August Or Forever Book Tour & Giveaway

I’m thrilled to be taking part in the August or Forever Book Tour, hosted by The Children’s Book Review. Check out my review below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

August Or Forever

By Ona Gritz

Chapter Book

108 Pages

Ages 9+

Fitzroy Books

ISBN-13: 9781646033072

Ten-year-old Molly has always loved having a sister, but sisters are supposed to live together, right? Molly certainly thinks so. Unfortunately, her older half-sister Alison lives on a whole other continent. Their video chats are great, and Molly is thrilled when Alison’s hand-written letters arrive in the mail like surprise gifts.

Still, it’s not enough, not compared to what other siblings have. That’s why when Molly finds out that Alison is finally coming to visit over the summer, she devises a plan to get her sister to stay. But then Alison arrives with plans of her own, a fragile heart gets broken, and Molly stumbles upon a painful piece of her sister’s past. Molly has always loved having a sister, but this is the August when she’ll learn what it really means to be one.

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

August or Forever is an adorable and heartwarming story about sisters. Molly loves her big sister, Alison, so much! However, they live worlds apart. Their communication happens through video chats, which is great, but it’s just not the same. So when Molly finds out Alison is coming to visit, she’s so very excited. She wants to devise a plan to make Alison want to stay with her forever. Plans don’t always go the way you think they should.

I loved the believability of the story being told from a ten-year-old’s perspective. Ona does an amazing job at capturing the essence of that age and the feelings and dreams of a ten-year-old. The story touches on relatable subjects with finesse, such as divorce and found families. A true gem of a story that I think will resonate with siblings of all ages. Definitely one to check out!

About The Author

Ona Gritz is the author of two previous children’s books, including Tangerines and Tea, My Grandparents and Me, a Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Alphabet Book of the Year and Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine Teacher’s Pick. Her essays and poems have been published widely. Recent honors include two Notable mentions in The Best American Essays, a winning entry in The Poetry Archive Now: Wordview 2020 project, two 2021 Pushcart nominations, and a 2022 Best of the Net nomination.

Learn more about her work at

The Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of August or Forever, autographed by Ona Gritz, and a glass heart necklace (like one that figures prominently in the story)!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A signed, paperback copy of August or ForeverA glass heart necklace

Nine (9) winners receive:

  • A signed, paperback copy of August or Forever

Enter Giveaway Here

Huge thanks to The Children’s Book Review and Ona for my gifted copy! Grab yours below!

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Thank you all so much for stopping in today. Have a wonderful week!!


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