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The Sweetheart of Prosper County

3 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Jill S. Alexander

Starred Review. Grade 8 Up—Fifteen-year-old Austin Gray has not had an easy life. Her father died one rainy Christmas Eve when his car skidded off a bridge into a lake. Since then Austin's mother has kept her close, not allowing her to experience … see full wiki

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Author: Jill S. Alexander
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
3 reviews about The Sweetheart of Prosper County
review by . December 17, 2009
Tweens want to grow up as fast as they can, and it can be difficult to find appropriate reading material that is between elementary novels and young adult. This book fits the bill (no pun intended).    Austin Gray is 14 years old and is determined to make it into the annual Christmas parade that her small-town in Texas hosts. So she asks for a chicken for Christmas so that she can win a blue ribbon and be eligible for the FFA (Future Farmers of America) Sweetheart position, who …
review by . December 14, 2009
I really enjoyed this sweet and heartwarming book story; Austin is a great character who definitely tugs at the reader's heartstrings. Her quest to find acceptance through her town's annual Christmas parade leads her on a journey of discovery that ultimately helps move her life forward in wonderful and unexpected ways. I thought the relationship between Austin and her mother was compelling, especially given the loss of her father in a freak accident years ago; Austin's attempts to become more popular …
review by . August 02, 2009
This has got to be one of the darn cutest, wholesome books I've read in awhile. I'm not sure if I've read anything like it! It just worked for me! I really don't have any complaints! It really has all that you could ask for, family, friends, a stupid bully, a touch of romance, eccentric town folks, and a rooster named Charles Dickens! I wish I could have visited this town!    I loved Austin Gray, she loves her momma, misses her daddy and just wants to get through high school …
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