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When 15 year old New Yorker, Sally Williams, gets stuck for the summer on her grandparents (Wesley Morris, Jennifer Kapshaw) old hippy commune in Beddington, Maine, she had no idea that her life would turn upside down. Things get a bit interesting however, when she meets local town hunk, Josh Terwilliger and then decides to throw her hippy grandparents a surprise 4th of Ju When 15 year old New Yorker, Sally Williams, gets stuck for the summer on her grandparents (Wesley Morris, Jennifer Kapshaw) old hippy commune in Beddington, Maine, she had no idea that her life would turn upside down. Things get a bit interesting however, when she meets local town hunk, Josh Terwilliger and then decides to throw her hippy grandparents a surprise 4th of July party by inviting some of their old friends back to the place they called home during the mid 60's to mid 70's. It all spirals out of control when more than expected arrive. Insanity creeps in when they decide to take one last ride across the country to California, stopping along the way to visit the old communes of the past, only to discover, it's not what it use to be. A trip that almost didn't get to happen when Sally's mother, Christine Williams, shows up early from her job assignment. Resenting her upbringing on the commune, Christine comes full circle with who she is while her daughter comes of age. And Jennifer teaches them both that "You can't trick fate." For fans of Ann Brashares, Meg Cabot and Rebecca Wells, Children Of the Flower Power will warm your hearts while making you laugh.


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When 15 year old New Yorker, Sally Williams, gets stuck for the summer on her grandparents (Wesley Morris, Jennifer Kapshaw) old hippy commune in Beddington, Maine, she had no idea that her life would turn upside down. Things get a bit interesting however, when she meets local town hunk, Josh Terwilliger and then decides to throw her hippy grandparents a surprise 4th of Ju When 15 year old New Yorker, Sally Williams, gets stuck for the summer on her grandparents (Wesley Morris, Jennifer Kapshaw) old hippy commune in Beddington, Maine, she had no idea that her life would turn upside down. Things get a bit interesting however, when she meets local town hunk, Josh Terwilliger and then decides to throw her hippy grandparents a surprise 4th of July party by inviting some of their old friends back to the place they called home during the mid 60's to mid 70's. It all spirals out of control when more than expected arrive. Insanity creeps in when they decide to take one last ride across the country to California, stopping along the way to visit the old communes of the past, only to discover, it's not what it use to be. A trip that almost didn't get to happen when Sally's mother, Christine Williams, shows up early from her job assignment. Resenting her upbringing on the commune, Christine comes full circle with who she is while her daughter comes of age. And Jennifer teaches them both that "You can't trick fate." For fans of Ann Brashares, Meg Cabot and Rebecca Wells, Children Of the Flower Power will warm your hearts while making you laugh.

30 review for Children of the Flower Power

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ade

    My best friend gave me this book, but sadly I didn't particularly like it. It wasn't necessarily bad, but it wasn't for me. Who knows, maybe if I re-read it, I'll like it. EDIT: I won't change my rating, because I don't do stuff like that unless I have a legitimate reason to hate the book, but I will say that the author said something racist to me, so... yea. My best friend gave me this book, but sadly I didn't particularly like it. It wasn't necessarily bad, but it wasn't for me. Who knows, maybe if I re-read it, I'll like it. EDIT: I won't change my rating, because I don't do stuff like that unless I have a legitimate reason to hate the book, but I will say that the author said something racist to me, so... yea.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tusora

    I bought this cute indie book through my Kindle. The writing was structured in a way that made it hard to read; it didn't flow. At some points the writing is pretty sloppy. I did like the overall theme and ideas, but the way they were presented was less than santisfactory. The tone of the book came off as preachy, which really turned me off. I did finish the book. Overall I wouldn't be able recommend this book to anyone. :( I bought this cute indie book through my Kindle. The writing was structured in a way that made it hard to read; it didn't flow. At some points the writing is pretty sloppy. I did like the overall theme and ideas, but the way they were presented was less than santisfactory. The tone of the book came off as preachy, which really turned me off. I did finish the book. Overall I wouldn't be able recommend this book to anyone. :(

  3. 5 out of 5

    Teresa

    Not. Again.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kaethe

    another internet author meltdown

  5. 4 out of 5

    Thibaut Nicodème

    http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/... http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nasty Lady MJ

    The character creeps me out in the sample. Therefore, I am not buying it. The syntax is also weird.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Elvia

    I'm leaving my original review however after reading the tweets from this author I'm changing my rating. I'm appalled at his comments. ----- I loved the story. The ONLY issue I had with this book was the grammatical errors...commas, semi-colons, etcetera, where they shouldn't be. It threw me off enough to almost want to stop. I had to keep telling myself to ignore it so I could read into the story itself. I did fall in love with the characters. They kept me involved. :) I'm leaving my original review however after reading the tweets from this author I'm changing my rating. I'm appalled at his comments. ----- I loved the story. The ONLY issue I had with this book was the grammatical errors...commas, semi-colons, etcetera, where they shouldn't be. It threw me off enough to almost want to stop. I had to keep telling myself to ignore it so I could read into the story itself. I did fall in love with the characters. They kept me involved. :)

  8. 4 out of 5

    Cici

    What can I possibly say about this book? It was awesome. Normally I don't say that about a hippie book, but I have to admit it exceeding my expectations... Though I still wish there was some zombie violence or a murderer on the lose... And the covers a little cheery... But, all of that put aside it was great. Carz, you did a good job with this book. :] (Next time put a murderer on the lose!!!) What can I possibly say about this book? It was awesome. Normally I don't say that about a hippie book, but I have to admit it exceeding my expectations... Though I still wish there was some zombie violence or a murderer on the lose... And the covers a little cheery... But, all of that put aside it was great. Carz, you did a good job with this book. :] (Next time put a murderer on the lose!!!)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Meg

    Was going to read this, then I found this tweet by the author and have decided this doesn't belong on anyone's bookshelf. "I'd rather have a pedophile in office rather than a democrat any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Pedophiles only screw kids while democrats screw everyone." Was going to read this, then I found this tweet by the author and have decided this doesn't belong on anyone's bookshelf. "I'd rather have a pedophile in office rather than a democrat any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Pedophiles only screw kids while democrats screw everyone."

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mary Brown

    This man writes young adult books but had this to say on Twitter when a Republican candidate was accused of being a pedophile, I quote “I’d rather have a pedophile in office rather than a democrat any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Pedophiles only screw kids while Democrats screw everyone.” Anyone who supports children would never put these words on paper, let alone on-line.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Veronika Kaufmann

    I didn’t read this book. I would just like to point out that the author endorses pedophiles which I find disturbing. “A pedophile only screws kids. Democrats screw everyone.” A tweet by the author. Judge for yourself.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Brandi

    I'd give it a zero if that was an option. I'd give it a zero if that was an option.

  13. 4 out of 5

    SLA

    Nope. Not after what the author said about pedophilia. Seriously, WTF were you thinking?

  14. 4 out of 5

    Natshane

    Take a chance on life. Children of the Flower Power in an amazingly written book that you would want to curl up with if you're seeking for a funny, adventurous, unique night. Maybe I'm understating things, Children of the Flower Power had definitely changed my perceptions in so many things! It's just that, I never had so much fun reading than I did with this. This book covers from love to friendship, to life and family, and maybe a bit of stubborness. I want to join the Children of the Flower Powe Take a chance on life. Children of the Flower Power in an amazingly written book that you would want to curl up with if you're seeking for a funny, adventurous, unique night. Maybe I'm understating things, Children of the Flower Power had definitely changed my perceptions in so many things! It's just that, I never had so much fun reading than I did with this. This book covers from love to friendship, to life and family, and maybe a bit of stubborness. I want to join the Children of the Flower Power! - Why I love this book: 1. First, I fall in love with the characters (and I'm not saying this just because there was a teenage boy in the story.) Unlike other books which mainly centers around a character of a certain age, COTFP covered the entire package. As a teen reader, I see through the eyes of 15 year-old Sally; For a middle-aged adult, they get to read the story through the character Christine; And one of my own hero, for elderly persons, they could enjoy the story through the vibrant charcater Jenny. In fact, it's not just them that made the whole story likable, there were so many characters present that made the whole story just seemed....warm. With their bickering, sarcasm, jokes (Which I find myself smiling/snickering/laughing/face-palming myself) and humorous actions, I was having the best time of my life! It's pretty weird since I'm not actually in the story. 2. I am very satisfied with how the story developed. It was a slow building process which suited me just fine because I want the story to be properly elaborated, not rushed. In return, I get to fully absorb the emotions when I'm reading them. I love the way the relationship between Josh and Sally developed, the friendship between the Children of the Flower Power strengthen, how everyone found their own happy ending, and most of all, the process of coping. I often find myself tearing up when I read about Christine and how she copes with her loss (not trying to reveal spoilers here). She has always been a stubborn person (in my opinion) and she doesn't want to accept her past, to see her embrace it, it was heart-warming. 3. I never knew elderly people could crack up such jokes! (In which, you should definitely keep an eye out for Ian, crazy bugger, but he is the coolest.) And I never knew elderly people did 'worst' than what teenagers did these days (I had the urge to question my grandmother on how she behaved when she was younger, or maybe it's just their thing?) Nevertheless, they are the coolest elderly-s that I've read about! Gosh, I want to know them. Lucky Sally. 4. The whole idea of Children of the Flower Power just amuses me. I found myself wanting to get to know the 70's more, they made it sound so fun with their Californian tour and 'finding our own entertainment' (coughs ~pot~), and they voicing out their thoughts about the Vietnam war. They certainly did thought me a lot about life. One of my favourite quote: Freedom, real freedom, had no rules of etiquette to abide by. Ah, you'll find yourself enlightened more throughout the story. Children of the Flower Power is a must read! For it is funny, heart-warming, adventurous, historical-teaching and most of all, worth it.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Atkinson

    This was a great read. You become the characters and feel their laughter and loving. It is beautifully written and captures you, the moment you start to read it. It is a book that can not be put down becuase you too are or the journey that the Children of the Flower Power take. A story of love and finding yourself and making dreams come true.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Altairdroke♥82

    It plot story is amazing, and characters is great, i enjoyed this book

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kaitlin

    I think I'm bias in a way because the only reason I read this book was because it had a lot 1960s referces and I love the 60's or the late 1960s I think I'm bias in a way because the only reason I read this book was because it had a lot 1960s referces and I love the 60's or the late 1960s

  18. 4 out of 5

    Pj

    Thanks Carrol So much for letting me read this, it was truly amazing, check out my review on my youtube channel

  19. 5 out of 5

    Eric

    Sort of liked it, preety good

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Jacobs

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sharon Hill

  22. 4 out of 5

    Gillian Walsh

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rcramer

  24. 4 out of 5

    In2books

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lacey

  26. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Seals

  27. 4 out of 5

    Helena

  28. 4 out of 5

    Earle W.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Dale Swift

  30. 5 out of 5

    Julia Anderson

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