Daisy Bold & Beautiful – Ellie Collins

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BOOK BLURB: 

D.J. and her dad moved far from the small town and only home she ever knew. Now she’s starting middle school in the city with kids she’s never met. She tries to make friends, but they all appear to be slaves to screen time. D.J. just likes to garden, nurturing plants, watching them grow and thrive. It seems she’ll never find a way to fit in, but then she awakens in a gorgeous garden where she meets Persephone, Goddess of Spring. She must be dreaming; her new friend can’t possibly be real—and what could she know about getting along with gamers? D.J. really needs some ideas, or she might never find her own place in a complicated world.

Daisy, Bold & Beautiful is the debut novel of middle-schooler Ellie Collins, daughter of award-winning author Stephanie Collins. Boys and girls alike will appreciate Ellie’s keen eye for the challenges of growing up that she and her friends must face. Discover the wonderful writing of Ellie now, then follow her to learn about her writing and more books to come.

MY 5 STAR REVIEW:

This is such a heartwarming story about a girl starting middle school in a new town, new school and without her mom.  It’s just her and her dad. I loved the relationship depicted between the young girl and her father, both trying to find their way. The book is well-written and to know it was written by a ten-year-old is mind-blowing. I loved every aspect of this book from the rendezvous in the garden with the mythical Goddess, Persephone to the challenges of trying to fit in at an awkward age in life. The messages are powerful in this book. ‘Be yourself no matter what’ is a strong message. And, if you stay true to yourself, everything will fall into place. The book also touches on how a child deals with her grief at the loss of a parent. I highly recommend this book for teens and tweens. I think everyone can learn something from Daisy Bold & Beautiful. My hat is off to the young author!

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Stephanie Collins, Award-winning Author, is Ellie’s mother. For more, visit: RAVE WRITERS INT’L SOCIETY OF AUTHORS

22 thoughts on “Daisy Bold & Beautiful – Ellie Collins

      1. Jan- I wish I was heading your way with Linda too. You all go have a wonderful relaxing time. Call me if you get in trouble and need bail money!! Ha ha!! Just kidding!!!! I know you all will have a wonderful time and stay out of “trouble!!”

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  1. A wonderful heartwarming review, Jan and I’m just astonished by young Ellie and her writing ability. Wow! Well done to her and wishing her much luck with her writing – I’m sure she will be on the bestseller shelves before long! 😀

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