The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff is about a girl named Winny whose parents get divorced. She now lives with her mom three days a week Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. She goes to her dad’s house on Saturdays, Thursdays and Mondays. On Wednesdays, she lives in a treehouse in between both of her parent’s houses. Winny starts to have problems with her grades and with her parents. While reading a friend’s book, she finds out that the treehouse is not in the U.S.A. but in The Republic of Fittizio. That country does not exist anymore so her treehouse is not in America. That means that when she’s in the treehouse, she doesn’t have to follow american rules. Meanwhile Winny’s parents are trying to make everyday “the best day of her life’’ but it’s not really, especially with all the crazy holidays her parents are making up like underwear day, National raisin day, and even vitamin C day! She gets tired of the crazy holidays and her parents so with her ten friends, she goes up to live in her treehouse. They all have their reasons to be up there. Who or what will break first?
On a scale from 1-10, I would rate this book a 10 because it has lots of humor and creativity but some parts could be real. It’s funny because the holidays her parents make up are hilarious. All the fighting between the parents and the kids is a bit sad. Kids whose parents are divorced might especially enjoy this book. I would recommend this book for kids 10 and up because it does have some sad parts to it but it’s mostly funny.