This is a fabulous read for girls everywhere! This quick read follows Sage Carrington, as she explores Washington D.C. with her best friend Isabel Flores during summer break. The action starts immediately as the girls find a treasure map, make a rocket shoot into the air, and get bullied-all within the first three chapters.
There are so many amazing qualities this book presents. The main
character, Sage, is an African-American and has braces. While this
describes plenty of readers, very few main characters are represented
this way. Sage's best friend is a Latina who teaches her Spanish
throughout the book. They have a real relationship where there is a lot
of love, but also some jealousy and fights. There is also a local bully,
who I think is represented in a realistic way. My favorite thing about
this book is that Sage loves science and she's not afraid of being a "nerd". Plus, about 100+ more things.
book is a great way for younger readers to build vocabulary, including
Spanish, while still reading an amazing story. While Sage is an almost
8th grader, I think girls as young as fourth grade would enjoy this
book. It is a clean read content-wise, so this would be a great pick for
those younger readers who are reading at a high grade level.
this book, I also received the "Sage Carrington Book of Love Journal
#1". This is a great supplement to the book. It has wonderful
illustrations and writing prompts throughout. I would buy this set for
my younger cousins in a heart beat. Everything about this book and
journal just puts out good vibes. I'd recommend this book to any girl in the 9-13 age range. Also, any library that is looking to
add some good girl-power books!
Sage Carrington: Eighth-Grade Science Sleuth is available now!
Review copy provided by the publisher.