This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Jennifer Ibiam for Readers' Favorite
Life is hard enough, but it gets worse when your sibling becomes your arch-nemesis. Austin and Derek Davenport are two brothers who attended Cherry Avenue Middle School. Derek was only eleven months older than his brother, and they were in the same grade. While Austin was the academic genius, Derek was the athletic icon. There was an unhealthy rivalry between the brothers, and Derek collaborated with the school principal to make Austin’s life a living hell. The Halloween dance approached, and Austin looked forward to attending with a girl he liked called Sophie. Unfortunately, Derek and the principal would rather ruin the event than see anyone happy. Can Austin thwart their plans in time for the dance? Down With The Dance by C. T. Walsh has the entire story.
Down With The Dance by C. T. Walsh is the first installment in the Middle School Mayhem Series. It was all shades of fantastic, hilarious, and educational. The book contained many pictures/caricatures that made me laugh, especially the butt chin image. However, it also explored social issues like bullying, parental shortcomings, low self-esteem, and more. I asked myself if parents could love their children equally instead of playing favorites. When does it go from keeping the peace between siblings to taking a side and emotionally damaging the other party? At what point does disciplining a student become bullying and making them a target of harassment? There was a lot to unpack in this story. I loved the lighthearted and witty first-person narrative, making the novel perfect for teenagers and middle schoolers. The plot was unique, and the storyline was realistic. I await the next installments.