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Sunny Side Up
Sunny Side Up | Jennifer L. Holm
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When is a summer vacation not really a summer vacation? Sunny Lewin has been packed off to Florida to live with her grandfather for the summer. At first she thought Florida might be fun -- it is the home of Disney World, after all. But the place where Gramps lives is no amusement park. Its full of . . . old people. Really old people. Luckily, Sunny isnt the only kid around. She meets Buzz, a boy who is completely obsessed with comic books, and soon theyre having adventures of their own: facing off against golfball-eating alligators, runaway cats, and mysteriously disappearing neighbors. But the question remains -- why is Sunny down in Florida in the first place? The answer lies in a family secret that wont be secret to Sunny much longer. . .
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Bookwormjillk
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I swear my daughter has read through all of the graphic novels in the library. Can anyone recommend any more like this one?

Brooke_H Be Prepared, anything by Raina Telgemeier, the Babysitter‘s Club graphic novels...Oh and Drama! (edited) 4w
LiteraryinLititz I love Victoria Jamieson‘s Roller Girl and All‘s Faire in Middle School. I also recommend El Deafo and Stargazing! And I agree with @Brooke_H about Telgemeier! 4w
Brooke_H @LiteraryinLititz Oh yes! El Deafo and Roller Girl for sure. 4w
Bookwormjillk Thanks so much @Brooke_H @LiteraryinLititz I think she‘s read everything by Raina Telgemeier and all of the BSCs. I‘ll let her know about El Deafo, Stargazing, and Roller Girl, etc. Those are some great leads. I‘m sure I‘m not the only one on this site who can relate to a little girl that feels like she‘s read all of the good books in the library already! 4w
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LouBeth
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So freaking cute. I wasn't expecting the heavy parts. I thought it was going to be all summer mischief and fun. Still really good though. #24B4Monday

rretzler I read this a couple of years ago and thought thee authors did a great job of handling some tough issues. I was expecting them either. 7mo
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booklover3258
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This was a cute story. A girl goes to Florida for the summer and stays with her grandfather. At first, everything is boring, but she finds a friend who opens her world up to comics. Great for any age to read. Deals with abuse, drugs, lying and how to treat people. Illustrations were wonderful as well. Happy ending.

I give it 3 stars.

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JillPill
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Loving this cute little graphic novel! Reading about Florida while living in Florida is pretty amusing. I love recognizing all the places!

#SunnySideUp #JenniferHolm #Florida #graphicnovel

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iamasuburbanmom
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ Such a great graphic novel. Perfect for the start of summer. 10 yr old Sunny finds herself packed off to her grandpas Florida retirement home. check out my post @ www.bibliographyofasuburbanmom.com for more

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Emily92Bibliophile
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5⭐️ 💙WOW- great book

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UnidragonFrag
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Very sweet and explains drug/alcohol abuse in a soft way. Love, love the inclusion of the comics and Sunny's friendship with Buzz.

AmandaL I liked this one too. 2y
UnidragonFrag @AmandaL It was a nice break from the heavier (& one dumb) books I've been reading! 2y
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Karen3
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I kept seeing this one leave the shelves so I had to see what it was about. A very cute story about dealing with guilt and keeping secrets and finding friends. 4 ☀️☀️☀️☀️ sunshines for Sunny.

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WiseGirl13
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Make the most of what you've got. Live on the sunny side of life. 😊

Mitch Welcome to Litsy @WiseGirl448 Hope you have lots of bookish fun! 2y
theresidentromantic Welcome to Litsy @WiseGirl448!! Feel free to ask any questions you have! I hope you love it here! 2y
WiseGirl13 Oh I do. A whole community of bookish people. It is great. 2y
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ocdIrene
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Perfect book to hand to anyone who says graphic novels are fluffy silly super hero stories with no substance. Ten-year-old Sunny spends a summer with grandpa in FL because her parents are trying to help her older brother with his substance abuse problem. In flashbacks we see Sunny keeping her brother‘s secret. Has Sunny learned to speak up? That some secrets should not be kept? Great book for upper elementary and middle school kiddos.

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Autumnator
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Sunshine Lewin was visiting her grandpa in a retirement community. Since it was in Florida, the land of Disney World, she thought it would be fun. But her grandpa lives with a bunch of old people, so it doesn‘t turn out that fun. Luckily Sunny makes a friend, and his name is Buzz whom likes comic books. The question really is, why is Sunny here in the first place?

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AmandaL
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This great middle grade graphic novel touches on what it's like for a kid dealing with a loved one's substance abuse problem. Anyone who grew up in the late 70's & 80's will find panels to relate to. I had to screen shot the macrame Barbie toilet paper holder because as a kid it was my most ardent desire to have one. 😂 #MG #kidlit #graphicnovel

And with this, I have completed my @bookriot #ReadHarder17 challenge!

JoRead I still have one of those 😅😁😁 2y
JoRead And congrats on completion a challenge! 2y
AmandaL @JoRead I'm a little jealous. 😁 And thank you! 2y
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Amie
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This was great! The 70s were a smidge before my time but close enough that I enjoyed the nostalgia factor. The scenes with the older brother drinking and on drugs felt a little like an after school special, but I liked the rest of the way the story was handled. Now I need to get my hands on book 2!

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Amie
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I need some more coffee before I start this book but the cat says I can't get up 😸☕

Dolly Huh! You mean your cat doesn't make coffee for you??? Yeah, mine neither.🤣 2y
Amie @Dolly I wish! 😸 2y
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Chelsibno
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The only problem with choosing #coversinyrfavecolor is that I have three different favorite colors. #AndItsAugust @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading What cute books 3y
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katcanwrite
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Such a sweet read! It tackles a tough topic, but I loved this story about Sunny, her grandpa, and secrets.

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Bookishnights
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At first I thought it was just going to be a cute story but in the end it was not that she was having a tough family life but it still had a good ending.

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Great quick read. A punch to the heart. Definitely blinked back a few stray tears at the end. This panel is one after Sunny diffuses a family argument with some facts about Pompeii. Once the tension is forgotten, she imagines the now happier moment preserved in volcanic ash. Five stars!!!

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Loving this creatively cool panel depicting what it feels like when an older sibling's reputation precedes you in school.

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Cute book so far! @WanderingBookaneer is helping with my slump.

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Smangela
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#riotgram #comics This was such a great way to discuss a difficult topic to young readers - and family or friends battling drug abuse is becoming more common, I think :( Set in the 70s but timeless.

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lowellette
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A graphic novel stunner about a girl sent to her grandfather's Florida retirement community while her family deals with some issues in Pennsylvania. Sunny reflects thoughtfully on the incidents that led to her exit and also finds the power of comic books to help her work through the situation.

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Chi_289
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I really enjoyed this book. They had their fun times, and their bad times. If you like comic books by Raina Telegemier you will love this book.

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lean_rosey
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When you have a 4-day weekend as you transition from one library job to another, so you go to a 3rd library to stock up. #naturally #libraries #librarylife #kidlit #mocknewbery #graphicnovels #comics #BookRiotLive #reading #weekendplans #toasttote

MrBook #NiceStack! And welcome to @Litsy ! Enjoy your stay, I'm sure you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 3y
lean_rosey @MrBook thank you! So excited to be here finally! 3y
Cortg Yeah! Glad you found me on Litsy and I'm so happy to be working with you!!! Cheers to new beginnings! 3y
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alibrarianslibrary
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A cute middle grade graphic novel that addresses addiction in a very simplistic yet realistic way. Plus, this story incorporates a love of comics. A fun, quick read that focuses on some serious family issues.

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Kat.Kao
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A look at addiction from a child's POV that is both lighthearted and serious. Full review:http://mrskaoreads.com/book/sunny-side-up/

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AmbityScambity
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After hearing so much about this book, I finally got my hands on a copy. I really liked it & definitely think many youngsters will be able to relate to Sunny. I especially appreciated the authors' note at the end, reaching out to kids in similar situations. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

AmbityScambity And Chili says "meow" ? 4y
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howifeelaboutbooks
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Read this in one sitting. Really loved how the story pulls you in and makes you uncomfortably involved with the family's problem.

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