When autumn arrives on 141st Street, the Vanderbeekers are busy helping Mr. Beiderman get ready for the New York City Marathon and making sure the mysterious person sleeping in the community garden gets enough to eat.
But when they discover the true identity of the person making a home in the community garden’s shed, their world turns upside down as they learn what it means to care for someone in an impossible situation.
Synopsis from Goodreads.
Yet another installment of this adorable, loveable, humorous, and chaotic family is about to ensue. You’d better buckle your seatbelts for this one is a ride…in more ways than one.
One thing I’ve discovered about these books is their repetition, however, not in a terrible way. The characters are still enjoyable, and the plot still fun to unravel, all with the chaos and humor of the Vanderbeekers’ everyday life sprinkled on top. Yet, with each one, I find myself not being able to say much about it. The first and seconds ones are my favorites, though this doesn’t mean that the others aren’t great. In this series, a pattern has been placed, so now you know what you are getting from each one. Knowing this, it doesn’t come as a surprise when certain things happen. This has become a boring aspect of this series that I don’t enjoy. Yet, it has happened and I will live with it.
Triggers: There are no normal triggers, however, younger audiences may be sensitive to topics of death.
Having said that, this was still a GREAT book! Other than repetition, there is not one thing more or less positive to say about this one. Overall, it is a clean, funny, loveable read that ages 8+ would greatly enjoy.
That’s all for this review. Sorry that is was so short.
Have you read any of The Vanderbeeker books yet? Which ones are your favorite?
Thanks for reading my review! God bless!