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All's Faire in Middle School
All's Faire in Middle School | Victoria Jamieson
Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! The Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire. Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she's eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she'll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind--she'll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled! But it's not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don't) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family's unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy apartment. Impy has always thought of herself as a heroic knight, but when she does something really mean in order to fit in, she begins to wonder whether she might be more of a dragon after all. As she did in Roller Girl, Victoria Jamieson perfectly--and authentically--captures the bittersweetness of middle school life with humor, warmth, and understanding.
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Victoria Jamieson's second book, All's Faire in Middle School, is a joy. Both of my boys loved. Jamieson, the author of Roller Girl, is back with Imogene who is beginning middle school after having been homeschooled all her life. Imogene's parents work at a Renaissance Faire, and her life takes a great turn when she becomes a squire in the Renaissance show every weekend. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod When she enters school for the first time, Imogene discovers that she doesn't understand the rules of middle school, and she makes some mistakes on the way toward achieving knighthood in both spheres of her life. Fabulous middle-grade read. 2mo
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@Schlinkles Thank you so much for the amazing #FeedAReader box! I'm super excited about the books that you picked, and I love all of the wonderful extra goodies you sent. That yarn is beautiful! Thanks!❤
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tpixie Wow brand new Liane Moriarty! 9mo
ephemeralwaltz Cute tote! 9mo
Schlinkles I‘m glad you like everything, sorry again for being late! 9mo
Rachel.Rencher @cobwebmoth I'm working on your final Feed A Reader this week! Do you have any books on your wishlist? 😊❤ 8mo
cobwebmoth @Rachel.Rencher I don't own any of the books on my Litsy TBR, but I'm also open to things that aren't listed there. Thank you!❤ 8mo
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Cute! Made me nostalgic in a good way about ren faires (haven't been to one in ages) and annoyed nostalgic about the middle school experience which I know is pretty universally crappy.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Today was opening day at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. I couldn‘t resist picking this one up at the bookshop!

Wan.der.love Love that festival! I still have a dried flower crown from years ago 😂 12mo
Crystallinegirl I picked it up the following weekend, also at MDRF! 11mo
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Krisjericho
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I loved Roller Girl. Loved. It is one of my go-to recommendations. This is good, but it isn‘t quite up to that level. I think it will appeal to the same audience as Roller Girl, and it is a good representation of middle school. The Ren Faire background adds a fun element.

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So freaking good.

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AmberWB
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I really enjoyed this one, which isn‘t surprising, given how much I liked RollerGirl. I LOVE that the main character is a pre-teen who wants to be a knight one day. I think this will be a book my daughter will really enjoy as she gets older.

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GondorGirl
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As someone who has worked renaissance festivals for over half my life (20 years!) I found this graphic novel charming. Imogen (Impy) grew up homeschooled with rennie parents, but decides to attend public middle school. Things don't go as planned and she learns some valuable lessons. A cute story for anyone, but a MUST READ for anyone who had worked circuit or frequents renaissance festivals. I snort-laughed in the airplane.

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AmberWB
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It‘s been an eventful 12 hours. Kid #2 fell out of bed and managed to hit her head on the bed frame, leaving her with a huge gash by her eye. Finally ended up taking her to urgent care, and 7 stitches later, we are home. It was fairly traumatic for the whole family, so we rewarded ourselves with donuts and a trip to Target- she got a Transformer and I ended up with some books. And now, we all need naps!

TrishB Kids and accidents 😔 glad all is well now! 1y
RJHowe Speedy recovery to all of you 1y
AmberWB @TrishB @RJHowe Thanks! She handled it like a champ- better than her mom. 😉 (edited) 1y
Biensoul Oh no! If anyone can be a trooper, it‘s her! (I LOVE LOVE&GELATO, btw!) Hope your day gets better! 1y
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Johanna414
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I‘m not sure if I like this or Roller Girl better- they were both so good! Victoria Jamieson writes about issues that all pre-teens can relate to, but in super fun settings like roller derby competitions and Renaissance faires

LiteraryinLititz Loved them both!!! 1y
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Johanna414
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Lane had some sort of 24 hour bug so I was up most of last night cleaning up toddler vomit... I‘m exhausted but I really want to at least start my next book. I‘ve been back and forth between these two, but I think the graphic novel will be best with aforementioned exhaustion.
Also, what is it about cats that they want to snuggle when it‘s 80 degrees in the house?!

CouronneDhiver Oh dear... 🤒 1y
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RealLifeReading
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I loved Jamieson‘s previous comic, Roller Girl, and was excited to read this one. Jamieson is great at portraying young girls and the Renaissance Faire setting was such fun! Imogene‘s entering middle school after years of homeschooling, and her adjustment, the peer pressure was very realistic. I loved her relationship with her family and it was just such a great read!

bookishkris I picked this up over the weekend, looking forward to reading it. 1y
AmberWB I almost bought this over the weekend! Now I pretty much have to pick it up. 😉 1y
RealLifeReading @bookishkris hope you like it! 1y
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RealLifeReading @AmberWB definitely! 😀 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay! Looks like a fun book! 1y
Cinfhen Fabulous choice 🗡💕🗡 1y
RealLifeReading @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen thanks guys! I need to do a bit of catching up for #booked2018 this quarter! 1y
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Squire Imogene kept me company in the hospital waiting room today.

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ravenlee
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Excellent read! I love finding a book with a protagonist who makes some bad choices and makes you dislike her a little, but redeems herself. And I love the idea of middle school as a quest!

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GatheringBooks
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#EmojiMadness Day 14: While I enjoyed Jamieson‘s Roller Girl, I fell in love with this one which had a bigger heart, I felt, and tackled important family issues. It touched on race and prejudice without dwelling on it too much, punctured the middle-grade cliques on popularity and poverty without appearing over-drawn, just real. I especially loved how the main protagonist used 🤹‍♂️ to deal with life issues, without appearing flippant in the least.

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faelinwolf
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Oh, I love Harry Potter references! ❤❤❤

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GatheringBooks
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#FierceFeb Day 24: I am really enjoying the warm and casual relationship between father and daughter in Jamieson‘s latest graphic novel that brings to light what life is like among people who are part of Renaissance Fairs. I am also thinking that middle graders‘ battlecry is something along the lines of #PapaDontPreach.

batsy Well played! 😊 I've seen this book on Litsy and it looks delightful. 1y
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Really liked this one!!! ❤️

readinginthedark I‘ve been meaning to read this but had to return it to the library. 😕 2y
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LiteraryinLititz
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I absolutely loved this spunky graphic novel! I think Victoria Jamieson is my favorite author of middle grade graphic novels. Her characters are flawed and therefore relatable. The illustrations are vibrant and detailed. This story was about a girl whose family works at the Ren Faire and who starts traditional school after years of homeschooling. She navigates the social maze while training to be a squire at the faire. I hope she writes more!

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AmandaL
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I took this out for my youngest, started reading it myself, and was totally sucked in. It's about a girl who's family works the Renaissance Faire every year, starting middle school. This is from the same author of Roller Girl. She gets the tone, confusion and social pit falls of middle school just right. I am a fan. #MG #graphicnovel #kidlit

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Last book of my #comicthon today! This was a fun story of a girl whose family works at Renaissance Faire starting middle school. Very relatable but oof, the struggles with mean girls and making friends was hard to read. Good for fans of Telgemeier and the author's first book, Roller Girl.

And that is officially all the #graphicnovels I have out from the library! What should I request next, Littens?

Eyelit I second Locke & Key (if you haven‘t already read it) 😃 I‘d also recommend Harrow County - cause inn currently reading it and loving it. 2y
emtobiasz @Eyelit LOVE Harrow County! @CatLass007 I tried Locke and Key a few years ago but was turned off by how bloody it was. I might have to give it another shot-- most comics don't hook me until the 2nd or 3rd volume! 2y
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CatLass007 Have you tried FABLES? 2y
CatLass007 Also, Neil Gaiman‘s The Sandman. I ❤️Neil Gaiman. 2y
DaviBooktrovert I loved that the author included the dumb comments on homeschooling, they're actually accurate 2y
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silentrequiem
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First book done for #LitsyPartyOfOne! And this was great fun. A charming story of friendship and finding your place in the world. Huzzah!

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Finally getting through this charming graphic novel! #LitsyPartyOfOne

EvieBee I‘m waiting for my copy from the library. Can‘t wait! 2y
silentrequiem @EvieBee It was really cute! 2y
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silentrequiem
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Tortilla soup with this fun graphic novel. Mmmm.

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silentrequiem
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This looks adorable!

moranadatter It‘s lovely. Hope you enjoy it! 2y
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brandymuses
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Books purchased last night.

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BucklingBookshelves
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#10years10books #readathon

2017-All‘s Faire in Middle School
2016-Winter Magic
2015-Wolf by Wolf
2014-Bittersweet
2013-The Naturals
2012-City of Dark Magic
2011-Wonderstruck
2010-The Distant Hours
2009-Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
2008-Graceling
2007-Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

BucklingBookshelves Actually, it‘s 11 books! And I‘m hoping my Goodreads app didn‘t steer me wrong on the dates... harder to tell original pub date vs. edition pub date in the app! 2y
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RowReads1
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It took me three weeks to read this one😂. That's not a comment on the book itself. It's really good. I like how Jamieson is able to portray pre-teens and the many activities that shape their lives.

Tamra Thanks for sharing! 2y
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amie
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So good! I wish books like this existed when I was kid.

moranadatter Me too! I would have adored this one. 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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This book about a middle schooler whose parents work at RenFaire gave me all the feels! RenFaire always comes to our area in October and November, and when I saw it at our local indie book shop, I couldn't help buying it for my daughter, who is also a big fan of a Roller Girl.

She's read it 5 times in a week! It's a really sweet story. Perfect October read! #middlegrade

merelybookish I'm so glad your daughter liked it! I picked it up for mine but she saw Middle School in the title and refused to read it. (She's in 6th Grade. 🙄) 2y
4thhouseontheleft @merelybookish Aw, that's too bad! M is in 4th grade, and fascinated with all things middle-school right now. She also LOVES #RenFaire. 😃 2y
cobwebmoth I should get this for my kids, since I work at the local renaissance festival. 😊 2y
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Victoria Jamison is so good at capturing middle school and the emotions of of adolescence through such interesting and humorous lenses. This is a must-read!

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All the Renaissance Faire feels!

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So cute! I loved Roller Girl and was excited to read this! I'm not into RenFaire but I know many are and definitely get the appeal, this was a fun vicarious experience. But besides that this is a perfect MG book...it's about a nice kid struggling to fit in and dealing with the fallout of missteps along the way. So refreshing to see conflict resolution handled this deftly! And class issues as well! And budding sexuality! Just read this, it's great!

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BucklingBookshelves
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Three new graphic novels I have out from the library to get back in on the #comicscraze. #30daysofreadathon

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gossamerchild
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My #nextup, because all my best reads this month seem to be #comics.

#fallintobooks @RealLifeReading

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What I read during #comicthon. Not as much as I'd like, but it made a dent.

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Another precious story with bravery and heart from Victoria Jamieson. Middle school is hard to navigate, and this story perfectly captures that reality. Super cute, super fun. Always a joy. ❤

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Spanish_Broom
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Really enjoyed this one! Great family, and true to life school angst. Middle school really was the worst...

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Jen_Reads
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Being a kids lead at BN means I just buy up all the fun graphic novels. I just actually love the ones by Victoria Jamieson. Roller Girl is a fave.

#graphicnovels #kidsbooks #books

GondorGirl I need to check this one out! Thanks! 2y
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itsme_lori
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Just finished this middle-grade graphic novel and loved it! Such a great story about friendship and bullies and growing up and being yourself. I highly recommend it. My eight year old daughter loved it also because of the flawed characters. I think it's super important for kids to be able to read books about other kids who make mistakes and do things they know they shouldn't and see how they make them right again and this one did that really well!

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! 2y
itsme_lori @RaimeyGallant Thank you!! 2y
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abbylibrarian
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June #readingstats. I read more than I thought I had but tons of these were graphic novels! I also loved the Narwhal and Jelly books and A Season of Daring Greatly. #summerreading

JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏📚❤️‼️ 2y
brownekr All's Faire was delightful!! 2y
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This week's #bookmail. I didn't realize ALL'S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL was literally about a girl who adores the Renaissance Faire until it showed up at the store. A graphic novel designed for my obsessions - yes, please! 📚