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MG Book Review: When Friendship Follows You Home by Paul Griffin

Paul Griffin’s newest middle grade novel, When Friendship Followed Me Home, is a beautiful book. By turns funny, sad, sweet, and thoughtful, it surprised me over and over. The story follows former foster child Ben Coffin, a Coney Island kid who’s used to getting picked on and who prefers hanging out with characters in books and his imagination rather than other kids. But all that changes when he meets Flip, a scruffy, abandoned mutt. Ben [...]

By |2016-08-02T10:24:25-04:00July 18th, 2016|Book Review|0 Comments

MG Book Review: The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

Ali Benjamin’s debut Middle Grade book, The Thing About Jellyfish, is luminous. And that’s a terrible pun, I know, but truly this book glows with a subtle inner life, much like the jellyfish that float throughout it. The bones of the story are simple: our narrator Suzy and her best friend Franny drift apart as they enter middle school. Increasingly, Suzy feels isolated as the things that interest her—science facts and the world at large— [...]

By |2016-03-25T09:03:58-04:00March 25th, 2016|Book Review|0 Comments
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