A girl uses makeup as a refuge while navigating friendships and her parents’ divorce in Barbara Dee’s Violets Are Blue.
Browsing: middle grade review
I don’t know exactly what I was expecting from Paul Acampora’s Danny Constantino’s First (And Maybe Last?) Date, but what I got was delightful.
Tod Olson’s Into the Clouds follows the experiences of three groups of mountaineers as they attempt to summit the deadly K2.
If you have not read the first two books in Frank L. Cole’s Potions Masters trilogy, stop here. Go read them before reading The Seeking Serum.
Christine Day’s debut novel, I Can Make This Promise, is a heartfelt novel that follows a girl as she unravels her family’s past.
Brandon Mull’s third book in the Dragonwatch series, Master of the Phantom Isle, takes up where Wrath of the Dragon King left off.
What do you do when your parents’ expectations aren’t something you can live up to? Sarah Jean Horwitz explores that idea in The Dark Lord Clementine.
Kathleen Benner Duble’s The Root of Magic has a Tuck Everlasting feel to it. It has a dreamlike quality that meanders at a decent pace.
Cathleen Young’s The Pumpkin War is a quick-moving novel full of humor and heart. It’s a great contemporary choice for this summer.
The Queen’s Secret, the second book in Jessica Day George’s Rose Legacy trilogy, is so frustrating. Why? Because we have to wait until 2020 for the third book.