Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Brubeck Farrell has two problems. First, she needs to help the Science Squad of Central Wisconsin raise enough money for quality ultrasound equipment to record bat sounds. Second, she needs to convince her mom to marry her longtime girlfriend, Ginger. When Ginger overhears some of Bru’s bat sounds and wants to use them in the music she’s composing for a video game, Bru realizes that the solutions to her two problems may be intertwined. Will Bru’s fundraising efforts get the Squad the bat detection equipment they need? And what will it take to get her mom and Ginger to say “I do”? Welcome to the Science Squad, a citizen science organization for curious kids who love nature and science! Follow along as Squad members journal their efforts to make a difference in the world around them.

Release Date: 1st September 2019

Genres: Middle Grade, Science, LGBT

Format Read: Ebook

Pages: 192

Thank you to NetGalley and JollyFish Press/ North Star edition for the earc to read and review

Review: This book was really fascinating as someone that doesn’t know much about bats at all it taught me so much about them. 

This book follows Bru a Science Squad kid who’s project for the summer was to detect bat sounds and if they were able too to identify what type of bats they were. With her friend T.K and Laura they try and fundraiser to afford good equipment to get the best quality sounds they can, but things don’t go so easily and they have to use the equipment they have to conduct their research. 

I loved reading this book for a few reasons, one it was so very educational teaching you about the bats, their habitats, their species all things that I knew nothing off prior to this book. I also loved so much that a huge part of the story was about Bru trying to get her mom and her moms girlfriend to get married. It was such a refreshing storyline and It was done so beautifully, yeay for lgbt inclusivity in middle grade books.

I totally recommend this book, it will teach you an awful lot, it’s an incredibly sweet story with well written characters and a great all round storyline. If you are a science or animal lover or are just fascinated in learning something new then this book would be a great read for you. I really enjoyed reading this book and was entranced reading the story.


Where to buy: Amazon, Book Depository, Wordery, Waterstones


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