I've been dying to get my mitts on an ARC of Augusta Scattergood's latest middle grade novel: The Way to Stay in Destiny.
Well, I finally did....and boy, oh, boy.....what a colorful cast of characters pulled me into this one!
**A piano-playing, baseball loving boy
**A tap-dance hating, baseball loving girl
**A good-hearted former Rockette, now running the Rest Easy Rooming House and Dance Academy
**An angry Vietnam War veteran fighting a whole heap of demons
Set in the steamy heat of tiny Destiny, Florida ("The Town that Time Forgot"), Scattergood's latest is packed with heart, humor and Hank Aaron.
What's not to love?
Ages 8 to 12
Coming from Scholastic January 2015