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National Adoption Day-Adopted Characters

Yesterday was National Adoption Day, so I wanted to do a feature on characters and stories that feature adoption and foster care. The books featured here are mostly middle grade. One for the Murphys By the author of beloved novel Fish in a Tree, Lynda Mullaly Hunt presents a story about foster child Carley who… Continue reading National Adoption Day-Adopted Characters

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MG Less Popular Than YA: Why?

Being primarily a middle grade focused reader and blogger I've noticed young adult gets a lot more attention than middle grade. There are several young adult book festivals, including the famous Y'all Fest which I thought I wanted to attend until I realized I really hadn't read any of the authors. I bet off the… Continue reading MG Less Popular Than YA: Why?

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Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers Review

I'm usually pretty good at figuring out mysteries in books, especially Middle-Grade books. Which I suppose is to be expected, however, I'm delighted when I'm surprised. The Strangers kept me guessing right till the end. I will say that Margaret Peterson Haddix is usually pretty good about mysteries and again she doesn't disappoint. Synopsis: Finn,… Continue reading Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers Review