Tag Archives: female protagonists

EMILY AND THE SPELLSTONE for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

First off—some big news: I’m taking over MMGM for the next two months. Our fearless leader, Shannon Messenger, is on a crazy travel schedule and reached out to me to take over for November and December. See below on how … Continue reading

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PATINA by Jason Reynolds

The story continues for the CYBIL’s Middle Grade Fiction winning entry from last year, GHOST. It ended with Ghost running in his first big race. In this unique series, the baton is now passed onto Patina “Patty ” Jones, another … Continue reading

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THINGS THAT SURPRISE YOU for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Welcome to MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY. I’m reviewing this smart new title sure to please readers. But first there are two giveaway opportunities: ******************************** Giveaway at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE: One lucky winner will receive a copy of THINGS THAT … Continue reading

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THE WARDEN’S DAUGHTER for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I’m off and running into my sixth year at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. The winners of my Anniversary Giveaway of a book and gift card are: KATHLEEN BURKINSHAW (I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS) ROSI HOLLINBECK (MOON SHADOW) MICHAEL GETTEL-GILMARTIN (POSTED) … Continue reading

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I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

1969 will forever be a year that epitomizes what America was all about back then and how we would look at the future. The famous musical festival Woodstock took place on a New York farm with nearly a half million … Continue reading

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MOON SHADOW for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

When I began reading this book a sense of dread hovered over me. I felt myself trapped in  another MG mini-drama filled with divorce, broken friendships, and confused feelings. But wait…a bit of magic saved the day. The magic here … Continue reading

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DIRT for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I was hesitant about reading DIRT. It seemed to be covering some reoccurring themes in MG… Bullies √ Parent and child grieving √ Parent ignoring their child√ But that cover… it pulled me right in like a good cover should. … Continue reading

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