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Week 3 of my book reviews featuring male protagonists is quite different from the first two—the endearing AN OCCASIONALLY HAPPY FAMILY and the intriguing plot of THE DOUBLE LIFE OF DANNY DAY. Both featured single first person narratives whereas LINKED … Continue reading

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Gordon Korman’s newest middle grade adventure has 27 chapters with six different narrators. Multiple viewpoints to the max. It’s a tough task for any author, but this unique plot and setting pulls it all together. Set in a retreat known … Continue reading

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WHATSHISFACE by Gordon Korman

IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Be sure to also check back this Thursday for  my interview with Kathi Appelt and the tenth anniversary of her Newbery Honor book, THE UNDERNEATH. A huge giveaway, too!) But first enjoy today’s review: … Continue reading

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RESTART for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I’m not a big fan of multiple viewpoints in books. I don’t mind two alternating narratives, but beyond that it breaks up the flow of the story for me. Gordon Korman though is the master of this technique in writing. … Continue reading

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THE DRAGONFLY EFFECT for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Yes, I’ve been meaning to rave about THE DRAGONFLY EFFECT for a year, but it was lost in the shuffle of reviews to post.  I realized my failed posting error after reading Gordon Korman’s newest, SLACKER (Bonus mini-review below). I … Continue reading

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Blast Off Into Summer with HATTER MADIGAN

The summer solstice officially arrives on June 20th at 6:34 a.m. EDT.  But for most of us summer begins when kids are out of school. At least around here that means the first week of June. It’s time to celebrate … Continue reading

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