Cybils veteran Andi Sibley is our feature reviewer of the day. She's a Round 1 judge for Middle Grade Fiction and a blogger (since 2006!) over at A Wrung Sponge, where she reviews books, software, and electronic resources for children and young adults with a particular interest in multicultural and diverse books. Fun Fact: She's also a Poetry Friday regular, and if you haven't seen her lovely photos that accompany her poems, you're missing out!
A couple of months ago, she reviewed Middle Grade Fiction finalist Wonder by R.J. Palacio, the story of a boy with a severe facial deformity about to start classes at a mainstream school for the first time. However, rather than being simply difficult or depressing, it's a memorable and lovely story--as Andi said in her review,
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It's a really wonderful book that stays with you. The more I think about it the more I get out of it. I can see this one being on everyone's list for a long time.