Welcome to the blog tour stop for OPERATION FROG EFFECT!
The last multiple POV book I read had three separate narrators rotating through separate chapters. One narrator was strong and the others not so much. I longed for the entire story told from a single POV.
All I could think was “uh-oh” when I opened up this new MG novel to find it had eight different narrators. Thankfully, I kept reading.
Each of the 31 chapters are filled with journal entries and letters from the students. Here’s what they have to say in the publisher blurb:
It’s us, Ms. Graham’s class. We didn’t mean to mess things up. But we did. We took things too far, and now Ms. Graham is in trouble–for something we did. We made a mistake. The question is, can we fix it? Ms. Graham taught us that we get to choose the kind of people we want to be and that a single act can create ripples. So get ready, world–we’re about to make some ripples.
Kayley, Kai, Henry, Aviva, Cecilia, Blake, Sharon, Emily (and Kermit, class frog)
Each student shares their story along with a unique perception of what is going on in their class. This diverse group learns about issues of homelessness and friendship. More important, they find the voice a teacher helped them find.
We’ve all probably had such a teacher—one you’ll always remember (Thanks, Mr. Osse). In the pages of Operation Frog Effect it’s Ms. Graham who chooses to teach in a less traditional way. Along with the class frog, the eight character arcs are filled with change and will have you smiling at the results.
Despite the length of over 300 pages it is a quick read. Blake draws his journal entries; budding director and comic, Henry, writes his like a screenplay; and Sharon does hers in verse. Putting them all together, Operation Frog Effect is a winning effort. You have a story that waves a strong flag of kindness to make the world a better place.
A great message for middle grade kids.