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  • Title: Laura Ingalls Is Ruining My Life
  • Author: Shelley Tougas
  • ISBN: 9781626724181
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Hardcover

  • A life on the prairie is not all it s cracked up to be in this middle grade novel where one girl s mom takes her love of the Little House series just a bit too far.Charlotte s mom has just moved the family across the country to live in Walnut Grove, childhood home of pioneer author Laura Ingalls Wilder Mom s idea is that the spirit of Laura Ingalls will help her write aA life on the prairie is not all it s cracked up to be in this middle grade novel where one girl s mom takes her love of the Little House series just a bit too far.Charlotte s mom has just moved the family across the country to live in Walnut Grove, childhood home of pioneer author Laura Ingalls Wilder Mom s idea is that the spirit of Laura Ingalls will help her write a bestselling book But Charlotte knows better Walnut Grove is just another town where Mom can avoid responsibility And this place is worse than everywhere else the family has lived it s freezing in the winter, it s small with nothing to do, and the people talk about Laura Ingalls all the time Charlotte s convinced her family will not be able to make a life on the prairie until the spirit of Laura Ingalls starts getting to her, too.
    Shelley Tougas
    I have a few titles mom, wife, reader, teacher, speaker Zombie hunter and Jedi Knight are only part time gigs.Most importantly, I m a writer.I wrote my first book at age seven, and my friend did the illustrations Mom threw away A Robin Lays an Egg in a cleaning frenzy My first publishing heartache.After college, I worked as a journalist Reporting taught me character, plot, voice, and how to write 15 inches of copy in 15 minutes I wrote about strange people in absurd situations Journalism is my training ground for fiction and my perspective on life I m thankful for every moment in that newsroom.The Free Press, my writing boot camp The Free Press, my writing boot camp.Then I jumped into public relations and eventually quit to write full time Sometimes the decision felt like a terrifying free fall But persistence pays.I kept writing, and eventually companies published my work Then nice people gave me some awards and honors Then a lovely agent agreed to be my publishing partner.Add novelist to my list of titles The Graham Cracker Plot will be released in the fall of 2014.


    Commentaires:

    Tracey
    *I received a copy of Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are strictly my own.*Happy Review Day here on Dr. Hodges Reads! Today, I am reviewing an advanced copy of Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life by Shelley Tougas. This book will be released on October 10, 2017!To begin, I want to say that the reason I requested this title is because I am a huge fan of the Little House series. When I was in 2nd grade, I began reading these books and cou [...]

    Kate Olson
    Compelling middle grade that presents an honest view of westward expansion and the true nature of the Little House series.Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy of this title. As a school librarian who has a thought a LOT about the appropriate treatment of the Little House series in today's world, this book made me incredibly happy. At first I was worried that Tougas would give a romanticized view of Laura's world, but she blew me away with her historically accurate and hone [...]

    Olivia
    Does a nice job connecting the past and present without being preachy or too dry. Charlotte believably transforms from an untrusting child into someone willing to take chances and make friends. Readers will feel her struggle to hope that her family will finally stay put somewhere. And that her mother will settle into a quiet and stable life.

    Sam
    Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC!I admit, I am not a huge Little House on the Prairie fan. It's not something I grew up around so I will say I did have a bit of a difficult time with this one. While the story is an adorable tale of a mom moving her kids to the birth place of Laura Ingalls in an attempt to write her masterpiece of a novel, there were a few things that didn't work for me on this one. On one hand, this is a story about friendship and growing up, but I won't lie and say that [...]

    Alexandra
    @kidlitexchange #partnerThank you to @kidlitexchange for a free copy of Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life by Shelley Tougas in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life is a perfect read if you grew up reading or watching Little House on the Prairie. It brought a flood of nostalgic feelings back to my reading life, leaving me wanting to go back and reread (and rewatch) the original. Tougas highlights all the ways in which Laura Ingalls Wilder portrays [...]

    Angela Holland
    I just had to get this book when I saw Laura Ingalls in the title. When I read what the book was about it sounded like I was reading about my daughter and I even though my daughter is an adult. I love everything Laura related and would love to one day write a book and we just moved back to Missouri not far from where she wrote her books, although that is not why we moved here. My daughter I know gets tired of hearing about Laura. I liked how the author used many names that were related to Laura' [...]

    Liz Friend
    The story: Charlotte's family has moved, AGAIN, and she's the new girl in school. Again. Her policy of avoiding eye contact and making friends has worked before, but now it seems that her twin brother, always her reliable ally, has deserted her to make some friends of his own. Now she's stuck hanging with Rose, their younger sister, and thinking it's a set-up when other girls are nice. It's only when she channels the spirit of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the town's most famous resident, that she reali [...]

    Krazeeg
    Chose this book for the title as it appealed immensely to both me and my young library companion; we both happen to be avid Laura Ingall's fans who live near the Almanzo Wilder homestead in northern New York State. This was an interesting read with an engaging storyline which addresses so many of the true life stresses of today's school children. I recommend this book to family's together to open wonderful discussions betwixt them about their own local social structures, stresses, supports, and [...]

    Jaymie
    I really felt for Charlotte. She is so guarded. She expects and assumes the worst. Sometimes her choices made me crazy! But things have to fall apart sometimes so they can be put back together in a better way. The teacher was my favorite part of the story! You do not have to be a fan of Ingalls Wilder or Little House to follow the story. Great historical pieces about the impact of western expansion on the country.

    Rebecca Davis
    Loved these characters and the dilemmas they face. Realistic emotions, and delightful approaches to unorthodox family problems. I LOVED this book! Great for all ages, Laura Ingalls Wilder fan or NOT!

    Melinda
    Let me just start with the obvious: You know you wanted to read this book the moment you saw the title. It's okay, I was in the same boat. I mean, it did help that I'm a bit of a Laura fan, although the argument can be made that the title is even more appealing to those who can't stand the Little House world.My daughter in Plum Creek (Walnut Grove) 2014So, I went into this not knowing anything about it other than the title and having no expectations. What I found was a delightful book with a str [...]

    Jana
    I had the opportunity to read a digital-ARC of this middle grade novel from NetGalley in exchange for a review. As someone who grew up reading and loving the Little House on the Prairie series of novels by Laura Ingalls Wilder and watching the television show, I can appreciate the idea of making a pilgrimage to Walnut Grove, Minnesota.Unfortunately for Charlotte, the main character of this book, her mom has uprooted the family and moved to this small town on the edge of the prairie looking for t [...]

    Melinda
    The good: I loved the central concept of a LHOP-obsessed mom following around Laura Ingalls as her spirit guide. I also liked the twins growing apart storyline and I think middle grade readers will be able to relate to a lot of the "new kid"/outsider narrative.The bad: So many of the adult characters are either underdeveloped, inappropriate (bumbling cops, boundary-crossing school administrators), or totally outlandish ("Get off my lawn" substitute teacher who openly abandons lesson plans in fav [...]

    Gabrielle
    This was cute. I can only assume the names Charlotte, Rose and Freddy were chosen as a subtle nod to the fans who will recognize that they are "Laura" names. Although I guess Rose is the most obvious.

    Jennifer
    Charlotte and her siblings, twin brother Freddy and younger sister Rose, have lived a rather nomadic life, subject to their mother's next whim or troubles. Charlotte doesn't even bother trying to make friends anymore, knowing that she will soon be uprooted and have to move someplace new; she and Freddy have each other and don't need anyone else, and Rose easily makes friends anywhere she goes. Their mother's latest whim has taken them to Walnut Grove, Minnesota, where she believes the spirit of [...]

    Ms. Yingling
    E ARC from NetgalleyCharlotte, her twin brother Freddy and half sister Rose are dragged from their home in Lexington, Kentucky to live in Walnut Grove, Minnesota because their mother is feeling called to write a book similar to the ones written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Charlotte's mother has always written but had other jobs, but has recently had a biography of Dr. Seuss published, and has enough money to write full time. The family rents out the basement of a house owned by Mia and Miguel, who [...]

    Nicole
    Laura Ingalls Is Ruining My Life by Shelley Tougas is a middle grade novel where we meet Charlotte Lake. Charlotte and her family are constantly moving to new cities for her mother’s passion of wanting to be a published author. Charlotte’s mom wants to write a book about Laura Ingalls, who was inspirational to her as a child. Charlotte is embarrassed by her mother’s obsession and frustrated with constantly having to start a new school and new life. She never feels like she fits in anywhere [...]

    Sherri
    Just the title of this book should give you a clue about how Charlotte feels about her mom moving the family to Walnut Grove, MN so she can write a book about Laura Ingalls Wilder.Once again, 12-year-old Charlotte and her twin brother Freddy and half-sister Rose, 11, have had to change schools due to the whims (or financial situation) of their mother. They have moved around a lot and Charlotte knows how to be an invisible new kid that won’t attract the attention of mean girls or bullies.Charlo [...]

    Barbara
    Charlotte has had to move from one place to another too many times to count. With each move, she's learned to keep her head down and her heart safe since she knows all too well just how unwelcoming some students can be to anyone new to their school and because she knows she's rarely in one place long enough to make friends. This move to Walnut Grove, Minnesota is sure to be like all the rest of the family's relocations. Her mother's inability to pay the bills or her will-o-the-wisp ways and sear [...]

    Laura Gardner
    5/5 for Laura Ingalls is Ruining my Life by #ShelleyTougas. I received this book from @kidlitexchange in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own._*_*_*_*_*Charlotte, her twin brother Freddy and her little sister Rose are on the move again with their flighty author mother. This time they are moving to to Walnut Grove, Minnesota, one of Laura Ingalls' hometowns, so her mother write a Laura Ingalls' inspired middle grade novel. This isn't their first move and Charlotte knows exactly [...]

    Erica Elwell
    Great middle school read! The whole story takes place in Walnut Grove, MN and revolves around a single mom who just moved her 3 kids there to get in touch with the spirit of Laura Ingalls so she can write a children’s book about a girl on the prairie.This is a great look into a non traditional family and the growing up that happens to tweens. I love the fact that even though tough things happen to the characters in this book there is a positivity that surrounds them. Not in a way where things [...]

    Mary Louise Sanchez
    Charlotte's mom moves with her three kids again, but this time to Walnut Grove, Minnesota, so that the spirit of Laura Ingalls Wilder will help her write an award winning children's book. Mom's positive vibes about the town don't rub off on Charlotte and her twin brother Freddy like they do on their older sister Rose. It's hard for Charlotte to be the new kid again, especially in this dinky, freezing town, and now Freddy has taken a vow of silence with her and the family, and has found some frie [...]

    Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Tougas, Shelley Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life, 304 pages. Roaring Brook, 2017. $17. Content: G (some bullying mentioned)Charlotte, her twin brother Freddy, their half sister Rose, and their Mom all headed to a new city and another new life. This time they are following their mom’s muse to Walnut Grove, home of Laura Ingalls, so that mom can spend a year trying to write and sell her own historical fiction novel. Freddy, 12, is protesting by refuse to speak, Rose, 11, make friends easily and [...]

    Linda V
    Thank you Net Galley for the ARC to review.Charlotte, her twin brother Freddy and sister Rose have spent their lives bouncing from town to town as their loving but flakey mother struggles to find something elusive in her life. With each new residence comes a new school and a new set of peers to navigate. Rose aways finds her way as her outgoing personality assures her a new set of best friends. Unfortunately, Charlotte and Freddy have learned harder lessons about fitting in, experiencing ridicul [...]

    Lara
    On the one hand, I wanted to gently shake Charlotte, who (at age twelve) operates at Bella Swan levels of disdain and mistrust for the rest of humanity. Just because your teacher is stern does not mean she's mean. The girl who tosses her hair is not doing it at you and you cannot automatically assume she's a mean girl. Those kids are being friendly because they're actually friendly, they are not playing a long game designed to humiliate you.but on the other hand, this book makes crystal-clear th [...]

    TJL
    NGL, the thing that stood out the most to me in this book was the bit with the mother. I couldn't stand her: She's one of those relentlessly "positive" people who refuses to acknowledge any negativity (which tbh is not even close to being mentally or emotionally healthy, because you're just repressing instead of coping) and terribly unstable as a parent; she follows whatever whim takes her and drags her kids along for the ride, which was crappy.I'm kind of disappointed because I thought maybe th [...]

    Claire Rossin
    I received this book from Netgalley and I really enjoyed it! I have been a huge Laura Ingalls Wilder fan since I was young and it was fun to read a story set in a town that owes its livelihood to Wilder. Charlotte and her family have moved to Walnut Grove, the site of the sod cabin the Ingalls lived in, after her mother feels Laura's spirit calling her there to complete her book. Charlotte has moved many times in her young life and doesn't bother to make new friends and settle in because she thi [...]

    Kathleen Currie Smith
    I picked up this book because my mom read every single Little House book to my sister and me. I thought it was going to be a humorous story about a mother obsessed with Little House and how great things were back in the "old days." Boy was I surprised! This story did not romanticize life on the prairie or the big woods. Charlotte's mom is an aspiring author who believes she needs Laura Ingalls spirit to guide her so she moves her family across the country. Charlotte's mom is a single mom of thre [...]

    Maureen
    I loved Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, so this book was just right for me, especially now that my Grandgirl is watching the series as we read the books. Freddy, Rose, Charlotte, and their aspiring author mom move to Walnut Ridge so Mom can write a Laura Ingalls book. The family has moved so often the older kids don’t make friends any more. But something happens over the months they are in Walnut Ridge, and maybe the family will put down roots and find a happily ever after. There [...]

    Vicki
    Ok I’m a huge fan of Laura, so this book title really drew me in. I’m happy to say I enjoyed it very much. Comparisons made by the main character Charlotte about her family’s life to Laura’s family were great. Love her teacher who stood up for her-unlike Laura’s teacher Miss Wilder.Love the names of the family- Charlotte, Laura’s corncob doll, Freddie-Laura’s brother who died, Rose-Laura’s daughter and mom Martha-relation of Laura’s mother.Love the history Mrs. Newman taught Ch [...]

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