|Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls|
The thing that bothered me most was the way the characters were written, not age appropriate. The main character, Jay Berry, was a fourteen year old boy. He acted three or four years younger. His little sister would sometimes seem too mature, and other times act five instead of nine. Now I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a book snob (much like my mother). But I have good reason to be so snobby about this book, in my own opinion. Of course I tried to keep in mind that the story took place in the late 1800’s.
Now onto the ending. The only reason I liked the ending is because it was finally over and done with. But I think it ended too perfectly. It was a bit unrealistic, the way things turned out. There were no downsides. Everyone got what they wanted. Which, let's be honest, never really happens.
Overall, I did not like the way it was written and would certainly not recommend it to anybody.