Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5T3.729633
Violet is happy with things just the way they are in her sleepy, backwoods Florida town. She loves going to the fish fry with her best friend Lottie, and collecting Brain Freeze cups with her good friend Eddie. She loves squeezing into the open trunk of the old cypress tree, looking for alligators in the river, and witnessing lightning storms on a warm summer day. But when Melissa moves to town from big city Detroit, all of a sudden Violet's supposed to want to wear makeup, and talk about boys, and play Truth or Dare. Violet's not interested in any of those things . . . but with the help of her friends, her mama, a few run-ins with lightning, and maybe even Melissa, Violet finds that growing up doesn't have to mean changing who you are. Violet's story is a classic tale of best friends, budding romance, and bad storms, and her authentic, pitch-perfect voice is sure to stay with readers long after the very last page.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published on September 1, 2008 by Walker Childrens
ISBN-10: 0802797911
ISBN-13: 9780802797919
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  • gymnast19
    gymnast19Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 6:43 pm
    A tale about a girl named Violet Rains entering 6th grade who lived in Florida in the summer when everything was peaceful and friendly. Until Melisa from Detroit arrives. Violet doesn't feel very welcome with Melisa's brag-like attitude,acting like Michelle Hammock,Florida (her birthplace she'd lived here ever since) was the middle of nowhere.Violet got very angry.This is where they begin. They start to get farther apart and just in the middle of the story violet almost got struck by lightning!Then They play truth or dare with Melisa so things don't go to well. Sounds like a crazy summer don't you think?
    • horsegirl123
      horsegirl123Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 8:19 am
      this book looks really good i hope to read it some day.
      • mee_32
        mee_32Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:38 am
        It is really good