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Sticks & Stones
Sticks & Stones | Abby Cooper
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Ever since she was a baby, the words people use to describe Elyse have instantly appeared on her arms and legs. At first it was just "cute" and "adorable," but as she's gotten older and kids have gotten meaner, words like "loser" and "pathetic" appear, and those words bubble up and itch. And then there are words like "interesting," which she's not really sure how to feel about. Now, at age twelve, she's starting middle school, and just when her friends who used to accept and protect her are drifting away, she receives an anonymous note saying "I know who you are, and I know what you're dealing with. I want to help." As Elyse works to solve the mystery of who is sending her these notes, she also finds new ways to accept who she is and to become her best self.
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heidisreads
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Middle school is hard, but just imagine how hard it would be if the words people called you showed up on your arms and legs! Welcome to Elyse‘s world.

I LOVED this book! #tdscampread18 #ReadingEmpowers

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ambam1987
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Words don‘t break bones, but they do break hearts.

A great book that portrays how “words” can leave marks on ones self-esteem. A great read especially for Tween readers

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Peddler410
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Face out on display yesterday at the bookstore. This is a story I imagine every middle schooler might need to read.

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aLmYbNeNr
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Day 17 of 31: Green Books. Do you have any faves from this #bookpile?
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Btw, who's watching the #Olympics? Last night and this morning, I watched how Zac Efron surprised Simone Biles and the rest of the Final Five. Did you see it? It was such a sweet and adorable moment and I was definitely about to cry because of how giddy and full of joy the girls and Zac were. It was a really cool moment.
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#lilbookishaugust #bookchallenge #greenbooks

Texreader Saw it! Was really touching 6y
aLmYbNeNr I just love those moments! @Texreader 6y
Dragon I've read Matched, Insurgent and of course all the Harry Potter books . Nice stack 6y
aLmYbNeNr Thank you @Dragon! 6y
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Caryl
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I loved this sweet story of Elyse, a girl with CAV who is starting middle school. CAV stands for cognadjivisibilitus, which means the words Elyse hears used to describe her appear on her arms and legs. This magical realism is a beautiful way to tell a story about growing up, figuring out who you are, and being kind to yourself & others. Looking forward to sharing this one with middle-schoolers!

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Caryl
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#bookstacks - Here are the books currently on my nightstand. #augustofpages #bookphotochallenge #augustphotochallenge

PurpleyPumpkin Your nightstand book stack looks much more under control than mine- nice!😊 6y
JenniferShepard World of Trouble!! 6y
Caryl @PurpleyPumpkin Only because I organized/weeded it right before I took this photo. 😉 6y
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Caryl @jshepard Started it last night! 6y
Jbrooxd Donalyn Miller is fabulous! Loved both of her books. 6y
Caryl @Jbrooxd - I want to read them both! Hope to get to that one soon. 6y
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Caryl
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Here's part of my August TBR stack. I took this photo earlier this week at the cabin. Nice to spend a few days on a lake in a forest. 🌲🌲🌲

Mayread Reading near a lake in a forest might be The Best. 6y
RealLifeReading Nice! I want to be reading near a forest and lake too! 6y
WordWaller I see A Good Time for the Truth! 🙌 6y
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Caryl @Skiles & @RealLifeReading - It's my parents' place, and we spend some time there every summer. This year's trip was short, so I soaked up the peacefulness, and hope I brought some home with me. Photos like this help. 😊 6y
Caryl @WordWaller - Yes! Started it last night; plan to read one essay each day. 👍 6y
BookBabe Nice stack! 6y
JenniferShepard I love EVERYTHING about this photo! 6y
Caryl @BookBabe - Thanks! @jshepard - You can borrow Sport when I'm done. 😉 6y
Jbrooxd Have you gotten to The Cursed Child? 6y
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Jbrooxd
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Great story about the impact of our words on others and in ourselves. Would be great for a book club for older kids/teens or for class read aloud and discussion.

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rebeccagent
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This is the middle grade debut read of the year. Elyse has had a rare skin disorder since childhood which makes the words others call her appear on her body like itchy temporary tattoos. But now she's in middle school, and the names she calls herself are appearing too. #magicalrealism #clientbook

ColleenLindsay This sounds amazing! 6y
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