7:00:00 AM AnnMarie Brown 0 Comments

We all go through the awkward years when we are 10 to 12 years old. We feel like we don't really fit in at all no matter what we try and do. You know the age I am talking about. When you feel like you are growing out of your body and you have no control of anything.

In my house I had a young 10 year old girl who would never smile. It wasn't that she was unhappy but it was more that she really disliked how her adult teeth had come in. She was always very petite and it seemed like these big huge teeth had taken up residence in her mouth that was way to small for them all.

As her mother I did my best to explain to her that the way she felt about herself and how awkward she felt was not going to last that she was beautiful and she would soon see what the rest of the world could see. She took my advice as I am sure every child does from their parent. How could I possible know what she was going through right?

Here is one of the few photos I could find of my daughter at that age because she didn't like her picture being taken because of her teeth. Fast forward years later and she is always smiling.

Title: The Littlest Bigfoot
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Series: Book #1
Pub Date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Aladdin
Pages: 304

About the Book:

From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a laugh-out-loud funny and painstakingly real tale of friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place where you belong.

Alice Mayfair, twelve years old, slips through the world unseen and unnoticed. Ignored by her family and shipped off to her eighth boarding school, Alice would like a friend. And when she rescues Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake one day, she finds one.

But Millie is a Bigfoot, part of a clan who dwells deep in the woods. Most Bigfoots believe that people—NoFurs, as they call them—are dangerous, yet Millie is fascinated with the No-Fur world. She is convinced that humans will appreciate all the things about her that her Bigfoot tribe does not: her fearless nature, her lovely singing voice, and her desire to be a star.

Alice swears to protect Millie’s secret. But a league of Bigfoot hunters is on their trail, led by a lonely kid named Jeremy. And in order to survive, Alice and Millie have to put their trust in each other—and have faith in themselves—above all else.
My Thoughts:

The Littlest Bigfoot is a wonderful book about acceptance and finding your way. The characters in the story all had their own unique strengths that they also couldn't see just like my daughter. As a homeschooling parent I love the message about public school not being the right fit for everyone. This book is a great read for both girls and boys with so many different scenerios they can relate to.

Others on the Book Tour:

September 12th - Lost in a Great Book
September 13th - Cindy's Love of Books
September 14th - Brooklyn Berry Designs
September 15th - Laina Has Too Much Sparetime
September 16th - It's Just My Life (Me!)

~ WIN ~ 
One of my lucky readers will win a copy ofThe Littlest Bigfoot

Disclosure: It's Just My Life was provided with an advanced readers copy from Simon & Schuster Canada for my review and participation in the tour.