The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me

The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me

Sara Nickerson / Oct 16, 2019

The Secrets of Blueberries Brothers Moose Me Determined to make some extra money twelve year old Missy and her older brother Patrick get summer jobs picking blueberries at a local farm For Missy blueberry picking quickly becomes about than jus

  • Title: The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me
  • Author: Sara Nickerson
  • ISBN: 9780525426547
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Determined to make some extra money, twelve year old Missy and her older brother Patrick get summer jobs picking blueberries at a local farm For Missy, blueberry picking quickly becomes about than just money it s the perfect distraction from the fact that her two best friends have gone off to summer camp without her and her dad is getting remarried Why can t everythDetermined to make some extra money, twelve year old Missy and her older brother Patrick get summer jobs picking blueberries at a local farm For Missy, blueberry picking quickly becomes about than just money it s the perfect distraction from the fact that her two best friends have gone off to summer camp without her and her dad is getting remarried Why can t everything go back to the way it used to be Back to normal Soon, though, Missy discovers that the summer is full of secrets the secrets to making her family feel whole again the secrets to keeping her two best friends from changing and leaving her behind the secrets of a local farm s blood feud and most importantly, the secrets of blueberries.Author Sara Nickerson infuses warmth and humor into this tender coming of age story about finding something special within yourself and a place to call your own, in even the most tumultuous of times.

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      • Sara Nickerson

        Sara Nickerson began her professional writing career working in television and film Her first novel, HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY AND NEVER BE FOUND, started out as a screenplay she wrote while studying screenwriting at the University of Washington Her second novel, THE SECRETS OF BLUEBERRIES, BROTHERS, MOOSE ME was inspired by her very first job picking berries on a small blueberry farm in the Pacific Northwest She lives in Seattle with her husband and two sons, and is currently working to come up with an eight word title for her next novel.


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    1. As someone who struggled quite a bit with the idea of change when she was younger, I always appreciate books that help younger readers work out how to accept those changes in their lives. Which is why, The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me made it quickly onto my must-read books for 2015. Missy is a twelve-year-old girl, who is slowly starting to see the world around her shift into something she doesn't fully understand. Her older brother Patrick is starting to focus more on his a [...]


    2. I finished this book earlier today, but I had to wait a bit before writing about it. The voice of Missy (the main character), sounded amazingly similar to my own at that age and it brought back memories and feelings from those times in my life that needed to settle a little. Missy is at that age where everything is changing - her brother is worried about going to high school, her father is getting remarried, her best friends have decided they are too old now to do some of the things they have al [...]


    3. Perhaps my own memories of picking green beans in my youth contributed to my enjoyment of this book in which Missy and Patrick respond to an ad to pick blueberries for the summer. A hedge separates the field, with two brothers each owning roughly half. Picking berries allows Missy to forget that her two best friends are together at summer camp and that her father is getting remarried. Her relationship with her brother becomes strained as he makes new friends and, in her view, betrays her. In the [...]


    4. Missy's not looking forward to the summer. Her best friends are growing up faster than she, and are going off to a camp she can't afford. Plus her brother Patrick seems to be growing away from her as well, and her parents not only show no signs of getting back together, but her father and his girlfriend are getting married. Missy sees some chance of escape and earning some money in working at a local blueberry farm, and she and Patrick both sign up with their mother's reluctant approval. Missy f [...]


    5. Twelve-year-old Missy's world expands when she and her fourteen-year-old brother, Patrick, get a summer job picking blueberries at a local farm. Missy has a lot to contemplate as she fills her buckets with berriesher two best friends have left for summer camp and her dad is getting remarried, ending Missy's dream that her parents would get back together and they would all be a family again. Missy is also intrigued by the two brothers who own the blueberry farm and the mysterious hedge going down [...]


    6. This book was a lot about change and finding who you really are. Missy, the main character does not like change one bit, her best friends are growing up faster than she is and are going off to a camp she can't afford. Plus her brother Patrick seems to be growing away from her as well, and her parents not only show no signs of getting back together, but her father and his girlfriend are getting married. Missy sees some chance of escape and earning some money in working at a local blueberry farm, [...]


    7. Interesting story- a different perspective of being the pre-teen of divorced parents. This book addresses the desire we have for things to remain the same. I liked that because I think almost every one has a fear of change at one time or another and it is the first juvenile fiction novel I've read to address that head-on.





    8. It was pretty slow and a little bit boring. I finished the book because it got better towards the middle, but in the end it was pretty uneventful. I didn't like the ending either. The story just kind of ended. No information was shared and nothing surprising or exciting happened. One minute you are reading and then it just ends. All in all, I did not really like the book.


    9. Copy from public libraryMissy is having a boring summer, since her friends are going off to camp but her family doesn't have enough money to send her, since her father moved out and is getting remarried. Her brother, Patrick, is entering high school, and would like to earn money for clothes that don't come from the thrift store, so when he sees an ad for children to pick blueberries, he and Missy talk their mother into letting them pick. It's hard work, but Missy enjoys being in the fields and m [...]


    10. I just finished read The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose and Me. I always enjoy realistic fiction stories, and I love that this one has a little mystery in the mix. I would also like to add that I loved the cover! So fresh and summery.Change is hard, especially for Missy. And Missy has had a lot of changes in her life recently. Her parents have separated and her dad has a new girlfriend. Missy and her brother, Patrick, have always been close, but this summer they are growing apart. And h [...]


    11. 12-year-old Missy, the young blueberry picker in Sara Nickerson’s breezy, insightful children’s novel The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me, has a big problem with change. “What’s so wrong about keeping things the same forever?” she wonders, maintaining a willful allegiance to the status quo. When her dad’s fiancée asks Mindy to be her maid of honor, Missy responds, “I think I’m busy that day.” Unable to wiggle out of the wedding, she secretly buys her own dress [...]


    12. THE SECRETS OF BLUEBERRIES, BROTHERS, MOOSE & ME by Sara Nickerson tells the heart-warming story of twelve-year-old Missy who takes a job picking blueberries over the summer.In this coming-of-age story, Missy learns that the world isn’t black and white, good or evil, or even right versus wrong. Instead, connections like divorce and remarriage, friendships, sibling relationships, and a family farm feud contain multiple perspectives that evolve over time.Nickerson’s conversational writing [...]


    13. This book was sweet -- like a tasty blueberry, I thought. Without the routine of school, Missy (her given name) is struggling with the kind of things many kids her age face: her best friends are going off to camp without her, her older brother is suddenly more interested in girls, and her identity in general (she feels like Missy is too juvenile, and would rather be a Melissa). She has sort of become used to the fact that her parents are divorced (she lives with her mom and has to visit her dad) [...]


    14. Missy is having a rough time lately. Her brother Patrick has noticed they are poor and needs her help to raise money for new clothes. Her dad is getting remarried. Her two best friends are away at camp and seem to be growing up and moving on without her. Missy is strugglingbut when she and Partick start picking blueberries at a local farm she finds something she enjoys. Until Patrick starts hanging out with a new girl instead of her and the other kids start questioning the truth behind the blueb [...]


    15. I am a sucker for coming-of-age novels, they may well be my favorite type of book to read. Sara Nickerson's "Secrets" is one of the best I have ever read. She had me from the get-go, always a good sign and my interest never wavered, in fact it only intensified. Narrated by Missy, an affable twelve-year-old girl, the tale unfolds of the summer that changed her view of the world and her family. As an additional perk, this story is set in Ze Great Northwest, from which I hail. I have spent summers [...]


    16. I picked up this book and read it because I like to preview books that my 10-year old daughter might want to read. I thought it was a great story that captured the struggle of a pre-teen girl and the struggle of coming to an age where you are still a child but also growing up and losing some innocence. There is also a thought provoking storyline anbout what is right and wrong and how the line can sometimes be fuzzy. Highly recommend, especially for pre-teen girls.


    17. A young girl and her brother convince their newly divorced mother to let them get a job picking blueberries during summer break. Meanwhile their father is planning his wedding. Missy has a hard time adjusting to all the changes in her life and is worried as even her brother starts to become more distant when he likes a girl also working on the farm. This is a quiet story with a lot of depth underneath for readers willing to look.


    18. Missy and her brother Patrick get a job picking blueberries for the summer. Missy's two best friends are at camp for the summer so she is hoping this job will bring her joy. Missy has been asked to do a special job for the farm owners and finds herself having to keep secrets from her brother. Rumor has it the two farmers (brothers) who own the adjacent farms have it in for one another and Patrick is trying solve the mystery. For readers who want a book over 300 pages this one is 326.


    19. The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me is a delightful coming of age story. It’s about a time in 12 year old Missy’s life when things are changing…her friends, her brother and her family. An opportunity at a summer job picking blueberries opens up for Missy and her brother; but along with this job, comes a learning experience that will change Missy’s life forever.This is a great realistic fiction read sure to touch the hearts of readers.~Jan


    20. Bit of a sleeper story that grows slowly and wraps itself around your heart. Missy is a preteen experiencing the first big changes in her life, almost too many at once for the narrative, but all realistically blend together with life lessons for readers of all ages. Not overly fond of change myself, I really connected to Missy's lament on page 299: "what's so wrong about keeping things the same forever?"


    21. Missy is having a difficult summer- her two best friends have gone to overnight camp, her dad is getting remarried and her fourteen-year-old brother seems to be interested in clothes and girls. When she and her brother get summer jobs as blueberry pickers at a local farm, Missy finds a place where she finally finds acceptance. Reviewer 10.


    22. One of those books I have mixed feelings about but, overall, I enjoyed it. I didn't love it but that was mostly because it was sada young girl whose parents are divorced, Dad is getting remarried, her relationships with everyone is changing and that is hard. I thought it was well written and gave a good picture of what life at that age, in those situations is like.


    23. Great book about growing up. Highly recommended. Missy is 12 years old and learning about what is important in life.





    24. An endearing coming of age story. Alas, the cover sort of dooms this one to be a hard sell for those who might appreciate it at the library.


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