By: Sarah Weeks 

Release Date: January 27, 2015
Pages:  160
Audience: Ages 8-12

The Story 

For a girl like Melody and a dog like Mo, life can be both sticky and sweet.
Melody has lived in Royal, Indiana, for as long as she can remember. It's been just her and her father, and she's been okay with that. But then she overhears him calling someone Honey -- and suddenly it feels like everyone in Royal has a secret. It's up to Melody and her best friend, Nick, to piece together the clues and discover why Honey is being hidden.
Meanwhile, a dog named Mo is new to Royal. He doesn't remember much from when he was a puppy . . . but he keeps having dreams of a girl he is bound to meet someday. This girl, he's sure, will change everything.
In HONEY, Sarah Weeks introduces two characters -- one a girl, one a dog-- who are reaching back further than their memories in order to figure out where they came from and where they're going.

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The mystery of trying to figure out who her dad was dating was decent. I also enjoyed learning about Melody's mom as the character did. That in itself was like a slow mystery as she slowing learned bits and pieces and had to put it together. 


I hate to say it, but I really didn't like the dog's narrative! I felt like it didn't flow with the rest of the story. The change of view points between Melody, the dog, and the Bee Hive owner was also a little confusing. I think this might especially confuse some of my younger readers. 

Although this book could make some readers shed some tears, I did enjoy it. 
This was a fun quick read. The book Pie by Sarah Weeks is one of my all time favorites. The book Honey stays true to Weeks' writing style, and it is great for her fans or for other readers who enjoy realistic fiction. 

- Pamela 

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