Poppy Mayberry The Monday is a delightful and imaginative book for middle grade readers (mostly girls because of the sweet romance factor). Poppy is a very likable and relatable character. She was born on a Monday which means her special power is telekinesis. Each day of the week holds a different power. Poppy is still trying to work out the kinks of special ability. Her ex-friend, turned nemesis Ella is a Thursday and can read minds—not good for either girls. Both girls are sent away for the summer to a special school where they learn to control and manage their powers. The temperamental principal at the school assigns both girls along with two boys to a difficult challenge. If they accomplish the task, they can leave the miserable school and return home.

Not only is this an interesting scenario, it’s a friendship story woven throughout the plot. Girl’s friendships can be complicated and this is very true with Poppy and Ella. This book is a great example of combining fantasy with real life situations, like communication and building friendships.

Poppy Mayberry The Monday by Jennie K. Brown was published by Tantrum Books. To order the book, click here.

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