Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Mother Daughter Book Camp Review (No Spoilers!)

A few years ago I posted a book list with the Mother Daughter Book Club series included in it. The author (Heather Vogel Frederick) was actually finished with the series. After a few months, Heather got another idea for one of the books. She announced the new book January 28, 2016. The book was released May 3, 2016.

I got the book a couple weeks back and started reading. Gosh, it was a great book! So good that it gets it's very own review (without spoilers).

The Mother Daughter Book Club: The Mother Daughter Book Camp

In the Mother Daughter Book Camp (MDBC7) Emma, Jess, Cassidy, Megan, and Becca are all counselors for the Summer at Camp Lovejoy. The Summer kicks off on a rocky start with the majority of their campers suffering from homesickness. The girls strive to come up with some way to overcome the thing keeping their campers from fun. With the experience of their Mother Daughter Book Club, Emma, Jess, Cassidy, Megan, and Becca grasp for the one thing that has always been loyal to their friendship: books.

The Mother Daughter Book Camp is the 7th book in the series The Mother Daughter Book Club. It was written by Heather Vogel Frederick. The book has 336 pages and was published May 3rd, 2016 by Simon and Schuster. 

Alright, it is time for my critique:

I liked this book because it focused on friendship and fun. You could see the growth the characters had experienced throughout the series really come to life while reading about them. I was so happy to see that the girls were becoming something bigger than what they always thought they would turn out to be. I also enjoyed seeing them take everything they had learned for the past few years from reading and being close as friends, and applying it to the troubles they faced. 

Heather filled her readers in on what had happened in the time that had been skipped from Wish You Were Eyre to MDBC7 and it felt as if I hadn't ever stopped reading. I was immediately thrown back into the lives of the Mother Daughter Book Club. That is what makes Heather such a great author. 

There was only one thing I didn't like about the book. The relationships that were established in the previous books were not as elaborate as they were before. I do understand that the book was not to be so much about the girls and their boys but about how the girls learn to stand alone, but it still bugs me that I didn't see as much of the boys as much as I would have liked.
Theo and Becca are great, I loved how Heather set up their relationship. Jess and Darcy were also super, I saw a lot of Jarcy fluff that was adorable. Emma and Stewart, were not so great, they are still as challenging as ever. Megan and Simon cuteness was limited and there was not a lot of it, but I still adore Simon so that's a good sign. *Sigh. Cassidy and Tristan were the main disappointment. They were my ship from the beginning and Cassidy seems to be on track to letting Tristan slip through her fingers.

However despite the small differences in how I would have liked the story to turn out, I still liked the book. A lot. I recommend it for ten year-olds and up, and I would like to remind everyone that there are six books before this one, and you must read those first because I don't appreciate people who read the last page first. This is basically the same thing.

Anyways! I love you all, thanks for reading and if you would like to check out my review on the first book in the Mother Daughter Book Club series I have it linked here: The Mother Daughter Book Club Book Review

XO AnnaD

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ultimate Checklist for the Beach

Welcome to Who's Anna Grace! Thank you for reading my Ultimate Checklist for the Beach. This list is insured to help you pack everything you could possibly need. It will also insure you have a fun time at the beach! I have 20 things that you absolutely need to bring to the beach and 10 things you absolutely need to do at the beach. 

I've also made this easy to copy/paste/print so you guys can actually have this checklist on your hands when going the beach. 

20 Things You Have to Bring to the Beach:

_ Beach Bag                                     _ Change of clothes 

_ Bathing Suit                                 _ Water

_ Flip Flops                                      _ Snacks!

_ Sunscreen                                     _ Ipod

_ Towel                                              _ Chap Stick

_ Sunglasses                                    _ Leave-in Conditioner

_ Hat                                                  _ Book

_ Cover Up                                       _ Volleyball or football

_ Hairbrush                                     _ Notebook

_ Hair Tie                                         _ Blanket

10 Things You Have To Do at the Beach:

_ Have a Bonfire With Sparklers

_ Shop 

_ Play Volleyball

_ Get Snow Cones

_ Boogie Board

_ Build Sandcastles 

_ Make a Sand Mermaid Tale

_ Play Tag

_ Jump Off a Pier

_ Make a Seashell Necklace

Have fun and be happy! Love you all!

XO AnnaD

Saturday, May 7, 2016

No Junk Food Challenge

I am challenging you! 

It's an official challenge everyone! I am challenging all my readers to the No Junk Food Challenge. I have really thought about this challenge and I think I can do it. 

I have wanted to do something like this for a while, but I didn't want to commit to something I wouldn't be able to finish out. But I am going to finish this challenge with determination and healthiness on mind. 

When it comes to me, accountability is the greatest way to success and that is why I want you all to know I have started this. If you decide to take up this challenge, and you want accountability too, send me an email. I really love hearing from you all and it will benefit both of us when you let me know how it's going! Email me @!

Now for the challenge! 

The No Junk Food Challenge:

Go 21 days without the stuff listed above. You'll lose weight and feel so much better about yourself. Allow yourself a treat with something on this list twice during your 21 days. Only one serving though!

I'll be sure to give an update in a week or so on how the challenge is going. Have a beautiful day!

XO AnnaD