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ABOUT THE BOOK
Author: Sara V. Olds
Publisher: Astraea Press
Publication Date: May 30, 2013
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Good-looking rangers, fresh mountain air and an avalanche of crazy adventures await unsuspecting Mercedes “Benz” Bennion in her summer job with the US Forest Service.
Sara V. Olds has been telling stories for as long
as she can remember. One of her favorite memories is of unfolding a tale for friends while they were all bundled in sleeping bags watching a comet shower in the Uintah Mountains.
Mother of three: Large, Medium and Small, she welcomes her newest role, that of mother-in-law.
Life has taken her from thither to yon and back again—she's moved 22 times during her marriage. She breathes to travel. Longs to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning a horse. Is an addictive reader. Enjoys swimming, skiing, violin and movies. Wonders if she'll ever get to SCUBA dive again. And has found a calling that fulfills her in ways she never could have imagined—teaching history to—wait for it—8th Graders.
Her stories consume her. There's nothing she'd rather do than spend all day, all night and the next day conversing with her latest set of characters. History, adventure, action, romance, humor. Adults, YA and kids. Yep, she does it all. Looking for something to enjoy on a quiet rainy afternoon? Or wanting a pulse-pounding, stay up all night turning pages adventure? Or a you've-GOT-to-be-kidding romp? You'll find them in her pages.
My Life as a Lumberjack is one of the most entertaining books I have read this year. Mercedes “Benz” is just a hilarious, sarcastic narrator. I love watching all her adventures as part of the YCC through her eyes. I also loved watching her get a little boy crazy over some of the Forest Service leaders. It was just really enjoyable to read how Benz handle all the trouble she always seem to be in and or causing.
Benz is very confident and quite the flirt when she wants to be, and sometimes it comes back to bite her. Her best friend, Conor and her join the Forest Service Youth Conservation Corps for something to do with their summer. Their friendship goes through many changes as they grow and change throughout the course of the summer, as they get ready to enter their final year of high school.
My Life as a Lumberjack is really a book about a soon to be senior experiencing a summer in the woods working with friends, and developing a crush or two or three. It is just a fun and fast read that I thoroughly enjoyed. It is the perfect book to read to get into that summer feeling. Especially for those who enjoy spending their summer outside in the woods or camping. I even picked up a few new tricks I want to try next time we take a family camping trip.
My Life as a Lumberjack does not disappoint, and I could not be more ready to pack up and take off into the mountains for a few days. Benz is the fun and loveable character that I loved to watch stumble and fall before she picks herself up and realizes what she should have known all along.
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