Best Family Ever by Karen Kingsbury

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.5 Llamas


Ok, I would just like to say, this IS a good book but I do not like it at all!!!! I feel like the parents in the book don’t know how to raise their kids, and it made me very mad…. (They told one of their kids to try and be like the perfect one… If you are a parent.. DON’T DO THAT!!!!!)

The book is about this family who is getting ready to move and is focused on the kids and what they think about it. It is mostly focused on Ashley, this adorable kid who just wants to draw, play soccer and see the world through new eyes. But then she has to really look at her world before it gets ripped apart by the move.

The book was pretty good and I totally suggest it, but I am NOT reading it again cause I think the parents are horrible parents… (They are like really bad parents) The book is very clean and sooooo kid-friendly; but again I didn’t really enjoy it cause of the parents.

Over all, this is a great book for kids (5-12) and a very Christian-friendly book as well. But I don’t like it as much, and will happily go back to my Star Wars books. 🙂 I hope you all have a great day! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A great book for a family to read, or all by yourself!
  • Very Christian-friendly!


  • Some sad parts…

Brooke is the perfect older sister. For that reason, Kari and Ashley work hard to make their parents just as proud of them as they are of Brooke. Each girl has her own talents. Brooke is an excellent student. Kari is a great soccer player. Ashley, a talented artist. And they are always there for each other. But when the news comes that Dr. Baxter is moving the family from Ann Arbor to Bloomington, Indiana, and the Baxters need to leave the only home and friends they’ve ever known, no one is happy. Saying goodbye is hard but the family still has what’s most important—their faith and their love for each other.

The first book in the Baxter Family Children series, #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell tell the story of what it was like to grow up in the Baxter family, the best family ever.

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