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Title: More Perfect than the Moon by Patricia MacLachlan
Notable: Book #4 in the Sarah, Plain and Tall series
Cassie Witting is now the family member whose responsibility it is to write in the journal. Cassie enjoys observing others and writing make-believe stories about them. When Cassie finds out that Sarah is going to have a baby, she thinks the baby will come between herself and her mama. She hopes that if she makes up her own story about the baby, perhaps nothing will change and that Sarah will still love her best.
I enjoyed this book as a continuation of the previous three in the series. Unfortunately, it wasn’t my favorite in the series. I think it was because there was so very little that actually happened in the plot line. It’s basically about Sarah getting pregnant, the difficulties she has as an older pregnant woman, and Cassie’s resentment about the new baby. It’s a nicely done story, and I can see it being a good read for a child who isn’t thrilled with the idea of a new baby being added to their family.
Probably the most satisfying part of the story for me, was in seeing Grandfather’s role in the family expand. In the last book he had just been fully admitted as a member of the Witting family, but in this book he has really found his position in the family. He’s a confidant and mentor to the children, a helper to the adults, and a patriarch to the whole Witting family.
I recommend More Perfect than the Moon to kids who are reading beginner chapter books, or as a touching family read aloud.
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
Until next time…