I didn't much like the prior book I reviewed about Rachel Carson. But, I liked this one. Listening to Crickets is an easy read that my girls enjoyed listening to. The black and white illustrations helped keep their interest.
With a lexile score of 930, a seventh grader should be able to read it comfortably by herself. However, I think this book is more suited to be read aloud to elementary children.
I recommend this book to anyone who is trying to meet the Washington State First Grade objective of learning about Rachel Carson. It is available through the Bellingham Public Library, as soon as I return it later this week.