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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Review of the Journal of the Big Mouth Bass

Journals of the Big Mouth Bass: Keeping Secrets: Book One (Volume 1)

Journals of the Big Mouth Bass
Book 1 Keeping Secrets
Debbie Sue Bass Williamson
Souper Publishing 2011
ISBN 9780980123418

   Debbie does not appear to be your typical nine year old. She just had a birthday and was so not impressed with her gifts except for the one from her mom, a journal. You see, Debbie has trouble keeping secrets, so she decides to write them in her journal to God. After all, God won't tell her secrets to anyone.
   Debbie tells of her adventures growing up as a girl with an older brother(who incidentally gave her the nickname of Big Mouth Bass), trying to be more girly instead of such a tomboy, her first crush, and the mischief her and the gang got into.
   The entire book is written from the aspect of a journal. Debbie loves to tell God how ugly she is with her freckles and red hair, she has no girlfriends, is always picked last for games of dodge ball, and most of all her inability to keep a secret, which by the way gets, her in trouble on more then one occasion.
   This is such an enjoyable read and is most definitely written from a nine year olds perspective. It includes short, choppy sentences to flight of ideas. Even so, there is no trouble following the storyline. I think any school aged child would thoroughly enjoy this book. I am not a school aged child and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. I personally will be waiting for the next book to come out to see what mischief  Debbie gets into next.
   The book cover is absolutely perfect and most definitely shows Debbie. The beginning of each chapter also has a picture which is completely appropriate for each chapter.
   I wish to thank Cadence Marketing Group for supplying me with a copy of the book to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated in any way except for receiving the book.

I give Journals of the Big Mouth Bass 5 out of 5 stars


  1. I saw your link on Book Blogs so I had to check it out. I love diary format books, and this sounds like a good one. Thanks for the review!

  2. Thank you Kathy. It was a great little read.

  3. Thank you so much for the review. I am very grateful!
    My Heart!
    Debbie Williamson