Tugs Button is a twelve-year-old girl in small town Iowa in 1929, and her family has nothing going for them–no good luck, no talent, nothing noteworthy whatsoever. Until one day, Tugs’s luck seems to have turned. She wins a Brownie camera and befriends Aggie, one of the most popular girls in town and the daughter of a wealthy banker. When Tugs stumbles upon a mystery, then, she is convinced that she can do something about it and turn the luck of the Buttons into something worth bragging about.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think about this book is the word silly. It definitely took me a while to get into the conversational style of the characters. Some of their sentences seemed jumbled and confusing, but after a while it became endearing.
This book is cute, but it is forgettable. I read it a couple of months ago, and I’ve already forgotten most of the details, as well as the solution of the mystery. Worth a look if you see it at the library, but nothing memorable.
Rating: Good but Forgettable
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