Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell
Gen’s family is more comfortable spending time apart than together. Then Gen’s mom signs them up for Camp Frontier—a vacation that promises the “thrill” of living like 1890s pioneers. Forced to give up all of her modern possessions, Gen nevertheless manages to email her friends back home about life at “Little Hell on the Prairie,” as she’s renamed the camp. It turns out frontier life isn’t without its good points—like the cute boy who lives in the next clearing. And when her friends turn her emails into a blog, Gen is happily surprised by the fanbase that springs up. But just when it seems Gen and family might pull through the summer, disaster strikes as a TV crew descends on the camp, intent on discovering the girl behind the nationwide blogging sensation—and perhaps ruining the best vacation Gen has ever had.
My husband would LOVE this kind of life! The family vacation for the entire summer is to live on a frontier as one would have back in 1890. A hard life! Gen, who is 13 and doesn’t want to go on this family vacation, sneaks her cell phone with her and texts her friends, one of who creates a blog with the text messages. Yeah, you figured it out-all heck breaks loose eventually.
I laughed out loud SEVERAL times throughout this book-it was mostly lighthearted and quick witted.I will say that being married to a hobby farmer I can relate somewhat to a lot of what happens. I’ll go ahead and admit it that sometimes I, too, want to escape from it all-the busyness, the craziness, the fast paced lifestyle that we live in today.
I really enjoyed this one.
4 out of 5 stars