Adventures with Ragweed
By Linda Lou CrosbyGenre: YA, Short Stories, Adventure
Adventures with Ragweed is a collection of humorous short stories filled with adventure and family themes. Ragweed is a tribute to the whimsical part of each of us. Follow this young teen and her best friend, Marney as they travel to Mexico for a fishing trip where the family is to shoot a pilot for a television show instead find themselves in an unexpected sea storm. Laugh out loud as Ragweed takes on the tennis elite at the country club or attempts to rearrange their perfectly cut lawns. Always one to learn new things, this young freckled face gal with the unruly blonde hair builds a float, rides a horse and grows a garden. Each task done with her own unique vies of the world. These stories are meant to entertain. It's difficult to narrow it down to one specific genre as the book is a collection of short stories suitable for young adults as well as for an older crowd with a sense of humor. Family Relationships, Friendships, Essays and Humor are categories all presented within the pages of this book. May you enjoy each tale as much as Ragweed enjoyed living the adventures.
Linda Lou Crosby is a video producer, storyteller and former professional athlete. Like Ragweed, she has a unique approach to life. Ragweed is a part of herself she wanted to share with others. Linda Lou has a great sense of humor and likes to laugh and make others laugh too.
She currently lives with her husband in Montana and California where on clear days you can find her fishing, hunting or hiking.
I just noticed the genre is listed as YA and I have to say, I would not list it as that. I would classify the book as more of just a family fun novel.
That being said, I loved it. This was an adorable collection of funny, original stories. Through them, a girl grows up and becomes a comedic young woman. I'm honestly not sure what else to say besides anyone who breathes needs this book. You can't use length as an excuse because each story is only a few pages and even overall, the book is short. Good short, though.
Benefit is this book is literally for everyone. If I was an eighty-three year old prison inmate, I could laugh at these stories. Might not be who you want for an audience, but the point has been made.
I read this quickly and I was sucked in, laughing internally and externally. I cannot remember having any problems with the book and it reminded be a bit of Amelia Bedelia, with the humor and such. I can honestly say I'd recommend this to family, friends, random strangers (if I wasn't so awkward). Thank you Linda for writing such a cute book!
My Rating: 5 Stars
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