This is the second installment in the Family Fletcher series. This time the four boys and their dads are headed to Rock Island for their annual vacation. When they arrive, they discover their beloved lighthouse has been cordoned off with chains and a "keep out" sign. Who would do this to their lighthouse, and what will they do with their summer without their favorite place to play? Each boy has his own struggles throughout their vacation, but together the Fletcher family is unstoppable.
This book is just as adorable and delightful as its predecessor. Frog tries to teach the family cat to swim. Sam is cast in a play, which makes him excited until he sees his costume. Eli is shocked to discover that his new friend Alex is a girl, even with short hair, a baseball cap, and an interest in sports. Jax learns some hard truths about people and prejudice. This is a great laugh-out-loud clean read that will delight families. Highly recommended.
Recommended for: kids of all ages
Red Flags: some readers may object to the two dads in this family, but the book is otherwise free of language, violence, or other objectionable content
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars