Sassy is going to Florida to visit her Grammy and Poppy. It is her Grammy’s birthday and a large party is planned. A hurricane threatens the festivities. Sassy gets scared not only for herself but also a nest of baby turtle eggs. Her family helps to protect the sea turtles from the storm.
Sassy’s family works together to get the house ready for the hurricane. They stay close during the storm. Grammy’s birthday party is not what Sassy wanted but she has fun in the end.
Sharon M. Draper keeps the reader entertained with the family’s activities during the threat of the storm. Draper is able to relate to the emotions a child would feel during various situations that Sassy faces.
Though some elements of the story seemed choppy the overall story was forgiving of these distractions.
This promotional copy was received during BookExpo America 2009 as a free marketing tool by either the publisher or author and was given to many attendees. It was not given to me to review. I did not receive any compensation from the publisher or author for this review.