this is one time that Don t judge a book by its cover works the other way around.

  6. says:

    Seventh grader Truly Lovejoy her real name is moving back to Pumpkin Falls, New Hampshire so that her Dad and Aunt can run the family bookstore Pumpkin Hollow is a small town with lots of interesting characters and history And while everyone is welcoming to the Lovejoys, Truly misses her cousin and best friend Mackenzie and the warm climate of Texas After finding a mysterious note inside a copy of Charlotte s Web, Truly and her new besties Cha Cha and Lucas decide to solve the mystery for themselves.This is the kind of book I would have enjoyed as a kid and a story I would love to have lived in real life A group of supportive friends solving a mystery, working in the family bookstore after school, getting free doughnuts from the local diner and free dance lessons to prepare for the winter ball Oh, to be 12 again

  7. says:

    Fun story D I enjoyed it.

  8. says:

    The cover of Absolutely Truly labels the book as a Pumpkin Falls Mystery Calling Absolutely Truly a mystery is about as accurate as calling it a cookbook Or a dictionary Or entertaining Or good.Apparently, in the eyes of Heather Vogel Frederick, sort of incorporating a less than interesting plot device about a series of love notes constitutes calling a story a mystery even if this plot device is like 8% of the book Explaining the main character s math tutoring eats up of the plot than her mystery Anyone involved in the publishing of Absolutely Truly obviously felt that endless exposition about a cozy bookshop in a quaint New England town with a quirky loving family was enough to consider it an actual story because to anyone else reading Absolutely Truly, there s no way they wouldn t think of it as a novelized Hallmark movie So, unless most readers are excited to read close to 400 pages of what s basically a novelized puppy calendar, then the cover should be changed to reflect what Absolutely Truly actual is A Pumpkin Falls Kind of Cute Until You Realize There s Hardly a Plot and You Wasted Hours of Your Life That ll Never Come Back Because Heather Vogel Frederick Lied to You

  9. says:

    An unsent letter in a first edition copy of Charlotte s Web leads to a hunt for treasure in this heartwarming middle grade mystery from the author of The Mother Daughter Book Club.Now that Truly Lovejoy s father has been injured by an IED in Afghanistan and is having trouble finding work back home, the family moves from Texas to tiny Pumpkin Falls, New Hampshire, to take over Lovejoy s Books, a struggling bookstore that s been in the family for one hundred years With two older brothers and two younger sisters clamoring for attention, her mother back in school, and everyone up to their eyebrows trying to keep Lovejoy s Books afloat, Truly feels overlooked than usual So she pours herself into uncovering the mystery of an undelivered letter she finds stuck in a valuable autographed first edition of Charlotte s Web, which subsequently goes missing from the bookshop What s inside the envelope leads Truly and her new Pumpkin Falls friends on a madcap treasure hunt around town, chasing clues that could spell danger

  10. says:

    Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick, 4th grade and up Realistic Fiction.ARC, Book release date Nov 4th, 2014.Loved this book.Touching family story, displaced after father loses arm and comes home from war, moves into grandparents home and runs bookstore Loved connections to Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and Charlotte s Web by E.B White It has an excellent small town feel with characters you quickly care about Wouldn t mind hanging out in the bookstore in Pumpkin Moon Perfect book which Heather Vogel Frederick demonstrates her talent for making you care about small towns, individuals, and how a community can come together to help one another and how small actions can help many Just lovely.

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