Today's featured review comes from Ali Breidenstein, a Round 1 Judge for Middle Grade Fiction who posts at Literary Lunchbox. She reviews a wide range of books from picture books through young adult novels, as well as participating in various blog challenges. Fun fact: One of her favorite books is Island of the Blue Dolphins.
Another book she enjoyed was MG Fiction Cybils nominee The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani. When you're half-Indian and half-Jewish, and you have to start all over again at a new school, and you're in MIDDLE SCHOOL on top of it all, life gets pretty complicated. In Ali's review, she says:
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In her debut MG book, Veera Hiranandani skillfully captures the social dynamics of middle school. Reading her book transported me back to my own adolescence - some of it good and some of it bad.