The Kindness Club ~ By Courtney Sheinmel

The Kindness Club (The Kindness Club, #1)

3.5 Stars

I received a NetGalley copy in exchange for an honest review.

Our main character, Chloe is dealing with some tough stuff. Her parents have recently gotten a divorce and her father has already acquired a new girlfriend, she’s had to move away from her home and best friend, and wants to be accepted into her new school, which turns out to be more difficult than expected.
Chloe wants to be a part of the It-Girls, an exclusive club in the 5th grade. To be a part of this club, though, Chloe has to do some things that go against her kind nature.
I liked that ‘The Kindness Club’ was actually a name that Chloe and two of her friends came up with for their science group. In their class, each group had to conduct an experiment. The Kindness Club decided to see if being kind to people would cause them to be kind in return.
The writing style was easy to read without being simple or juvenile.
I enjoyed watching the main character struggle with deciding who to be friends with, if she should do what the It Girls wanted her to do.
At the end of the story she realized that some of the things that she had done or said were likely not wise, and she made up for it in some wonderful ways.
The characters were all different from one another, and had reasons for their particular little quirks. Many of these people were fighting their own battles and I liked how this came into play during the story.
During a few points in the story I became worried about what the character was doing or what would happen. This means that the author was certainly doing her job well!
This book was meaningful, and reminded people of something that may be forgotten now and again.
Be kind to everybody you meet; everyone is fighting an unseen battle.

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