by Ellen Airgood
Prairie Evers is finding that socialization isn't all it's cracked up to be. She's been homeschooled by her granny and has learned the most from traipsing through nature. But now she has to attend public school, and feels just like her chickens--cooped up and subject to the pecking order. School is a jolt for Prairie until she meets Ivy, her first true friend. But while raising chickens and the great outdoors have given Prairie wisdom and perspective, nothing has prepared her for the give and take of friendship. When Prairie finds out that Ivy's home may not be the best place for Ivy, Prairie must corral all her optimism and determination to hatch a plan to help.
This is a sweet story. It's about a girl who is trying to figure out how to interact with other people since she's never been to school before. It has that slower pace that you find from stories set in the South or the Mountains and Prairie is a girl who feels like she could really be any age. It's an easy book to read with a story that will leave your heart warm.
A slightly younger title, but one that I think anyone could read and enjoy.