I enjoy reading a wide variety of books but one of my most comfortable book genres is Amish fiction. There is just something relaxing and laid back about the lifestyle of the Amish community. Recently I was introduced to the Adventures of Lily Series about a 6 year old Amish girl. Since my 8 year old daughter is growing into an avid reader herself, she was thrilled to receive this book and begin her first book Life with Lily.
Life with Lily Book Review
I like this book because it is a good level for me to read and I can just fly right through it. It has some humorous parts like when Lily thinks that her new baby brother is ugly.
“Of all the babies God could have given us, why did He have to give us the ugly one?”
It can also teach you about the Amish if you don’t know alot about their way of life. Before reading this book, all I knew about the Amish was that they did not use electricity and lived like the old times. Now after reading this book I know that sometimes they will ride in trucks but they don’t own their own trucks. There’s also something called a Frolic where people get together to do something in the Amish community.
I recommend this book for 8-10 year olds because it is a fun book and you can enjoy it and it’s easy to read.
You can read more about the Adventures of Lily Lapp on her website. There’s even a fun quiz and some games to play on the site.
Thoughts about the book from Mom/Sharon
I love seeing Natalie reading longer books. I was a little hesitant about the book at first because it is a full size novel. But the book is written on her level. The words aren’t too difficult and the sentence structure is easy for her to understand. There have been a few parts where she just didn’t quite understand or got bogged down. That’s when I hopped in and read a few paragraphs to help her understand what was happening and she was back up and reading again.
I love having her reading a book that is positive, with funny parts but is actually teaching her about life in another community of people. She has been taking the book with her in the mornings so she can read while we wait in the van. I’ve even found her outside reading a few pages after school. I love seeing my kids grow into young readers.
You can order Life with Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp) from Amazon or request it at your local library.
Have you read this series? Got any favorite parts? I’d love to hear from you about ways to grow young readers!
We received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are our own.