Howland, Leila. The Brightest Stars of Summer. (Silver Sisters series, #2) Harper, 2016. $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-231872-5. 353p. Ages. 8 – 12. Q8P8
Three sisters get to spend 3 weeks of their summer vacation helping their Aunt prepare for her wedding. All three sisters are going through various personal insecurities and their experiences on this trip help them learn to be happy with their individualities in both a humorous and touching manner. This book is the second book of the Silver Sisters series, but can stand alone if the first book is not read. The first book is loosely referenced.
Verdict: Middle grade girls will like this book. Easy to read with fun, yet very realistic, life experiences that explore the anxieties of growing up and the challenges of forgiveness.
October 2016 review by Terri Lippert.