Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks (The Confessions of April Grace) is a book by KD McCrite which I recently had the opportunity to read through the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze Blog Program. Although I am older than the reading demographic for this book, I still found myself enjoying the book set in 1984. I found myself understanding the 80s references0, but I don’t know if teenagers who are reading this book will understand these same references.
The setting is just a minor point of the book, as it did look at the universal problems young teens go through, no matter the generation. School, friends, and family are all the topics looked at in this book. Throughout the story, the main character April Grace Reilly remains true to herself, and I found her to be a great role model for those who read this book.
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