Twitter Tumblr FlickrFacebookContact me
Now Previous Articles Road Essays Author Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA Portfolio

Recent posts


Month in review

Reviews
Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
And Then You Dye by Monica Ferris
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Avenging the Owl by Melissa Hart
Bigmama's by Donald Crews
Cat With a Clue by Laurie Cass
Clarice Bean, Guess Who's Babysitting? by Lauren Child
Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet
Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
Empty Places by Kathy Cannon Wiechman
The Firefly Code by Megan Frazer Blakemore
Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
Honey by Sarah Weeks
It Ain't So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton
The Last Monster by Ginger Garrett
Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban
Pretty in Ink by Karen E. Olson
Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
Sea Change by Frank Viva
The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
Slacker by Gordon Korman
Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard by Jonathan Auxier
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs
This is San Francisco by Miroslav Sasek
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales
Waiting for Augusta by Jessica Lawson

Miscellaneous
October Reading Summary

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Full of Beans: 10/16/16

Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm

Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm is a historical fiction set in Key West, Florida during the Great Depression. Holm draws from her family history to create a charming and authentic story of a gang of friends.

Beans lives with his mother and brother on Conch street. One day after a failed attempt to sell collected cans for a profit, he sees a stranger painting a picture of the neighborhood. The oddity of that is all that is enough to spark a friendship.

Turns out the man is from the Federal Relief Administration and he's here to revitalize Key West. The goal is to turn it into a tourist destination. To Beans and his friends, that plan is the screwiest one they've ever heard.

Beans and his friends are gobsmacked that their run down, dirty, bug infested, too hot in the summertime, could become something that rich tourists would want to visit. Often road narrative books are about the highway abandoning a town; this is the opposite. This is the highway embracing a town and revisiting

Five stars

Comments (0)


Name:
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:
Comment: