Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What's Christian Reading? The Callahan Cousins: Summer Begins

This week, Christian went for a little change of pace. He wanted to talk about The Callahan Cousins: Summer Begins by Elizabeth Doyle Carey. Let's find out what he had to say about it.

Here's what Christian says the book is about.

"It's about four girls who are cousins that spend the summer at their grandmother's house. They are planning on planting the Callahan family flag on Little Gull Island. They start planning their strategy without telling their grandmother what they're up to.

"They eventually break it to her, and surprisingly, she's supportive of it. They're in a contest with Sloan Bicket, someone from another family who is trying to plant their family's flag on the island.

"They beat Sloan to the island and plant their flag, but when they're leaving Sloan comes in a motorboat against the tide, and  pulls their flag down and plants her own. That's when things start to turn upside down."

What did Christian like best about the book?

"I liked the competition that went on between the Callahan and Bicket families. It was really intense. When the families would run into each other in the stores, they would sneer at each other. You could feel the tension."

Was there anything he didn't like about the book?

"I didn't like how they kept their plans a secret from their grandmother for so long. Why didn't they just tell her right away?"

So, how did Christian rate The Callahan Cousins: Summer Begins by Elizabeth Doyle Carey?

He gave it four and a half out of five flaming monkey heads.


  1. Sounds like a good book. I have never heard of it before- so thanks for sharing! I always enjoy hearing what Christian has to say.


    1. Yes, is does sound pretty good. I hadn't heard of it either until Christian brought it home from the library. It's a departure for him from what he usually reads, but he's always up for a good story.

      Thanks for the kind words. He always gets so excited when he gets comments on his posts.