Tag Archives: female protagonists

INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS

It’s Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! Take an armless girl, a boy with Tourette’s who barks a lot, and another boy who is overweight and you have a story that is both funny and memorable. Aven, Connor, and Zion are the … Continue reading

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GREETINGS FROM WITNESS PROTECTION!

Today’s bonus review is a cover that grabbed be from the get go: The book jacket blurb had me anxious to immerse myself in the story: The marshals are looking for the perfect girl to join a mother, father, and … Continue reading

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AMINA’S VOICE

Happy Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! In just two days the Cybil’s awards will be announced. I was honored to be on the five member judging panel for Middle Grade Fiction. I’ve now read all seven nominees. Last year I reviewed … Continue reading

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ELLIE, ENGINEER

Ellie is a tool belt wielding girl who is always planning her next project. She’s an engineer in the making and a great one, too. That career choice will for sure come later. For now Ellie wants to build a … Continue reading

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THE CASTLE IN THE MIST for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

For the past year this book was on my long list of MG novels I wanted to read. It made a jump to the top after winning a copy from COMPLETELY FULL BOOKSHELF, where you can find reviews of other … Continue reading

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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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