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To Night Owl From Dogfish
To Night Owl From Dogfish | Meg Wolitzer, Holly Goldberg Sloan
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From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters. Avery Bloom, who's bookish, intense, and afraid of many things, particularly deep water, lives in New York City. Bett Devlin, who's fearless, outgoing, and loves all animals as well as the ocean, lives in California. What they have in common is that they are both twelve years old, and are both being raised by single, gay dads. When their dads fall in love, Bett and Avery are sent, against their will, to the same sleepaway camp. Their dads hope that they will find common ground and become friends--and possibly, one day, even sisters. But things soon go off the rails for the girls (and for their dads too), and they find themselves on a summer adventure that neither of them could have predicted. Now that they can't imagine life without each other, will the two girls (who sometimes call themselves Night Owl and Dogfish) figure out a way to be a family?
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suvata
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This is like a modern-day Parent Trap but rather than getting the parents together, the girls are trying to keep the parents apart.

Alex100 Hello how you doing I just went through your page and you have a pretty interesting point of view so I was wondering if we could be friends 2w
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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First pool day of the summer here in dc for me. I got some great reading done. Including this cute middle grade about found families.

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LibrarianRyan
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@Readergrrl I am so sorry. I thought I sent this out WEEKS ago. I found it in the car last night.

I will get it sent out today.

#LMPBC

Readergrrl No problemo!!! I still have to get mine out too! End of school year chaos is doing nothing for my reading obligations!!! 4w
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monalyisha
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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. 👇🏻

monalyisha 1/1: I think the narrative captures the utter normalcy & specific challenges of growing up with gay parents/single parents. Wolitzer & Goldberg-Sloan explore issues such as: racism, classism, homophobia, & menstruation in a completely age-appropriate way. The tone is serious when it needs to be, & so quirky & funny when it doesn‘t. I‘ll be recommending this to the 5th & 6th grade students/patrons at my library, for sure. (edited) 1mo
monalyisha @wanderinglynn This is book 3/4 for the #bookfitnesschallenge! 1mo
guinsgirlreads Awesome job on your book goal!! 1mo
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BethM Killing your book goal! 1mo
wanderinglynn You‘re killing your book goal! You may have to up it a bit! 🙌🏻 1mo
monalyisha @wanderinglynn I was thinking that. But I also start an intensive Summer class tomorrow. So maybe not. We shall see! 1mo
VanChocStrawberry Ohhhh...I‘m gonna have to check this one out. Go you! Book goals 👏👏 1mo
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 1mo
Clwojick This book looks adorable! 💜💚💗 1mo
dariazeoli Way to go with your book goal! 1mo
Caterina You have me convinced, this is on my TBR now! You're doing fantastic with your book goal! I hope with your summer intensive you still find time to read, but I think you'll definitely be able to reach your book goal either way! 💕 1mo
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monalyisha
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Without the lure of coffee, I might never be coaxed out of bed...

Tamra I as just thinking the same thing, but with tea. 🙂 Plus it got chilly overnight so I‘m even more tempted to remain. 1mo
Ashley_Nicoletto That book was amazingggg. It kept me in bed reading much longer than I should have been a few mornings. 1mo
monalyisha @Tamra Ditto! But the chill breeze felt kinda nice while snuggled under lots of blankets... I got up finally. I mean, I‘m on the couch. 😅 So, sort-of. 1mo
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Johanna414
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I am so glad I picked this upon a whim the other day! I absolutely loved Bett and Avery as they learned to deal with the possibility of their families merging. The epistolary format was a lot of fun - it‘s been awhile since I‘ve read anything like that.

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Johanna414
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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

Sara_Planz Loved To Night Owl from Dogfish!!! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Start it tonight. You‘ll finish it quickly 2mo
Johanna414 @LibrarianRyan ended up spending all evening in urgent care with the baby after her big brother sprayed a cleaning solution in her face... she‘s good, just some badly irritated eyes. But I think I‘ll still have time to start it once they‘re both asleep 2mo
LibrarianRyan @Johanna414 ohhhhhh nooooo. I‘m glad she is okay. Here is hoping for a peaceful evening. 2mo
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LibrarianRyan
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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.
#ReadHarder
#Booked19
#LittleLoveBingo
#NancyDrewChallenge

Full Review on GR and LT

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Quippe
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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.

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emtobiasz
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Crepes Suzette and a hilarious #middlegrade read 💛

ElishaLovesBooks Loved this book! 2mo
saresmoore I‘m reading this via audio right now and loving it! 2mo
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irre
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Delightful middle grade novel #readharder #blameitonlitsy

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lycomayflower
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All right, April

Lcsmcat Lovely! 2mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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“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. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cinfhen @LibrarianRyan just reviewed this one too!! Sounds great 😄 2mo
Cinfhen @Lmstraubie you might be interested in this book!! And you too @4thhouseontheleft 2mo
Lmstraubie @Cinfhen Thank you! It's on my (neverending) TBR list. So many books! So little time 😔 2mo
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LibrarianRyan
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Perfect. Wonderful. Catch my full review on GR and LT. I‘ll say no more here since it‘s #lmpbc selection for the middle grade group.

@WanderingBookaneer not in one sitting but in 24 hours. I‘ll get it in the mail late this week or weekend. @Readergrrl @MeganAnn

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LibrarianRyan
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First @WanderingBookaneer thank you for choosing this book. I‘m in love. I‘m where we discover what/who A. And it‘s aftermath!! Ahhhh so good but I have to go back to work. 😕

Also, in general, sorry for not being present. My phone is broken. The right side of it stopped working so I can do very little. They are sending me a new one. And it should be here by Wednesday at the latest. While I‘m waiting thank goodness for my iPad.

WanderingBookaneer So glad you are loving it! I did too. I read it while I was on the cruise and finished it the same day I started it. 2mo
WanderingBookaneer Did you interrupt 2mo
LibrarianRyan @WanderingBookaneer yes. I needed a break. The book is bigger than it looks. It has really thin pages. I‘m enjoying it, but at times it‘s dense. 2mo
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Bettlovesbooks
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Absolutely brilliant...heart warmingly funny and sensitive and just full of all sorts of loveliness. Definitely recommend.

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LibrarianRyan
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@WanderingBookaneer it‘s here. It‘s here. I don‘t know if I will interrupt the Black Witch or wait til I finish it. But it will be out on time.

Thank you!

Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m reading this currently and it‘s a delight. 2mo
WanderingBookaneer It‘s a quick read. 2mo
GatheringBooks that looks gorgeous. i loved sloan‘s counting by 7s and waiting to read a new one by her again. this looks like it! 🧚🏼‍♀️💕📚 (edited) 2mo
LibrarianRyan @GatheringBooks you should. It was sooooo good. 2mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I came home tonight to learn that I, along with about 900 other people, have no power. I guess I just earned myself a night of reading on my Kindle.

cobwebmoth Hope it comes back on soon! 2mo
rretzler ☹️ but yay for Kindle 😀 Hope it has a backlight! 2mo
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ashsbookmarks
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Oh my gosh!!! I loved this book!!! I love epistolaries and this one did not disappoint 🤓 check out my review on my blog (link in bio) www.ashsscript.com

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LibrarianRyan
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My TBR for April is pretty small since I got almost nothing read in February or March. It‘s the book tagged and those pictured.

Every single one is for a postal book club or a #buddyread. I guess I better get cracking. 😁🤓

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ElishaLovesBooks
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LOVED this middle grade book that has a parent trap vibe! This entire book is told through emails and letters mostly between Bett and Avery, 12 year old girls. They have such refreshing and lively personalities that you see through their descriptions of the world around them. Their dads (who fall in love) want them to be friends but there are many twists, turns, and growing up along the way. Everyone should have a Night Owl to their Dogfish. 🦉🐬

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ElishaLovesBooks
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Currently loving this middle grade book! So good and the characters are full of personality!

ElishaLovesBooks @MayJasper 👍 It lives up to its cover! 3mo
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ashsbookmarks
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What‘s in my bag today?!? Last week I realized that my purse was too heavy and making my shoulder hurt. This week I have decided to carry around 2 books 🤷🏻‍♀️ forever a book nerd!! 🤓

robinb Priorities, priorities...🤣🤣🤣👍📚 3mo
Schnoebs Nice book beau 😉 3mo
ashsbookmarks @Schnoebs I love my book beaus 😍 I have 3 in all different sizes! But that one is probably my fav. I love tinkerbell 🥰 3mo
Schnoebs I have 3 too but all the same size (the second to largest one). It‘s nice because I carry two books in one of the beats at the same time because I switch between books all the time ☺️ 3mo
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sk888888
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I had already covered epistolary novel for my challenge this year, but saw a review of this and decided to read it. It was a delight. I liked the little ‘twist‘ at the end! If you‘re looking for a cute Y/A book, I recommend this one.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Utterly delightful!!! Good for the soul and just 😍🤩 loved it!

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I‘m loving this book so much!!!

Also so much talk about periods! I love it! (Also a really good point about red chairs)

Bklover 😆😆😆 3mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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“Getting my period means that I‘ll have more shark risk...” 🌊 🏄‍♀️ 🦈

JacqMac I remember having my period while camping and worrying about bears. Being a teenager is hard. Lol 3mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @JacqMac, sure is! We don‘t have to worry about bears in Australia... 🐍 tho! They‘re not attracted to blood tho. 3mo
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sophierayton
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Epistolary middle grade/ya novel told through emails. The main characters are two 12 yo girls whose Dads are dating but don't be thinking it's going to be like a Jacqueline Wilson book. It's diverse without it being a big deal and could be enjoyed by all genders and ages. I really liked it; it's very well done.

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Sara_Planz
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This was such a sweet and heartwarming middle grade novel. Absolutely loved!!!

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Sara_Planz
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Lots of good buzz about this middle grade. This looks too cute!

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Lindy
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Subject: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: This was so much fun! Epistolary exchanges between two 12-year-old girls on opposite sides of the USA, getting to know each other because their gay fathers have fallen in love. Summer camp mayhem. Tweens meddling in adult affairs. Human fears & foibles. #Audiobook narrated mostly by Imani Parks & Cassandra Morris, for the 2 main characters, plus a full cast for various other missives.

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Lindy
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I tried to press a waterlily—bad idea. Do not attempt. I stuck it in a book. Good thing I‘d already read it and wasn‘t a big fan: dystopian and really depressing. Who needs it?

(Internet photo)

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Also picked up these this week... somebody should cancel my credit card.

TheLibrarian Someone needs to take mine away too. I just ordered a bunch off B&N today. 4mo
Branwen Hahahaha! I said the same thing to myself earlier today! 😂🤣 4mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Cute MG book with strong Parent Trap vibes. Avery—nerdy & afraid of lots of things—& Bett—fearless, outgoing, & fond of the ocean—don‘t have much in common except they are the same age & each has a single, gay dad. Who have met. And fallen in love. So the girls are off to summer camp to get to know each other but of course lots of things happen & nothing is easy. Told through emails & the occasional letter, a fun story about family & friends.

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😂

I know a few kids who would agree...

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TracyReadsBooks
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Going with middle grade for the next preview.

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LaceyDoesLit
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WanderingBookaneer
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I came to B&N to buy ONE book. #HopelessBookaholic

Bookwm85forever Looks like a great haul!! 4mo
TheSpineView I know the feeling! 4mo
Desha 😂😂😂 never too many books!! ❤️📚❤️ 4mo
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AshleyHoss820 😂😂One book. That‘s hilarious! 😂🤣 4mo
mcctrish This is a fantastic looking stack 😍 one book is for amateurs 😂 4mo
Peddler410 I have the same problem —- and the tagged book was wonderful! 4mo
janeycanuck You‘re making the rest of us look bad with your overachieving ways. 4mo
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bookishkris
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That was fan-freaking-tastic! I adore camp novels, and epistolary novels, so this hit a lot of my happy places. But it was so much more. It hit the third of my Things I Love in Books: a found/made family story. Sometimes wild, sometimes sweet, entirely realistic. Excuse me while I go bask in happy feelings.

RachelO 😊 4mo
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bookishkris
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Heh. I snort-laughed so hard I scared the dog.

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Peddler410
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Loving this so far! Quick MG read that‘s been on my radar a long time. Happy to finally have my copy.

#2019LGBTQ #huggable
#2019middlegrade

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bookishkris
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Parkland is really intense, so I‘m taking a break with this middle grade epistolary novel. Loving it so far, and it‘s a quick read.

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Very cute and fun update on “The Parent Trap” story where Bett (Dogfish) and Avery (Night Owl) interfere with their dads‘ relationship. Also, I really dug how the airplane‘s lighting kind of made the cover glow.

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Missusb
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Already have a pile of #tbr for the 2019 #marchrso. All these books are due out in 🇦🇺 in March 2019, possible picks for our schools subscription service. #onweroll #yafiction #loveozya #preview #arcs

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