Posted in Chopped Readathon

Example: Meal for Chopped Readathon

Since the meals for the Readathon seem to have confused some people. I’m going to do an example here of four books I’ve read and a dish that would come from them, that fulfills the prompts.

Also I’m not sure how Youtube works internationally but I’m pretty sure you could catch an episode of Chopped there or at least a clip. But anyway I’m going to do an example with four books I’m not reading for the readathon and for our easiest category Appetizers, I’ll do examples for the harder categories if needed but you guys will have to let me know if you want if you want that.

Pizza-Violets are Blue

Violets Are Blue by [Barbara Dee]

Twelve-year-old Wren loves makeup—special effect makeup, to be exact. When she is experimenting with new looks, Wren can create a different version of herself. A girl who isn’t in a sort-of-best friendship with someone who seems like she hates her. A girl whose parents aren’t divorced and doesn’t have to learn to like her new stepmom.

Amazon: Violets are Blue

Strawberry-Book with a Red Cover

Over a year since being entrusted with Ginseng’s care, Greta still can’t chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. As she struggles to create something spectacular enough to impress a master blacksmith in search of an apprentice, she questions the true meaning of crafting, and the true meaning of caring for someone in grief. Meanwhile, Minette receives a surprise package from the monastery where she was once training to be a prophetess. Thrown into confusion about her path in life, the shy and reserved Minette finds that the more she opens her heart to others, the more clearly she can see what was always inside.

Amazon: Tea Dragon Tapestry

Milkshake- Soulswift-two people go on a quest

Soulswift by [Megan Bannen]

Gelya is a Vessel, a girl who channels the word of the One True God through song. Cloistered with the other Vessels of her faith, she believes—as all Ovinists do—that a saint imprisoned Elath the Great Demon centuries ago, saving humanity from earthly temptation.

When Gelya stumbles into a deadly cover-up by the Ovinists’ military, she reluctantly teams up with Tavik, an enemy soldier, to survive. Tavik believes that Elath is actually a mother goddess who must be set free, but while he succeeds in opening Her prison, he inadvertently turns Gelya into Elath’s unwilling human vessel.

Now the church that raised Gelya considers her a threat. In a race against the clock, she and Tavik must find a way to exorcise Elath’s presence from her body. But will this release stop the countdown to the end of the world, or will it be the cause of the earth’s destruction?

Amazon: Soulswift

Leftovers-Eva Evergreen Semi Magical Witch-A book you started but never finished

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by [Julie Abe]

Sometimes all you need is a pinch of magic…

Eva Evergreen is determined to earn the rank of Novice Witch before her thirteenth birthday. If she doesn’t, she’ll lose her magic forever. For most young witches and wizards, it’s a simple enough test:

One: Help your town, do good all around.
Two: Live there for one moon, don’t leave too soon.
Three: Fly home by broomstick, the easiest of tricks.

The only problem? Eva only has a pinch of magic. She summons heads of cabbage instead of flowers and gets a sunburn instead of calling down rain. And to add insult to injury, whenever she overuses her magic, she falls asleep.

Amazon: Eva Evergreen Semi Magical Witch

The Meal

You can draw, write, or, do any sort of artistic or written expression you can think of.

The meal for this is actually a drink, its a red and blue tea that shifts color as as you watch, you can see a storm forming above the tea. Drinking the tea will tea will give different looks you’ll look like a zombie, a mermaid, and a tiger etc. Drinking this tea will also make birds spontaneously appear on the branches in the trees in the tea garden around where you are drinking. The garden also has embroidered flags and a special tree in the center with a special kind of berries that might occasionally fall into your tea. You take in the whole garden and the tea and feel a special kind of magic.

Now lets break this down, the tea is from Tea Garden Tapestry. The shifting colors are from the red color book and the blue in the storm from Eva Evergreen. The shifting looks are Violets are Blue. The birds are from Soulswift where they were an important plot point. The flags in the garden are also from Tea Dragon. The special tree is from Soulswift which was a very important plot point as were the berries.

Now do you all have a better idea of what I’m thinking about for the meals? If not please comment.

Posted in Announcements, new releases

Friendships, Thrillers, and Body Positivity

This week has lots of great books coming out, from books about friendships to thrillers and books about about body positivity, we’ve got a little something for everyone.

All My Friends (Eagle Rock Series, 3

Middle-schooler Bina has everything she’s ever wanted. She has new friendships and a new band whose song is about to be featured on her favorite television show.

But being in the spotlight is hard. When Bina and her band are offered a record deal, her parents are not thrilled. Now, Bina is barely speaking to her mom and dad. To make matters worse, Bina and her best friend, Austin, are still awkward around each other after their failed first date.

Can Bina untangle the various melodies in her heart? Or will fame go to her head?

Amazon: All My Friends

The Ghoul of Windydown Vale

In this action-packed mystery from award-winning author Jake Burt, Copper Inskeep holds Windydown Vale’s deepest and darkest secret: he is the ghoul that haunts the Vale, donning a gruesome costume to scare travelers and townsfolk away from the dangers of the surrounding swamps. When a terrified girl claims she and her father were attacked by a creature – one that could not have been Copper – it threatens not just Copper’s secret, but the fate of all Windydown.

The Supervillain's Guide to Being a Fat Kid by [Matt Wallace]

Max’s first year of middle school hasn’t been easy. Eighth-grade hotshot Johnny Pro torments Max constantly, for no other reason than Max is fat and an easy target. Max wishes he could fight back, but he doesn’t want to hurt Johnny . . . just make him feel the way Max feels.

In desperation, Max writes to the only person he thinks will understand: imprisoned supervillain Master Plan, a “gentleman of size.” To his surprise, Master Plan wants to help! He suggests a way for Max to get even with Johnny Pro, and change how the other kids at school see them both.

And it works! When Master Plan’s help pays off for Max in ways he couldn’t have imagined, he starts gaining confidence—enough to finally talk to Marina, the girl he likes in class who shares his passion for baking. He’s finally starting to gain friendships. With Master Plan in his corner, anything seems possible . . . but is there a price to pay for the supervillain’s help?

Amazon: The Supervillain’s Guide to Being a Fat Kid

Posted in Challenges, Chopped Readathon, Readathons, TBR

Sweet Dessert Chopped Romance Readathon

So we’ve come to the most difficult part of the Readathon. The Sweet portion, you’re in for a bit of a challenge but if you’ve made it this far we know you can do it. I’ll show you what I’m reading for this portion of the readathon.

Champagne-A Protagonist with Anxiety

Quintessence - Best Middle-Grade Books About Anxiety

Three months ago, twelve-year-old Alma moved to the town of Four Points. Her panic attacks started a week later, and they haven’t stopped—even though she’s told her parents that they have. She’s homesick and friendless and every day she feels less and less like herself.

But one day she finds a telescope in the town’s junk shop, and through its lens, she watches a star—a star that looks like a child—fall from the sky and into her backyard. I’ve been waiting to read this sweet story for awhile now I’m glad I finally get the chance.

Amazon: Quintessence

Ring Pops: A book where someone gets married or a wedding shapes the plot.

Rouge Princess

Rogue Princess by [B.R. Myers]

Princess Delia knows she must choose a prince to marry in order to secure an alliance and save her failing planet. But she’d much rather have a shot a true love than an arranged marriage. She’s going to chart her own course in life so she steals one of her family’s spaceship and decides to runaway, only to find a stowaway. But who would have thought a princess on the run from an arranged marriage and a poor stowaway looking to find a better life off planet may be the only ones able to stop a planet wide rebellion.

Amazon: Rouge Princess

Baked Alaska: A book with a surprise.

Healer of the Water Monster by [Brian Young]

Nathan likes to spend time with his Nali during the summer in the Navajo Nation. even though he knows he’s in for a pretty uneventful summer with no electricity or cell service. On night when he gets lost in the desert all that when Nathan encounters a Holy Being from the Navajo creation story. A Water Monster and it needs his help!

Amazon: Healer of the Water Monster

Yuzu-A book with a sweet and tart protagonist

Long Lost by [Jacqueline West]

Eleven-year-old Fiona has just read a book that doesn’t exist.

When Fiona’s family moves to a new town to be closer to her older sister’s figure skating club—and far from Fiona’s close-knit group of friends—nobody seems to notice Fiona’s unhappiness. Alone and out of place, Fiona ventures to the town’s library, a rambling mansion donated by a long-dead heiress. And there she finds a gripping mystery novel about a small town, family secrets, and a tragic disappearance.

Soon Fiona begins to notice strange similarities that blur the lines between the novel and her new town. With a little help from a few odd Lost Lake locals, Fiona uncovers the book’s strange history. Lost Lake is a town of restless spirits, and Fiona will learn that both help and danger come from unexpected places—maybe even from the sister she thinks doesn’t care about her anymore.

Amazon: Long Lost

Posted in Announcements, Chopped Readathon, Readathons, TBR

Fancy Entrée Romance Dinner Readathon

For this round @OliviaTempleto6 and I wanted to make this the most fancy and decadent round. Like you were really having elegant dinner. Not to say dessert isn’t also fancy but you will definitely fill up on books here.

Steak and Lobster-an expensive book or one the looks fancy.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller by [Kathryn Williams]

It’s not everyday you learn you might be related to related to Anastasia or that the tragic princess actually survived her assassination attempt and has been living as the woman you know as Aunt Anna. I love the design on the cover and the idea of the book and the idea behind it. That’s why I’m choosing it for this prompt.

Amazon: The Storyteller

Edible Glitter-a book that has magic or a fantasy

Echoes and Empires by [Morgan Rhodes]

The battle or war in this case isn’t directly against a thing or another person, it’s against magic itself and those who practice it. When Josslyn Drake finds herself infected with a dangerous piece of magic in world where it, not only illegal but dangerous and deadly she must ally with the unlikely Jericho Nox, who offers her a deal: his help extracting the magic in exchange for the magic itself. Will deal be worth it or will Josslyn find herself in more trouble than she imagined as she learns about the world, magic and things she never expected.

Amazon: Echoes and Empires

Spaghetti-Good Friendships or Multiple Points of View

Another Kind

Six not so human kids have been kept in the Playroom, a government facility that was has been protecting them. Or at the very least keeping them safe from the eyes of the judgmental word where some would consider them nothing more than animals. They are at home there until a security breach forces them them into the real world and the path of the Collector.

Can the group band together to thwart the Collectors plans, or will they end of the next part of his collection?

Amazon: Another Kind

Dark Chocolate Truffles-a book from a darker genre mystery, horror, thriller.

Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves

Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves: A Novel by [Meg Long]

On a frozen wasteland of a planet, a girl is on the run with a wolf who is born to be a killer but bound to be her guide. As they fight to escape ice goblins, giant bears, and a ruthless leader intent on trapping them both, one question drives them relentlessly forward: where do you turn when there is nowhere to hide?

Amazon: Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves

Come back tomorrow and check out the final and most difficult portion of my TBR, the dessert.

Posted in Feature, Readathons, TBR

Romance Dinner Readathon Appetizer TBR

So we just launched our Chopped Romance Dinner Readathon. Now I wanted to be a good host and show you my TBR early.

Appetizers for the Romance Dinner Readathon

Pizza-A comfort read

Flashback by Shannon Messenger

Flashback (Keeper of the Lost Cities Book 7) by [Shannon Messenger]

Shannon Messenger’s books are comfort reads of mine I’ve read each of them a number of times. This will probably be my only long book for the readathon though because I will be focusing on you all. In this one the Neverseen hit Sophie and Fitz particularly hard. But Sophie and her friends are never going to give up and decide it’s time to fight back. In this showdown there will be more at stake than ever!

Strawberry-Book with a red cover

Lies My Memory Told Me by [Sacha Wunsch]

In a world where memories can be shared Nova can’t trust her own memories in this thriller, after she meets Kade a boy that makes her question the system and doesn’t seem to trust her.

Amazon: Lies My Memory Told Me

Milkshake-Two People Go on a quest

The Bone Spindle by [Leslie Vedder]

In this gender bent version of Sleeping Beauty Fi and Shane are two treasure hunters looking to break a curse in Briar Rose’s kingdom as well as pick up some treasure in the process. Billed as a cross between Sleeping beauty and Indiana Jones, this book has everything you want, romance, adventure and possession.

Amazon: The Bone Spindle

Leftovers-A book you started but didn’t finish

That Thing about Bollywood

That Thing about Bollywood by [Supriya Kelkar]

You know how in Bollywood when people are in love, they sing and dance from the mountaintops? Eleven-year-old Sonali wonders if they do the same when they’re breaking up. The truth is, Sonali’s parents don’t get along, and it looks like they might be separating. Dealing with this separation along with her little brother Ronak, Sonali, has a magical twist coming on and it’s about to shake up her life and her family!

Amazon: That Thing About Bollywood

Come back tomorrow for my Entrée TBR!

Posted in Readathons, TBR

Animals Royal Readathon TBR

So while I’m aware that running a readathon saps your energy and you can’t keep up with your own readathon, I’m going to try to keep up with two. I never claimed I was very smart, however so not to make myself completely crazy I’m going to allow myself to double count books. The prompts for the royal readathon are based on the different Disney animals

Khan: A Battle or War

Echoes and Empires

Echoes and Empires by [Morgan Rhodes]

The battle or war in this case isn’t directly against a thing or another person, it’s against magic itself and those who practice it. When Josslyn Drake finds herself infected with a dangerous piece of magic in world where it, not only illegal but dangerous and deadly she must ally with the unlikely Jericho Nox, who offers her a deal: his help extracting the magic in exchange for the magic itself. Will deal be worth it or will Josslyn find herself in more trouble than she imagined as she learns about the world, magic and things she never expected.

Amazon: Echoes and Empires

Thomas: Romance (Two People Meet and Fall in Love)

Rouge Princess

Rogue Princess by [B.R. Myers]

Princess Delia knows she must choose a prince to marry in order to secure an alliance and save her failing planet. But she’d much rather have a shot a true love than an arranged marriage. She’s going to chart her own course in life so she steals one of her family’s spaceship and decides to runaway, only to find a stowaway.

Aidan was hoping for much just borrowing a few palace trinkets to get off the planet, where he’s from a serving class that is treated like animals, he surely didn’t plan to have to deal with a princess stealing a spaceship. Maybe escaping on spaceship wasn’t the smartest idea but he sure didn’t expect to get kidnapped.

Unfortunately for Princess Delia she doesn’t even get off planet, but these two find their lives intertwined and in a perpetual battle of wits. But they soon find out there is much more at stake than their banter. They find out a rebel conspiracy that could destroy the planet forever together forever and now they must solve it together.

Amazon: Rouge Princess

Lucifer: Big Bad

Another Kind

Six not so human kids have been kept in the Playroom, a government facility that was has been protecting them. Or at the very least keeping them safe from the eyes of the judgmental word where some would consider them nothing more than animals. They are at home there until a security breach forces them them into the real world and the path of the Collector.

Can the group band together to thwart the Collectors plans, or will they end of the next part of his collection?

Amazon: Another Kind

Pluto: A book with an animal sidekick

Dog Star

Dog Star by [Megan Shepherd]

Based on a true story of Laika the first dog to go to space and her human friend Nina. Laika and Nina are both used to having to survive. Laika is used to having to fight other animals on the street until she was taken in by the Soviet Space Nina’s friend moved to America and now she who is facing bullies at school alone. Her whose father is a part of the Soviet Space Program. When the two meet in Nina’s father’s lab they slowly bond thawing their cold hearts and warming till they need each other. But with the Space Race hurtling on, the two will have to hard truths and shocking secrets. But will they find the courage to make their way all the way to the stars?

Amazon: Dog Star

Raja: A Book not set in Your Own County

Healer of the Water Monster ( Navajo Nation)

Healer of the Water Monster by [Brian Young]

Nathan likes to spend time with his Nali during the summer in the Navajo Nation. even though he knows he’s in for a pretty uneventful summer with no electricity or cell service. On night when he gets lost in the desert all that when Nathan encounters a Holy Being from the Navajo creation story. A Water Monster and it needs his help!

Amazon: Healer of the Water Monster

Max: A book set in or by the Sea

Northwind

Northwind by [Gary Paulsen]

When a plague hits young Leif’s village he must flee to the water in a cedar canoe in along a wind driven fjord shore he must rely on his wits and his growing trust of the ocean as he goes from one situation to the next unsure of where he’ll end up. With hints of Norse mythology. Gary Paulsen does another wonderfully paced survival story.

Amazon: Northwind

Simba-A book with royalty

The Storyteller

The Storyteller by [Kathryn Williams]

It’s not everyday you learn you might be related to related to Anastasia or that the tragic princess actually survived her assassination attempt and has been living as the woman you know as Aunt Anna.

Jess Morgan is getting tired of living to please everyone else but after discovering her late aunt’s diaries, they show her she isn’t the only one trying to hide who she really is.

But what’s the truth was her aunt a Romanov princess or is this some kind of hoax? To help figure it out Jess brings in college student Evan.

But does Jess want to know the truth and what does it mean for her finding her way in life? Either way the mystery will be solved and Jess will learn new things about herself as she uncovers this century old mystery

.Amazon: The Storyteller

TBR Wrapup For Royal Readathon Animals

So that’s it for Royal Readathon Animals expect some of these books to show up in the Chopped Romantic Dinner Edition TBR when it comes out later in the week.

Posted in Author Recommendations, new releases, Reviews

Girl in the Lake Review

The Girl in the Lake was a great piece of middle grade horror as I would expect from India Hill Brown. I loved the Forgotten Girl and was excited when I saw this book, I hadn’t known Brown was coming out with a new book, so this was a delightful suprise.

The Girl in the Lake by [India Hill Brown]

Summary

Celeste knows she should be excited to spend two weeks at her grandparents’ lake house with her brother, Owen, and their cousins Capri and Daisy, but she’s not.

Bugs, bad cell reception, and the dark waters of the lake… no thanks. On top of that, she just failed her swim test and hates being in the water—it’s terrifying. But her grandparents are strong believers in their family knowing how to swim, especially having grown up during a time of segregation at public pools.

And soon strange things start happening—the sound of footsteps overhead late at night. A flickering light in the attic window. And Celete’s cousins start accusing her of pranking them when she’s been no where near them!

Things at the old house only get spookier until one evening when Celeste looks in the steamy mirror after a shower and sees her face, but twisted, different…

Who is the girl in the mirror? And what does she want?

Review of The Girl in the Lake

India Hill Brown hit it out of the ball park again. I was 3/4 through the book and couldn’t figure out how they were going to resolve the problem with the ghost. The pacing was excellent, a reader would be scared up until near the end. If you have a middle grader who likes creepy books this is definitely headed in the right direction. I especially love the elements of Black history Brown always brings into her books, so if you want a horror story by a BIPOC, this is the one for you.

Amazon: The Girl in the Lake

Posted in TBR

List of Books for January

So I realized I hadn’t put out a list of the books I planned to read for the month, I put a few on Pondathon, but I hadn’t put out a TBR, so since my goal is ten I’ll show you the ten books I plan on reading. I can’t promise they will be the books I’ll read because we know I’m a huge mood reader. But here is a list and we’ll hopefully go from here.

1)Yusuf Azeem is not a Hero.

Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero by [Saadia Faruqi]

The first of on my list and the first book I finished for the year. A very timely book book about a Muslim boy dealing with prejudice in the shadow of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. You can find my review here.

2)The Girl in the Lake

The Girl in the Lake by [India Hill Brown]

This is the book that I’m currently on it’s a great middle grade horror, I’m midway through and I haven’t figured out how they are going to resolve the monster yet so it’s really an A+ another hit for India Hill Brown.

3)Stowaway

Stowaway by [John David Anderson]

Next on the list is Stowaway a sci-fi adventure about a boy who stows away on a ship with the hope of finding his father, there is war, there are aliens. It just sounds like a great adventure.

4) Your Life Has Been Delayed

Your Life Has Been Delayed by [Michelle I. Mason]

A great speculative fiction book about a young woman whose flight takes off only to land twenty five years later. Movies have explored some of the concepts here but this is the first time I’ve seen it in a book and I’m really looking forward to reading how it’s done.

5) Parked

Parked by [Danielle Svetcov]

I’ve been trying to read this book since last year but I’ve never been able to fit it in. I’m going to try to change it this month. Dealing with homelessness and told in alternating chapters this story shines with great characters all the while putting a light on an important problem.

6) Making Friends Volume 2

Picking up where the last book left off Dany still has her magical sketchbook and is friends with Madison she and her friends know about the magic of the sketch, and have defeated Prince Neptune what could go wrong from here?

7) Rouge Princess

Rogue Princess by [B.R. Myers]

I’ve been trying to get this sci-fi retelling of Cinderella read since last year, other things just kept coming up. This month I plan on getting it read.

8) Operation Sisterhood

Operation Sisterhood by [Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich]

Billed a good pick for fans of the new Babysitter’s Club I had this to the list, it’s about four new sisters finding ways to be a family.

9) The Kindred

The Kindred by [Alechia Dow]

Alechia Dow’s newest hit about people who are connected to others though what seem like minds or souls. It looks very interesting and I can’t wait to read it.

10) Lodestar

Lodestar (Keeper of the Lost Cities Book 5) by [Shannon Messenger]

Just re-reading through the Keeper of the Lost Cities books again.

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized

Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero

I don’t think I have to tell anyone now I’m a fan of Saadia Faruqi’s stories. But I found Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero especially timely. I was about two years younger than Yusuf’s uncle when 9/11 happened but I had the white privilege to not be aware of it, plus I had raging untreated mental illness at the time.

However everything did change after 9/11 just something in the atmosphere. Most older millennials I think see it as the end of our childhood, the carefree atmosphere of the 90s we grew up with as false as it may have been just never returned. I think Faruqi does a good job express this when the adults are asked in the story about 9/11, its like everything has changed in 20 years but nothing has changed at all.

Yusuf Azeem is not a Hero

Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero by [Saadia Faruqi]

Summary

Yusuf Azeem has spent all his life in the small town of Frey, Texas—and nearly that long waiting for the chance to participate in the regional robotics competition, which he just knows he can win.

Only, this year is going to be more difficult than he thought. Because this year is the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, an anniversary that has everyone in his Muslim community on edge.

With “Never Forget” banners everywhere and a hostile group of townspeople protesting the new mosque, Yusuf realizes that the country’s anger from two decades ago hasn’t gone away. Can he hold onto his joy—and his friendships—in the face of heartache and prejudice?

Review

This is a great book for teaching kids about 9/11 and delving somewhat into the divided atmosphere inspired by Trump extremism. The Patriot Sons could just has easily have been the Proud Boys, and knowing that this was inspired by a real event saddens but doesn’t surprise me. I’m sure things like this are taking place all over the US right now. I just hope some of them have the same results as in the book. Finally I learned a lot about robotics reading the book, it’s amazing what can be done. I’d be really interested to learn more about that subject. Overall though it was a great and unfortunately timely book. Great work from Faruqi as always.

Amazon: Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero

Posted in backlog reviews, Reviews

What Stars Are Made Of: Backlog Review

So I read a lot in 2021 but I wasn’t good at keeping up with reviews after I read like I had been in previous years. What Stars are Made of was one of those books. I read lots of #OwnVoices books by disabled authors the disability written about in this book is written about in one other book I know about the Silver Gate but in the Silver Gate the author isn’t #OwnVoices.

What Stars are Made Of

Summary

Twelve-year-old Libby Monroe is great at science, being optimistic, and talking to her famous, accomplished friends (okay, maybe that last one is only in her head). She’s not great at playing piano, sitting still, or figuring out how to say the right thing at the right time in real life. Libby was born with Turner Syndrome, and that makes some things hard. But she has lots of people who love her, and that makes her pretty lucky.

When her big sister Nonny tells her she’s pregnant, Libby is thrilled―but worried. Nonny and her husband are in a financial black hole, and Libby knows that babies aren’t always born healthy. So she strikes a deal with the universe: She’ll enter a contest with a project about Cecelia Payne, the first person to discover what stars are made of. If she wins the grand prize and gives all that money to Nonny’s family, then the baby will be perfect. Does she have what it takes to care for the sister that has always cared for her? And what will it take for the universe to notice?

Review

I think this book was primarily written to encourage young girls with being newly diagnosed with Turner’s Syndrome and their parents. And that’s okay! It does its job very well, Libby is a smart, funny, encouraging protagonist who is used to her condition and could help someone who is newly diagnosed be less scared. It could also help them maybe be more at peace with some of their symptoms. I’m also always a fan of where people with different conditions get their own books. I also like all the information about female scientist Cecelia Payne that Libby researches throughout the book, and her final project is wonderful. Finally I like the conversation between her and Nonny about the baby.

Overall this was a great book, I love a #OwnVoice book by a disabled writer and always want to see more of those.