Joey and Mary Alice are two kids that live in Chicago. During the summer, they go visit their grandma. Grandma gets them into some pretty big situations but she always gets them out of them. Grandma likes to lie about a lot of things and a few times it actually benefits her and the kids. The kids meet a lot of different people, good and not so good. Like Effie Wilcox, she is grandma’s “enemy” but actually she helps them. Some of the people they meet help them with their problems and some help make them. Sometimes even grandma and the kids get in the middle of those problems like between Miz Eubanks and the Stubbs’ Especially during the kids last visit. There gets to be some trouble between two people that probably shouldn’t be fighting. A famous quote from this book is “ Never trust an ugly woman. She’s got a grudge against the world. - Grandma”.
I read the novel A Long Way From Chicago. My opinion on the novel is that the story was ok. I didn’t really enjoy it as much as some books, but it was still good. Sometimes it was hard to follow what was happening. My least favorite part was in the chapter when they went fishing. It got a little hard to follow. But my favorite chapter was one woman crime wave. That one was good. Out of five stars, I give this novel three. For some people I would recommend this book to them just because I feel like they would like it. I would not to some people just because of my opinion on it. Jayden Bragg said that she didn’t like how long the chapters were. Delana Rank said that it was fun and exiting