Standing Up for Yourself: Sarah’s Gift Book 1


Name: Standing Up for Yourself

Author: Erica Tucci

Published: April 20, 2016 by Publish it Write

Purchased: Received free from the author in exchange for an honest review, $2.99 on Kindle.


Blurb: “’Stand up for yourself… Believe in yourself… You’re a special person… You have a gift…an extraordinary power.’ Bear’s words rang in Sarah’s ears. What does it all mean?”

Sarah is in fifth grade and has a gift. She can see spirits. When they begin appearing, everybody thinks she’s crazy, especially Tom Jacobson, a bully at school. Until…

Find out how Sarah’s gift helps her deal with Tom.

Activities at the end of the book help reinforce the story.

Inspired by Dr. Steven Farmer’s Children Spirit Animal Cards

Review: This book bares a very strong resemblance to the show Ghost Whisperer to me but geared more toward kids of course.

Now, I sometimes have a hard time getting through teen books so I tend to stay away from kid books but I was requested to read this so I did. I have to say, this was a good little read, though I wouldn’t be suggesting this to adults unless you’re a parent looking through your kids reading material to make sure it isn’t too mature for them.

I think this would be a really good book for kids to get them into reading, especially if they don’t want to get into anything scary like I did when I was a kid. It’s simple and easy to read with a few pictures here and there so I think this would be good for even younger kids.

This was a rather short read, I started this before I had to go to work and finished it right before my shift started so I know a kid who isn’t really into reading wouldn’t be bored by this and start complaining about it being long.

I feel like I should give this book a rating, not based on what I think about it, but on how good it would be for kids but I don’t feel like that would be honest of me. I, personally, only liked this book so I can’t, in good conscience, give this a five star rating saying I loved it. I do think that this would be a very good book for kids.

Thank you for reading my review.



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