Houseboat Girl

Our rating: ***½

Pasty Foster has spent most of her life on a houseboat because her father cannot bear to stay on land. After two years in a regular house, the Fosters are set for another trip down the Mississippi river. Although she is excited to be on the river, Pasty misses her friends and wishes to live in a real house again.

Houseboat Girl is not a fast-paced story by any means. The moments of adventure are over in a few pages at most. This isn’t Lenski’s best book, but the characters are realistic and the setting is different than what is found in most books, making it an enjoyable, light read.