Our featured review for this first Wednesday in November is a nominee for Middle Grade Fiction, reviewed by Round 2 judge Greg Pattridge. Greg is a teacher, mentor, and writer who blogs about MG books at (what else) Always in the Middle. Over the summer, he reviewed Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson, the author of Sidekicked and various other MG and YA books. In his review, Greg said:
“The story is told from the alternating viewpoints of three sixth grade boys, Topher, Brand and Steve. They each move the plot forward but also reminisce about what events caused their deep connection with Ms. Bixby. It’s fascinating and effective story telling even though you feel like the ending might be a heart breaker.”
Read the rest of the review–and some fun facts–right here.