My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian

Jennifer Donovan is a Round 1 Judge for Middle Grade Fiction this year. Besides blogging at her own site, Snapshot, she's the managing editor at 5 Minutes for Books, an online community featuring reviews of books for all ages, giveaways, thoughts on reading and plenty more. Jennifer was also a participant in our Cybils Challenge last month, and she's our featured reviewer for today.

MyLifeAsABook Earlier this month, she looked at Middle Grade Fiction nominee My Life as a Book, written by Janet Tashjian with illustrations by her son Jake Tashjian. Described as a good read for reluctant readers, the story itself is about a reluctant reader named Derek and his journey (or battle) with a summer reading assignment. Jennifer says:

I like the fact that the point is made that he does like to read–comic books and the like. He just doesn’t want to read school books.

Click here to read the rest of the review, plus a few more reviews of Cybils MG nominees.