MMGM for DECEMBER 5, 2022

HAPPY ! Only 3 MMGM’s this month. (NO MMGM on December 26th). Click on each snowman for today’s middle grade reviews and features.

At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of MORNING SUN IN WUHAN by Ying Chang Compestine.

Sue Heavenrich is reveling in MG nonfiction right now. Over at Archimedes Notebook it’s all about food! Bugs for Breakfast: How Eating Insects Could Help Save the Planet, by Mary Boone.

Max@Completely Full Bookshelf is back today with a review of Enemies by Svetlana Chmakova

Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal reviews Undercover Latina by Aya De Leon.  Thrilling read for both MG and YA readers.

Maria Antonio at of books, photography, and tea is also back with us today and has a review of MERCI SUAREZ PLAYS IT COOL by Meg Medina.

Linda Browne shares her latest Bookcase Bizarro set of reviews including MILES MORALES: SHOCK WAVES and GHOSTLIGHT.

Faith Hough has a post by teenage daughter Lucy and her review of a favorite (upper MG) Christmas book: The Enchanted Sonata, by Heather Dixon Wallwork.

Valinora Troy shares her review of The Sleeping Stones by Beatrice Wallbank.

Rosi Hollinbeck has a review of THE ATLAS OBSCURA EXPORER’S GUIDE FOR THE WORLD’S MOST ADVENTUROUS KID. Rosi also shares 3 links of interest for her writing friends.

Karen Yingling at Mrs. Yingling Reads always has a fantastic MMGM book to share. Be sure to check it out along with Wednesday’s review of FUTURELAND.

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MORNING SUN IN WUHAN

We all remember how our lives were interrupted the past few years due to the pandemic. But what about where it all began in China? MORNING SUN IN WUHAN takes readers back to January of 2020 where COVID was first detected.

The main character, 13-year-old Mei and her family are based on Ying’s life experiences living in Wuhan and how she might have dealt with this mystery virus as it put a dark shadow over the town.

Mei is still grieving over the loss of her mother the previous year. An outcast at school she finds life to be much better when cooking or playing Chop Chop, her favorite computer game. Dad is a doctor facing longer hours at the hospital. When the coronavirus spreads and Wuhan locks down, Mei finds herself alone, trying to find a way to help and make a difference in her community. Cooking becomes the perfect choice.

The darkest, most frightening times are brought forth and solidly demonstrate how young people can make a difference. Mei obtains a special pass to go outside and make the short walk to the middle school. There she becomes part of a professional kitchen, cooking meals for the locked down citizens-especially those too sick to shop or cook.

Mei’s favorite recipe’s are included throughout the 208 pages. Here are a few I will surely be trying out:

  • Colorful Egg Fried Rice
  • Thai Red Chicken Curry
  • Shrimp and Vegetables in Lettuce Cups

Morning Sun in Wuhan provides inspiring reading for us now and in the future this story will be a natural choice to educate new readers who may not remember or ever experienced the 2020 pandemic.

FIVE MORE THINGS TO LIKE ABOUT: MORNING SUN IN WUHAN by Ying Chang Compestine

  1. Middle graders will naturally be comparing their own experiences to the scenes in the book. In a subtle way, they’ll feel better about the past few years and what the future brings.
  2. Food. I already mentioned a few of my favorite recipes, but you also get a sense of the importance of cooking in the Chinese culture.
  3. The author did a top notch job researching the time period in Wuhan, making the plot so very authentic. Conversations with citizens, videos, and photos were all pieced together to create this compelling story.
  4. The closing epilogue showing the city a year later still in the healing stage of returning to normalcy.
  5. Was not a book I wanted to read as I was not looking forward to reliving that time period. Thank goodness I did. My reward was an inside look at the experience in Wuhan which were much more difficult that I ever experienced.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ying Chang Compestine is the award-winning author of REVOLUTION IS NOT A DINNER PARTY, winner of ALA Notable Children’s Books, ALA Best Books for Young Adults and Asian Pacific American Award, and California Book Award for Young Adult literature. She had written over 23 books of multiple genres, including MG novels MORNING SUN IN WUHAN and A BANQUET FOR HUNGRY GHOSTS, and numerous picture books, such as THE RUNAWAY WOK, a Scholastic Book Club Choice and CHINESE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES, winner of Bank Street College Best Children’s Book.

Besides writing fiction books, she has also hosted cooking shows, worked as food editor of Martha Stewart’s Body+Soul. She has authored cookbooks, and numerous feature food articles for various magazines, including Cooking Light, Men’s Health, and Eating Well.

Ying is frequently invited to speak at schools and conferences around the world, sharing her journey as a writer, how her life in Wuhan, China inspired her writing, as well as promoting healthy eating and living. She lives in California with her family. (For more about Ying visit the author’s Web Site)

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IT’S A NUMBERS GAME! FOOTBALL

Last September I was a part of the blog tour for the newest title in the IT’S A NUMBERS GAME! series. I finally had a chance to read the book myself. They just might have saved the best for last with the math behind the popular sport of Football. Previous sports covered included BASKETBALL, SOCCER, and BASEBALL

Seven chapters begin with a look at Football Though the Years. There you can find how football got its start, the NFL today, and basic rules. Then it’s off to learn about passing, running, defense and special teams, the Super Bowl, and finally 10 Crazy Numbers. One of those numbers is 222. The highest scoring game in football history and it happened at the college level in 1916!

Numerous pictures fill the pages with images of stars both past and present. The math is not challenging, but gives readers a deeper understanding of what makes the game tick. I even learned why a quarterback is called a quarterback.

A great gift for the football loving kid.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

By the age of ten Eric Zweig was already a budding sports fanatic who was filling his school news books with game reports instead of current events. Eric’s first book, Hockey Night in the Dominion of Canada (1992), was an historical novel set in the early days of professional hockey. He has been working with Dan Diamond and Associates, consulting publisher to the National Hockey League, since 1996. As a freelance writer, Eric is the author or co-author of many non-fiction sports books for adults and children. He is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research and the Society for American Baseball Research. A former member of the Toronto Blue Jays grounds crew, he still has a champagne bottle from the club’s first American League East Division title celebration in 1985.

See all of Eric’s books on GOODREADS or through his author website.

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Coming up next week is another edition of MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! It’s here I share highlights from other individuals blogging about middle grade books. Many of the posts will have reviews, interviews, and tips on writing. Take a look at PAST MMGM POSTS.

It’s easy to join the lineup. All you have to do is email me the title of the book or feature and a link to your blog at gpcolo[at]gmail[dot]com

Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately–and don’t forget to say what you’re featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening (11 PM Eastern Time) in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday.

*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.

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Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad #3: The Law of Cavities (Book Blitz and Giveaway!)

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Meet the characters, watch the book trailer and check out the Educator and Reader’s Guides on the series website here!

The S.M.A.R.T. Squad is back to tackle more middle school mayhem with science, technology, engineering, math, and friendship!

In this third book in the S.M.A.R.T. Squad series, best friends Izzy Newton, Allie Einstein, Marie Curie, Charlie Darwin, and Gina Carver set out on a mystery-filled Outdoor Adventure Camp experience.

Now that Izzy’s finally found her voice in public speaking class and become an ice hockey star, she’s determined to conquer her “dizzy-Izzy-ness” in new situations―including caring for her brand-new braces on an outdoor education overnight and her friends’ good-natured teasing about her friend Trevor. But the forecast for fun turns cloudy when the girls discover their cabin chaperone is none other than Izzy’s tough public-speaking teacher, Ms. Martinez, and their junior counselor is eighth grade mean girl, Maddie Sharpe.

When an innocent exchange of harmless pranks with Maddie takes a turn for the worse, the Squad turns to science to prove their innocence. That’s nothing, though, compared with the terrifying swamp monster haunting their campsite, a catastrophe befalling Ms. Martinez, and a mysterious disaster threatening the future of camp itself.

With their very survival on the line, will science be enough to save the day?

Praise:

“Wholesome entertainment for preteens, offering positivity without didacticism.”

Kirkus

“It’s one thing to have children’s books about scientists or podcasts or stories about strong women in STEM, but it’s another world entirely when your children get to feel represented by the characters they’re reading about. The characters in the Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad series are diverse, smart, and sure of themselves the way all middle school girls are—through their dreams and newly acquired skills they’re still getting used to.”

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About the Creators

VALERIE TRIPP is the co-creator of the American Girl book series that includes titles featuring Felicity, Josefina, Kit, Maryellen, Molly, and Samantha. Tripp also wrote American Girl’s Wellie Wishers titles, Hopscotch Hill School titles, numerous leveled readers, songs, stories, skills book pages, and plays for educational publishers. Tripp is writer and editorial director of the Boys Camp series, and a writer, editor, and art editor for Sterling Publishing Company. Tripp received a B.A. and honors as a member of the first co-educated class at Yale University and a master’s of education degree from Harvard University.

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MILLIE LIU was born in sunny Pasadena, California, and has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. It did start with color pencils on walls but after some scolding, she decided paper was much better. She graduated from Otis College of Art and Design and went into the field of toy design shortly after, designing colorful toys for children the world over. Her favorite subject to draw is story-driven fantastical locations with a touch of magic. When not drawing, she loves to read, experiment with cooking, and keep up with her fierce, growing collection of house plants. She also makes a conscious effort to buy secondhand or used products, and tries to reduce her use of single-use plastic.


GIVEAWAY

  • Three (3) winners will receive the complete 3-book Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad series: Absolute Hero, Newton’s Flaw, and The Law of Cavities
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MMGM for November 28, 2022

It’s the last MMGM for November. Enjoy these middle grade reviews and features by clicking on each blogger’s star.

At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH and the FORBIDDEN FORTRESS.

Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal reviews Cress Watercress by Gregory Maguire. Such a heartwarming animal story that will remind you of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.

Rosi Hollinbeck has a review of WHERE SNOW ANGELS GO. Rosi also shares 3 links of interest for her writing friends.

Valinora Troy shares her thoughts on Knights of the Borrowed Dark.

Karen Yingling at Mrs. Yingling Reads always has a fantastic MMGM book to share. Be sure to check it out along with Yesterday’s review of HONEY AND ME.

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THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH and the FORBIDDEN FORTRESS

The popular series is back with an 8th installment. More than 7 adventurous years featuring 4 main characters. How many have your read?

THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH       
THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE ZOMBIE PARADE 
THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE NIGHTMARE KING 
THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE COSMIC BEYOND       
THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE MIDNIGHT BLADE
THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE SKELETON ROAD 
THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE DOOMSDAY RACE 

I’ve only read the first and of course the most recent for today’s review, but it was fun to revisit the series. More so for the intended audience. The adoration of middle grade readers are evident in this press release:

The Last Kids on Earth series now has over  10 million copies in print , a toy line, and a video game released in June 2021 from Outright Games.

The star-studded Netflix animated series was a warded a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. Developed by Atomic Cartoons, the series features the voice talents of Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Catherine O”Hara, and may others.

The newest, THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE FORBIDDEN FORTRESS, continues the out of this world story. Okay, actually in this world, but a crazy one after a monster apocalypse started it all. Jack, pictured lower left, narrates each adventure. In book one he created his team and they continue to fight the monsters. There’s Quint, his best friend; reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack’s loyal pet monster, Rover; and the fiercest girl Jack knows, June.

Here’s what to expect:

Picking up after  Quint and Dirk’s Hero Quest, the Last Kids are happily reunited—but quickly faced with a monstrous new mission. Inside an other-dimensional fortress, the evil Thrull, alongside a vile new villain, is carrying out a sinister plan. Jack, Quint, June and Dirk must make their own plans to infiltrate the stronghold before Thrull gets any closer to completing the mysterious Tower, a structure that could ultimately spell doom for this dimension.

Blending the traditional and graphic novel approach works well, satisfying those who like plenty of cartoon like illustrations and those who prefer the text based story telling method. The books have also motivated a lot of kids to read, especially those who otherwise avoid books whenever possible.

THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH and the FORBIDDEN FORTRESS ends on a cliffhanger so fans can expect more in the Fall of 2023.

FIVE MORE THINGS TO LIKE ABOUT: THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE FORBIDDEN FORTRESS

  1. Jack is an often amusing narrator, coming up with the perfect line to ease the tension: Another George Washington quote jumps into my head. Or maybe it was Ryan Seacrest. Yeah, probably Seacrest—
  2. Fast paced with scares that aren’t too scary for the middle grade set.
  3. June is a strong female character always ready to take on the next challenge. She makes a great companion to Jack.
  4. The black and white illustrations flow well with the text. They add to the story without getting you sidetracked in the plot.
  5. Always an over the top introduction to science fiction, but so much fun.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR

Max Brallier    (maxbrallier.com) is the New York TimesWall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty books for children and adults. His books and series include the Last Kids on Earth, Eerie Elementary, Mister Shivers, Galactic Hot Dogs, and Can YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Max lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.     
Douglas Holgate  has been a freelance comic book artist and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia, for more than ten years. He’s illustrated books for publishers including HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Hachette, and Simon & Schuster, and comics for Image, Dynamite, Abrams, and Penguin Random House. 

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SNOOPY CANNONBALL!

It’s amazing that the first Peanut’s strip appeared on October 2, 1950 in seven newspapers. Now 72 years later the group feels like old friends.The creator of Peanuts would have turned 100 years old tomorrow (November 26). What better way to celebrate his legacy than to present the 14th collection of his work.

SNOOPY CANNONBALL! features the iconic beagle and all the other characters you’ve come to love both through the comic strip and TV. Each cartoon is presented for the first time in color and the results bring even more admiration to the series.

From Charlie once again trying to kick a football before Lucy tricks him to good old Snoopy taking on any sport, the light humor is perfect for the 7-12 age group. Even those those of us a little older will feel a nostalgic connection to the gang. The 176 page paperback is the right choice to fill spare moments or take on a trip. You’ll be smiling for sure!

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Coming up next week is another edition of MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! It’s here I share highlights from other individuals blogging about middle grade books. Many of the posts will have reviews, interviews, and tips on writing. Take a look at PAST MMGM POSTS.

It’s easy to join the lineup. All you have to do is email me the title of the book or feature and a link to your blog at gpcolo[at]gmail[dot]com

Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately–and don’t forget to say what you’re featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening (11 PM Eastern Time) in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday.

*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.

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MMGM for November 21, 2022

It’s Thanksgiving week. No turkeys here in any of these Middle Grade Reviews and Features, but you will have to click on each one to see a blogger’s POST.

At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THE SECRET LETTERS by Margaret Peterson Haddix, the first book in the new MYSTERIES OF TRASH AND TREASURES Series.

Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles has a guest post by Jessica Vitalis and a GIVEAWAY of The Rabbit’s Gift.

Brenda @ LOG CABIN LIBRARY shares her post on Enola Holmes: The Graphic Novels, Volume 2 by Serena Blasco.

Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal reviews I Survived the Wellington Avalanche, 1910 by Lauren Tarshis, an exciting historical survival series for middle grade readers.

Sue Heavenrich is over at Archimedes Notebook with some infographic books.

Faith Hough reviews What Happened to Rachel Riley? by Claire Swinarski.

Rosi Hollinbeck has a review of HERO FOR THE HUNGRY. Rosi also shares 3 links of interest for her writing friends.

Valinora Troy checks in with a review of THE LAST FALLEN STAR by Gracie Kim.

Karen Yingling at Mrs. Yingling Reads always has a fantastic MMGM book to share. Be sure to check it out along with Friday’s review of SPY SCHOOL PROJECT X.

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Thanks for spreading the middle grade love and for being a part of this awesome tradition begun by Shannon Messenger and carried on here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE! (CLICK HERE FOR PAST MMGM POSTS)
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THE SECRET LETTERS

An attic can hold many secrets, including the letters 12-year-old Colin finds in a stranger’s house. It’s his summer job helping Mom in her business of helping people get rid of junk. Should he throw them away? Maybe not.

Upon reading a few of the letters, Colin finds a back and forth exchange between two best friends, Rosemary and Toby. His first look convinces Colin he must keep the letters and find out why these two stopped being friends way back in the 1970s.

An engaging story becomes even better by adding another character. Here we have Nevaeh who lives in the same town. She also finds a letter, but this one sounds like a confession to a crime. Her dad is the “Junk King” given he is in the junk hauling business. He thinks the guilty party is Colin’s Mom.

The letters eventually lead to the friendship of Nevaeh and Colin. As more clues unfold, the letters are found to be connected in unexpected ways. Together they try and solve the mystery, hopefully somehow tracking down Rosemary and Toby who might have answers.

Two modern day kids trying to make sense of the 70s made this one of my favorite reads this year. The focus on treatment of women in the last century will be eye opening for young readers.

The fast paced read alternates between Colin and Neveah’s third person narration. This first story in the MYSTERIES OF TRASH & TREASURE series will leave you anxious to see what comes next.

FIVE MORE THINKS TO LIKE ABOUT: THE SECRET LETTERS by Margaret Peterson Haddix

  1. The small town of Groveview, Ohio provides the perfect setting for this engaging plot. It works so much better than having the setting be a large city. Neighborhoods and family are front and center.
  2. I finish reading some mysteries and although they are well written, the likelihood of the event happening is slim. With The Secret Letters I was in all the way and found it very believable.
  3. If you lived in the 1970s, you’ll get a nostalgic feel for the era. Others will learn about such things as Pong, the Bicentenial Quarter, and many 70s television shows. The author has a great summary of all the highlights covered in the story in her back pages notes.
  4. The anxiety Nevaeh and Colin bring forth is about family and friendship. It’s one that will resonate with readers.
  5. The two families are quite different, but you come away knowing that there is compassion and love coming from each.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Illinois.

She has since written more than 40 books for kids and teens, including Running Out of TimeDouble Identity; Uprising; The Always War; the Greystone Secrets series; the Shadow Children series; the Missing series; the Children of Exile series; the Under Their Skin duologyand The Palace Chronicles. She also wrote Into the Gauntlet, the tenth book in the 39 Clues series.  Her books have been honored with New York Times bestseller status, the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award; American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers notations; and numerous state reader’s choice awards. They have also been translated into more than twenty different languages.

Haddix and her husband, Doug, now live in Columbus, Ohio. They are the parents of two grown kids.

(For more about her books and events, Visit Margaret’s Author web page)

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5,000 AWESOME FACTS (About Animals!)

You will definitely find the unexpected when opening the pages of this National Geographic KiDS title focusing on animals.

What I expected to find was page after page of facts grouped around a particular animal. Ones like “50 Terrific Facts About Tigers” and “50 Roly-Poly Facts About Hippos” did make the final cut. But then we have over 100 other categories that the creative team put together to provide variety and fun. A few of my favorites were:

  • 100 Eye-Popping Facts About Animal Vision
  • 35 Loud Facts About Musical Animals
  • 35 Facts About Tiny But Mighty Creatures
  • 15 Mature Facts About How Long Animals Live

Animals loving readers will for sure spend hours of time filling up their brains with these fascinating facts. The 224 pages are packed with colorful photos and backgrounds. I also appreciated the thorough Index where users can find the page(s) featuring their favorite animal.

As I absorbed every fact while reading the book, the author part of my brain kicked in with this question: How did they ever go about putting this together? I found an answer on the final page:

“Just how did we get 5,000 awesome facts about animals into this book? First, we came up with a list of all kinds of critters and their cool and crazy habits, habitats, and traits: from hovering hummingbirds and precious pets to burying beetles and gigantic gorillas, from creatures that swim in the sea to those that fly high. Then we figured out how to fit all these facts about Earth’s amazing animals on the pages. It was kind of like doing a jigsaw puzzle! Some topics have 15 facts. Some have 25. Some even have 100! We carefully researched each and every fact to make sure it’s absolutely true. And we illustrated and designed the pages so well that you’ll never want to stop looking at them. Then we added up all the facts to get to 5,000. It didn’t take 5,000 people to make this awesome book—but it did take a colossal crew of writers, editors, photo editors, and designers—the most awesome book team around!”

Wow! The making of this creative endeavor didn’t happen overnight. 5000 AWESOME FACTS (About Animals!) is a great gift for any middle grade reader.

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Coming up next week is another edition of MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! It’s here I share highlights from other individuals blogging about middle grade books. Many will have reviews, interviews, and tips on writing. Take a look at PAST MMGM POSTS.

It’s easy to join the lineup. All you have to do is email me the title of the book or feature and a link to your blog at gpcolo[at]gmail[dot]com

Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately–and don’t forget to say what you’re featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening (11 PM Eastern Time) in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday.

*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.

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