True Story

True Story Old Schoolhouse Magazine s Best Children s Book for True Story These pages from EJ Payne s diary will have you ROTFL as you witness her spunky personality and well meant but often misunderstood a

  • Title: True Story
  • Author: Annie Tipton
  • ISBN: 9781624161315
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • Old Schoolhouse Magazine s Best Children s Book for 2013 True Story These pages from EJ Payne s diary will have you ROTFL as you witness her spunky personality and well meant but often misunderstood antics You ll fall in love with this first release in the Diary of a Real Payne series as EJ records her thoughts and feelings about living in little old Spooner, WisOld Schoolhouse Magazine s Best Children s Book for 2013 True Story These pages from EJ Payne s diary will have you ROTFL as you witness her spunky personality and well meant but often misunderstood antics You ll fall in love with this first release in the Diary of a Real Payne series as EJ records her thoughts and feelings about living in little old Spooner, Wisconsin snooze , eventually leaving her hometown to do big things when she s all grown up oh glorious day , and having to star in the role of lead angel in the Vine Street Christmas pageant are you kidding me This colossal fun series is overflowing with humor and memorable life lessons Watch for Book 2 Church Camp Chaos in March 2014

    One thought on “True Story”

    1. This novel is a lovely, easy to ready story. At times I found the 'lesson' came across a little too wordy and obvious. But overall a great read with a heart warming ending. I received a complementary copy of this book from NetGalley

    2. A Christian children's novel, Diary of a Real Payne is an inspiring novel and great read. Emma Jean, known to everyone except her fourth-grade teacher as EJ, is known all-too-well for her daydreaming, and sometimes daydreaming herself into trouble.EJ is a great protagonist, funny and real. Sometimes when I read elementary school-aged books I feel like they are speaking to a little kid, but Diary of a Real Payne is different. Sure, EJ feels like a fourth-grader (saying hymnal as him-nal and askin [...]

    3. I received a copy of this book from a giveaway. What follows is my honest opinion:It took me a few chapters to warm up to this book. It didn't occur to me that this book was Christian in nature based on the description on the back of the book, but that wasn't a problem at all for me and this book is not too heavy-handed and it communicates great values in a fun and engaging way. The main character is EJ Payne, a girl going into the fourth grade who has a small problem with letting her imaginati [...]

    4. I'm sure there are many kids who will love this book, it's funny and has great characters. It's going onto my unfinished shelf not because it doesn't have potential for other readers, but because there are a number of elements that are spoiling the story for me. The first issue is the frequent imaginary states EJ gets into. I find them embarrassing, disruptive to the story and not enjoyable. I tried skipping them, but they are too entwined in the story. The second reason I'm quitting is the sett [...]

    5. I purchased this book at a library event where I met the author.I chose a 5 star rating because the more I read the book, the more I loved it!This is a great book to read with your children before bed and here's why: It tells your children how to use their imagination to make doing chores more fun! You'll learn a fun new way to play scrabble. You'll learn interesting facts about Marine One. (The helicopter that the President of the United States rides in) The main character, EJ, has quite an ima [...]

    6. EJ Payne is a spunky 10-year-old girl with a very vivid imagination. Her daydreaming often gets her in trouble yet is her coping device to get through tough situations.Annie Tipton has written a fun, silly and encouraging story in Diary of a Real Payne Book 1: True Story. I really enjoyed reading it and can't wait to read it to my kids. I think my 13-year-old daughter will think it's cute and like it because EJ's opinion of her little brother is how my daughter often feels about her little broth [...]

    7. I Love that when you are reading her diary entries, it is written on what looks like notebook paper so you feel like you REALLY are reading parts of her diary. I thought that was unique and fun.I felt like it was written by a child so I hope that is what the author was going for. LOL. I felt like I was friends with EJ and going through everything with her. This book really was funny and captivating.The cover is fun and exciting and makes me want to read it. Did you read this book? What did you t [...]

    8. Okay, technically I didn't finish this one. I just flipped though it past a certain point largely because I was annoyed about a Christian book that gets the story of Daniel wrong, but also partly because I wasn't in the mood.Flipping through, it's clearly a cute story with a good message regarding the true spirit if Christmas. I would have no problem with my kids reading it, but don't really feel the need to own it.We did receive a copy for review.

    9. As a writer, my kudos go to Annie Tipton who wrote a book that I not only enjoyed reading even though I’m well beyond the intended audience age range, but that I actually wish I had written! It’s fun, engaging, and yet so simply sweet and true that I think it could be a classic of the Beverly Cleary kind with her lovable Ramona character. We can’t wait for the next book in the series!

    10. Enjoyed this book so much! It is great for kids and adults who love children a like. I could so relate to EJ having grown up in a parsonage. I loved the fact that this book did not portray a wrong picture for children who would read it. It had valuable lessons the kids could learn from in a fun and funny way.

    11. This was a really cute read. It was quick and light-hearted. It's a great book for a younger audience, but still entertaining for older readers, as well.*I received a copy of this book through a GoodReads giveaway*

    12. I received this book free as an early release from first-reads on . It was enjoyable story to read to the kids, and I'm sure that we will read the next book in the series when released. The kids really liked the journal entry format in the voice of a child that they can relate too.

    13. I won this book in a giveaway. It was funny with EJ's overactive imagination and there was a wonderful happy ending. A cute little series starter.

    14. I thought this book would be perfect for my 13-year-old daughter and I was right. We enjoyed reading it together and she insisted that I give it five stars. So I did.

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