I bought this book a couple weeks ago and it is perfect for my first #bbrc prompt. This book is told in emails and letters. This book reminded me a lot of The Parent Trap. Avery and Bett find out that their dads are dating and are going to send them to same summer camp while they take a trip to China. They don‘t like each other until the meet at the camp. But when a bunch of events happen and they find out their dads aren‘t together anymore 👇🏻
I‘ve read this already but it was at an irresistible price so I bought it 😂 two girls reluctantly bond when their Dads become a couple... by the time they‘ve gotten used to the idea, the Dads have split and that‘s when the idea to stage a parent trap comes in... what could go wrong? Literally everything. Loved this!
I really enjoyed this story told through emails and letters. Bett & Avery live on opposite sides of the U.S. and do not want to be forced to get to know each other at camp just because their dads are in a relationship. Yet their friendship develops through writing to each other. It touched on some serious topics but also made me laugh out loud several times. I also really enjoyed the ending.
#MiddleGrade #epistolary #TRS2020
This was so cute. I really enjoyed this one. It was almost a modern take on The Parent Trap in some ways with the summer call and two different parents and newfound friendship. It was a bit annoying to listen to in parts because of the epistolary styled, but other than that, I really thought this was fun!
Two single fathers, both with 12-year-old daughters, meet at a convention and start a bi-costal romance. The dads scheme to get their girls to the same summer camp.
In a series of emails before camp, the girls agree they won‘t be friends. Obviously.
This is a story of the plans you make and how the unexpected results shape your life. And love. That too.
4.5⭐️ to this epistolary MG novel
I‘ve had a headache today and needed something cute and fun. This fits!
Book 8 of 2020 #ToNightOwlFromDogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer - This book is so sweet and charming - and a little bittersweet - but so good! Bett and Avery are thrown together at camp when their newly-in-love dads head to China. They are supposed to bond so their new family can be formed. Part Parent Trap, part adventure, part caper... I cannot wait to share this with my students! Love this one - highly recommend!5 ⭐️
So I wrote a blog post about my favourite reads of 2019. I somehow whittled this list of 24 down to 5. Can you guess which made it? Might need to go over there to see. https://trishtalkstexts.wordpress.com/2019/12/21/best-books-2019/ uhm, spoiler I don‘t talk much about them, just about that they represent. Anyhoo, already reading 2020 books, so I might be calling it on 2019. #neversaynever
Today‘s library haul. I‘m on maternity leave from my library so I actually visited our local library (my childhood library 🥰)!
My friend described the tagged book as similar to The Parent Trap (which I convinced my 4 year old to watch with me; both versions; thanks Disney+!) so I‘m excited to read it!
Posting a book that gave me all the emotions @ljuliel
Read this one earlier this year for #lmpbc and I felt all the things! Happy, sad, and everything in between. Written for middle graders, it‘s an epistolary novel that follows the friendship developing between two girls whose gay dads start dating and decide to send them to summer camp together. I laughed and I cried so hard... it is undoubtedly a must read for all ages. ❤️😭😍
I absolutely loved To Night Owl from Dogfish, an epistolary, middle-grade novel from Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer. Told entirely through emails and letters, the book is about the friendship between Averly and Bett. When their fathers' romance culminates in a plot to make the girls friends by sending them to the CIGI camp for the summer. (continued in comments)
I loved this middle grade summer camp novel, told in emails and letters between two very different girls. Avery and Bett are thrown together when their dads, who are dating, send them off (unwillingly) to the same camp. Other voices chime in throughout the novel, and the full cast recording was fantastic. It‘s a sweet update on a Parent Trap-type story, and I was rooting for everyone to find their happy ending.
This last book from our #lmpbc group was also sent out. While I loved all four books the group chose, this one was hands down my absolute favorite! The story is told through emails and letters, mostly between Avery and Bett with a few from the grown-ups in their lives. I laughed, I cried, I finished it in less than 24 hours as I literally could not put it down (thank goodness it was a weekend so I could shirk all other duties to read this). ❤️😆😭
This was an impulse grab from the library because of Meg Wolitzer ( I loved The Interestings) and it‘s epistolary and the 2 letter writers are going/at camp so a perfect summer read. It is such a great book. The girls are perfect, smart, flawed, funny. There are events you see coming and you just want to close your eyes but others that you don‘t and leave you stunned. I cried at the end. How‘s that for a Young Reader ❤️
Working on my charcuterie game to fuel my reading on hot summer nights
I did not expect to love this as much as I did. I thought it was a great modern take on The Parent Trap. I almost wouldn‘t recommend the audio because for the first two hours, the characters respond to the same e-mail chain and if I have to hear the phrase re re re re re: You don‘t know me again, I might lose it. But besides that, the cast for the audiobook did a great job and really brought the characters to life. #diversemiddlegrade #booked2019
This is like a modern-day Parent Trap but rather than getting the parents together, the girls are trying to keep the parents apart.
I love Meg Wolitzer, so I was psyched to read this middle-grade, epistolary novel co-written by her & Holly Sloan. A few pages in, I became worried that the authors captured the authentic voices of two 12-year-old girls TOO WELL. I was a little annoyed by them, tbh. But soon enough I was charmed by Bet, Avery & their assorted cast of grown-ups. Each character has so much heart, & they work so hard both to protect their hearts & open them up. 👇🏻
Without the lure of coffee, I might never be coaxed out of bed...
Every single month, I think I have a really nice TBR set up. Then my Junior Library Guild box shows up... I want to read them all! To Night Owl from Dogfish is definitely going on the list - in fact, I might start it tonight.
#librarianproblems #schoollibraries #litsyloveslibraries #librariansoflitsy
This book is a collection of letters between two girls who never want to meet. Once you start this book, you will have a hard time putting it down. I am thankful to my friend who said, hey all, let's read this. It will now go on my always recommend pile.
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Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer‘s middle grade humorous contemporary novel (for children aged 9+) is an LGBTQ+ friendly take on THE PARENT TRAP. I very much enjoyed the epistolary format as the girls exchange emails and try to come up with a plan to fix their problem and while some of the plot twists are obvious, others come out from left field so that you‘re left with a charming, funny read with good diversity.
“You don‘t know me, but I‘m writing you anyway.”
When Bett Devlin reaches out to Avery Allenberry Bloom to explain that their dads are in love - she has no desire to be friends. Definitely not sisters.
And this starts the most diverse, gorgeous, laugh out loud middle grade novel I‘ve ever read.
Using this one for #booked2019 #diversemiddlegrade
If you‘re think about reading this - what are you waiting for?
All the stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️