Book Review: Barber Shop Talk by Tiana Bunnell-Mumford


Title: Barbershop Talk

Author Name: Tiana Bunnell-Mumford

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

Genre: Christian Fiction, Children Fiction

Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner

In Barber Shop Talk, author Tiana Bunnell-Mumford introduces readers to Cameron and Kori, schoolmates and best friends. The two are on their way to class when David, a bully trips Kori, causing him to have an asthma attack. This lands Kori in the nurse’s office with another trip home to recover. Kori’s anger for David grows but his good nature and upbringing won’t allow him to lash out at the bully.

Kori tries to let the incident with David go and feels better once he and Cameron make their Saturday trip to the barbershop. This is the place where the boys can express themselves, ask questions and receive sound advice. The barbershop holds wisdom, knowledge, mentors and support for the boys.

Kori soon finds out that Cameron’s parents are sending him to a summer camp. This changes all of their summer plans. Kori is now focusing his attention on attending camp with his best friend. He goes into to action to make enough money to secure his spot at the camp. Kori meets some obstacles but he doesn’t give up.

Barber Shop Talk is a wonderful story about friendship and family. It is also about one boy’s strength and his ability to deal with everyday issues. I love the safe haven the boys have in their local barbershop. I also love the strength and determination Kori has throughout the book. This is a book young boys and girls can relate to and learn from. The bully, David’s outcome was unsuspected but I truly understand where the author was going with it. I recommend this book to others.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley


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