Friday, July 29, 2011

Read: Ruby Holler

Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech is realistic fiction at its best! Dallas and his sister, Florida, are twins who have had a very rough life. They live in an orphanage run by the Trepids, a couple who can’t stand children. They have a gazillion rules about all the things kids can’t do while they live there. Dallas and Florida get in a lot of trouble because they are always breaking some rule or another. There have been families that have taken Florida and Dallas in for a while, but they are too much trouble for everyone and they end up returning them to the Trepids.

One day an older couple named Tiller and Sairy comes to the orphanage to get two kids to go on vacation with them and they select Dallas and Florida. They bring them back home with them to their home in Ruby Holler. Ruby Holler is out in the middle of nowhere and filled with animals, trees, rivers, hills and all kinds of wonderful outdoor sights. Will Dallas and Florida change their ways? Will Sairy and Tiller be able to handle the destruction that comes with the “terrible two”? Will the Trepids finally be free of Dallas and Florida? I highly recommend this feel good book. I laughed my way through the book and can still hear Florida’s voice ringing in my ears (maggoty, retched, etc.). Lots of short chapters- and although it looks like a long book, it is a really fast read!

Has anyone else read Ruby Holler? Or any other good books by Sharon Creech?

Happy Reading-


  1. I am having trouble commenting- and I am not sure why. Hopefully this one will go through!

    Thanks for the review. This sounds like a good book and I saw one of my friend's reading it at the end of school. Now I want to read it. I read The Wanderer by this author. It is a book about a long boat ride and different chapters are told from different characters' points of view. It was cool to see what each character thought and there were some mysterious parts to the book. You would probably like it!

  2. Stopping by from, My son is sitting here telling me that he loved this book when he read it. Thanks the review and happy reading.

  3. I've never even heard of this book, but now I want to read it so badly! Guess it's time to hit up the library for the second time this week :-).

    Thanks for stopping by and for the follow. I'm now following you as well! And it's lovely to blog-meet you ;-).

  4. I haven't read any of her books, but they sound amazing!

  5. My Dad just picked up Bloomability by Sharon Creech from the library for me- It sounds like a really good story. Lizzy, have you read it? ~ F

  6. Trey- Thanks for letting me know about the Wanderer. I will have to put it on my list. :)

    Lisa- Thanks for stopping by! That is awesome that your son like Ruby Holler, too! It is a fun read for everyone!

    M. Christine- Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the book and it's nice to blog meet you as well!

    Elisabeth- Nice to see you again! You should read one of her books sometimes. Ruby Holler looks really big- but it is really fast (wide margins). :)

    F- No, I haven't read Bloomability. lmk how it is and I will put it on my list!


  7. Great review! I read this book and loved it. Florida is hilarious. I also read Granny Torelli Makes Soup by this author. It is funny- the grandma cracked me
    up. It is pretty short- you can read it in a day or two. It's about a girl and her best friend, Bailey (a boy). A new girl moves in and the main character gets jealous.


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