I featured a review of Pippa Park Raises Her Game last year. It’s a satisfying look at life in a private middle school with new arrival Pippa as the narrator. Don’t worry if if you haven’t read the story. This new journal is a fun journey into how you see yourself. Perfect for 11-13 year old girls.

Spread out over 144 pages, the creative layout is colorful and never boring. Readers are quizzed and given opportunities to express themselves in writing and drawing. Topics like What do you like best about yourself? ; My Dream Outfit; or Share a time when you were a good friend are a few of the motivating choices.

By the end you have a true time capsule of your life and one that can be tucked away to reflect on in your adult years. In fact it all ends with writing a letter to your future self.

Creating a big picture of yourself is a great idea. MY JOURNAL ABOUT LIFE displays a creative flair sure to impress and encourage users to write. It would make a great gift any time of the year. Highly recommended!


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All you have to do is blog about a middle grade book on a Monday (contests, author interviews, or anything middle grade related also count). 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 please don’t forget to say what book or author 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.
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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Climbing another mountain...always striving to reach the next peak in my life and career.
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  1. Antoinette Truglio Martin says:

    Wow! Brilliant premise.

  2. I love to see books that teens can turn to when they need some guidance or encouragement! Sounds like a book to gift to a school library.

  3. I looked on Amazon and could see some of the interior pages. This looks really engaging for that age group. I think a lot of girls will love this one. Thanks for the heads up.

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