Tag Archives: Middle grade contemporary

MAYBE MAYBE MARISOL RAINEY

Growing up is full of challenges like the one Marisol faces. She’s scared to climb the big tree in her backyard even though her friend Jada does it with ease. How will she ever get over her fear? A gentle … Continue reading

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Nina Soni Master of the Garden

Nina Soni returns in the third episode of her story. Check out my review of previous titles, Nina Soni Former Best Friend and Nina Soni Sister Fixer. This new tale comes at a perfect time as many of us are … Continue reading

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UNPLUGGED

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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INTO THE WIND

A love of sailing connects 10-year-old Rusty with Hazel, a determined old lady in a wheel chair. It’s an unusual friendship but one they both need. For Hazel she longs to sail again, while Rusty misses his mother who is … Continue reading

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CLUES TO THE UNIVERSE

Middle Grade contemporary stories always have a soft spot in my heart. It was my favorite growing up and today it’s still about half of my book reading. The plots almost always have three elements: 1. A Bully 2. Friendships … Continue reading

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BUMP

When I was a middle grader, my grandfather would always take me to several pro wrestling matches each year. We’d sit ring side and I’d get an elbow nudge every time something important happened. Afterwards he’d rave about what a … Continue reading

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RED FOX ROAD

Survival stories are often sad and gut wrenching. RED FOX ROAD takes you on a journey full of those elements. You’ll want to curl up in a warm spot with plenty of nourishment to make it through the pages. Here’s … Continue reading

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Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini

I’ve always been in critique groups to get feedback on my writing, and it is beyond helpful. A few years back a 6th grade teacher asked if I would be interested in getting some younger reactions to my manuscripts from … Continue reading

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SCHOOL SQUAD

Book 2 in the Popularity Pact series arrives with even more middle school drama than CAMP CLIQUE did to lead off the series. Bea and Maisy have returned from camp and it’s time for Maisy to uphold her end of … Continue reading

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SOPHIE WASHINGTON — MY BFF

The Sophie Washington series keeps going strong with book #10. If you’re new to the series, check out the covers here. It’s quite an impressive accomplishment to keep Sophie and the diverse cast of characters interesting and fresh with each … Continue reading

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