Book Review + Giveaway: Pen Pal Gals, Friends Forever

 Title: Pen Pal Gals: Friends Forever | Author: Julie Thiessen | Illustrator: Vanessa Alexandre and Julie Thiessen | Genre: Chapter Book (Fiction) | Publisher: Mascot | Publication Date: February 1, 2022

Book Description: Meet Reese and Addie―two girls, one great friendship. It’s summer break! Reese is on her way to vacation at Camp Lake Shore with her family. When Reese meets a new friend, Addie, the two immediately connect and form a lasting friendship. Swimming, boating, laughing, and soaking up the sun are just a few highlights of their summer vacation. The girls become best friends. When their vacation comes to an end, Reese realizes she may never see Addie again. Determined to stay in touch forever, can Reese and Addie find a way to continue their friendship and share their adventures?

My Thoughts: As a huge fan of the lost art of letter writing, I was thrilled to read Pen Pal Gals: Friends Forever — a story about building a friendship from afar through letters.

When two young girls become fast friends at their favorite summer camp, they must figure out a way to stay in touch when their vacations come to an end. With sweet enthusiasm and a budding friendship, the girls create a bond through becoming pen pals and sharing their adventures and lives with each other until they can meet again.

The short, simple text interspersed with colourful illustrations is engaging for young readers moving on from picture books. It’s especially lovely to see the decorated writing pages at the end of the book and Pen Pal Gal stationery sets are available to create a darling gift pack for children.

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Meet the Author: Julie Thiessen always had a passion for creativity, design, and adventure, but above all, she values her lifelong friendships. With her bachelor’s degree in graphic design and the inspiration of her daughter Reese, she created and branded Pen Pal Gals for all to share the gift of an everlasting friendship. Thiessen lives along the beautiful Central Coast of California with her husband, two daughters, and son.

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Enter the Giveaway: Click the link below to enter the giveaway for your chance to WIN a copy of Pen Pal Gals: Friends Forever. Good luck!

PEN PAL GALS FRIENDS FOREVER by Julie Thiessen Book Tour Giveaway

2 thoughts on “Book Review + Giveaway: Pen Pal Gals, Friends Forever

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  2. I so want to read this book with my granddaughters. I can remember back when I used to go to summer camp and each year you meet new friends and then at the end of the session, you both have to wonder if you will ever see each other again. It definitely brings back bittersweet memories. And my granddaughters are just about to the age where they might start going to summer camp if this Covid ever gives up for real.

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