Tag Archives: female protagonists

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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The world of babysitting has never seen this much fun, excitement, and under your bed scariness. Who knew those monsters lurking in the minds of preschoolers would make a great idea for a middle grade series. Kelly is thirteen and … Continue reading

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LUCKY BROKEN GIRL for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I’ve read more books about diverse characters and their stories of immigration this year than I had the previous four years combined. And that’s a good thing. This story is unique in that it is based on an experience the … Continue reading

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