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Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
Love this book about social media and the effects it has on middle graders; both the bad sides and the good sides! I found this a charming, quick read; it involves some wish fulfillment for middle-graders and also how sometimes that wish fulfillment isn’t all you thought it would be. Also, major plot hole: kids […]
Are you in third grade and/or did you really enjoy AMERICAN EID? Then this book is for you! A fantastic little story starring Anisa and what she wants to do for her class’s international day. She’s a great younger middle-grade hero, and while there is a MISCOMMUNICATION in the book, it gets resolved in a […]
Lisi Harrison is a really prolific author, and it’s because she writes pop fiction, which is not necessarily Good Fiction. This book is. Fine. I read a lot of REALLY GOOD middle grade fiction, and this is not REALLY GOOD middle grade fiction. It’s perfectly fine middle grade, and one thing about the Graveyard Girls […]
This book is about Cory Tan, local b-boy who is maybe failing out of middle school and also it is about Sunna Ahmed, local Weird Girl who is hired to tutor Cory back into the land of the learning. But it’s also about the unbelievable pressure of growing up, about how sometimes your parents just […]
This was a charming middle-grade read. It’s a great readalike for Star Girl, but there are more characters and I felt like it was a touch more thoughtful than Stargirl was. Really interesting and really good coming of ages represented here. Four stars.
This is a cute and fun middle grade book! Zara struggles with summer problems typical for an elementary school – new kids move into the neighborhood and changes are hard! AND she has an annoying younger brother. Also, Zara lives in a diverse neighborhood and there’s a lot of food representation — I especially loved […]