Tag Archives: female protagonists

TRAIN I RIDE for Marvelous Middle Grade EXTRA

Here is another heartbreaking, but eventually hopeful tale of a young girl. This time we have Rydr, who turns 13 part way through her ride from Palm Springs to Chicago on an Amtrak train. Her life has been full of … Continue reading

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THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

MMGM LINKS: Shannon, our MMGM leader, is powerless this past weekend thanks to a storm. I’ll post what I find below to help her out: Completely Full Bookshelf  (WHERE I LIVE) The Write Stuff (THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY) … Continue reading

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SOME KIND OF HAPPINESS for Marvelous Middle Grade EXTRA

First up… The winner of THE BLOOD GUARD TRILOGY is Amanda K. Thompson. Amanda is a writer and book reviewer. You can find more on her blog, TO READ OR NOT TO READ? Congratulations, Amanda. ******************************************************* I am officially declaring … Continue reading

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BE LIGHT LIKE A BIRD for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Losing a parent at a young age is a terrible ordeal to go through. For Wren it is even worse since she doesn’t have the support of her mom during the grieving process. The mother who should be providing comfort … Continue reading

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MOTLEY EDUCATION for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Congrats to Amanda at A Bookshelf Monstrosity,the winner of a $25 Starbucks gift card in my Golden Cup Year End Celebration Giveaway. Amanda is a librarian and provides a wide variety of reviews on her site. Now, on to this … Continue reading

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THE UNINTENTIONAL ADVENTURES OF THE BLAND SISTERS for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Some breaking news before the review–The Cybil’s Finalists have been announced! Go here for all the nominees. Below are the choices for Middle Grade Fiction. I’ll be helping to judge the winner, but fortunately I have a head start as … Continue reading

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FALLING OVER SIDEWAYS (A CYBIL’s nominee)

This one was sitting in my pile waiting to be read for a few months. It looked interesting with the saxophone on the cover, but other than that I had no idea what it was about. It only took a … Continue reading

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