Book Review: Maggie Vaults Over the Moon

Published on: June 1, 2014

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There are many different ways to classify a book. By title, by author, by genre, etc. The best way to classify Grant Overstake’s book Maggie Vaults Over the Moon would be by the feeling the reader gets when he or she reads it. Overstake’s book gives the reader an uplifting and wonderful feeling in their heart.  Grant Overstake and his wife Claire attend Unity of Wichita, Kansas, where he leads creativity workshops and serves on the board of directors.

In this book, teenager Maggie struggles with the death of her boyfriend and brother. She learns more and more about herself through her love of pole-vaulting and achieves her highest dreams. As Maggie continues to achieve her dreams with the faith from her brother, the reader gets a sense of accomplishment as well. Throughout the book, the reader is rooting for Maggie, even through her most difficult times. Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is an easy read for all ages, and keeps the reader’s attention all the way through the book. This book isn’t just for a sports person; it fits all personality types and all activities that a person might be involved in. From reading this book, I gained a greater appreciation for myself, and realized that I can do anything, no matter in what circumstance I might find myself. Overstake gives the reader a personal sense of empowerment through all of the struggles Maggie goes through, since they are relatable to everyday life. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an uplifting story to read.

Holly Smith
Holly Smith is a senior in high school. Her favorite hobbies are running cross country and being a member of the Unity Village Y.O.U. She is an active member in her church and community.

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