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So What's Next!
G. J. Griffiths
4900 LaCross Rd., North Charleston, SC 29406
9781497423992, $12.99, 308pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: Molly Pearson is a young Biology teacher with two passions in her life: a strong commitment to protecting wildlife; and a desire to encourage the children in her classes to feel the same enthusiasm for Nature. When her class decide they would like to restore the school's neglected and vandalised nature corner her hopes are raised and challenged at the same time. The hurdles that she meets along the way will include bullied and bullying pupils, as well as the expected ones of finance and willing manpower. But leaping those fences does not prepare the ambitious Molly for a dramatic fire and the confusion of a new passion in her life, in the form of Oliver Shrimpton. Will he become that significant someone, or is he just another obstacle for her to overcome?
Critique: The sequel to G. J. Griffiths' "So What! Stories or Whatever!" (978-1484987100, $13.50, 372pp), "So What's Next!" continues the trials and tribulations of Molly Pearson and the students of Birch Green High School. Of special note is the helpful information on creating and maintaining 'wildlife friendly' gardens. Very well written and presented, "So What's Next!" is solidly entertaining from first page to last and clearly documents G. J. Griffiths as a master storyteller of the first order. It should be noted that "So What's Next!" is also available in a Kindle edition ($0.99).