Trouble Blows West, Monique Bucheger

Ginnie doesn’t always think…

…sometime she just acts.

Was it a mistake to stand up to the bully?

Gennie and the bully, Pierce, get sent to the principal’s office. It doesn’t matter if he had threatened her twin brother, Toran, they both are suspended. Two days off school isn’t the scary part.

What will her dad say?

Things get taken up a notch, next. When the West twins and Chandler brothers execute a prank to get back at Pierce, it doesn’t turn out like they’d planned.

What Ginnie sees is terrifying.

Pierce is being beaten by his father.

Bullying is wrong, but now Ginnie has to come to grips with understanding what he might be going through.

How will she handle it?

You’ll love this compelling story that deals with every teacher’s greatest fear…child abuse. For fans of Judy Blume, who like a book that doesn’t shy away from the hard problem in life.

Trouble Blows West for me was a captivating, moving, and addictive story right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end! I have previously read the first book in the A Ginnie West Adventure series called The Secret Sisters Club, so I was excited to get started on the second book Trouble Blows West! Trouble Blows West is a beautifully moving tale that highlights a sad topic that is not commonly discussed in children’s books, and so I think Trouble Blows West is an incredibly important tale and one every young reader should read.

Trouble Blows West is a poignant, and memorable tale that will take its readers on a thought-provoking journey. The reader in Trouble Blows West will be reunited with Ginnie who has gotten into a little bit of trouble with the school bully Pierce! After he threatened her twin brother Toran and so Ginnie has found herself suspended from school for two days. However, Ginnie after a revenge plan goes wrong finds out that Pierce is being abused by his father, and this forces Ginnie to think about Pierce and soon understands he acted the way he did because of this and that he needs help, and this book lovers is the premise of this incredibly moving novel!

Monique Bucheger is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp her reader’s attention from the first page. Bucheger instead of writing long, drawn-out buildups which are commonly found in novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust her reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed!

I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with Trouble Blows West, the reader will not encounter this issue because Bucheger instantly develops her characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journeys!

Monique Bucheger is not only a brilliant writer for her ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but she is also an excellent author for her ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout her story as well as many poignant moments! The combination of Bucheger’s twists and her explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small. This writing approach is one of my favorites because it makes the reader feel included in the story and makes the reader feel as if they are in the same situation as the protagonist(s) of the novel.

To conclude my thoughts on this wonderful book, Trouble Blows West is a captivating, compelling, and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers! So I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below and keep an eye out for my review of the next book in the series!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

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