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Wink
Wink | Rob Harrell
13 posts | 11 read | 5 to read
Ross Molloy just wants to be normal. He doesn't want to lose his hair, or wear a weird hat, or deal with the disappearing friends who don't know what to say to 'the cancer kid'. But with his recent diagnosis of a rare eye cancer, simply blending in is no longer an option. Ross - and his friends and his family - all need to work out how to deal with this devastating challenge that Life has thrown down. Maybe Batpig can come to the rescue? Based on Rob Harrell's own real life experience of eye cancer, and including amazing comic-strip artwork, this poignant and authentic novel is unforgettable, hilarious and uplifting.
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Here are the ones I‘ll be reading for #MiddleGradeMarch #MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime . I won‘t be able to read all of them but it‘s good to know I have these to pick from. The timeline is from early 19th century to present day. I may or may not swap some of these with others, as I‘m a mood reader. 👌

megnews Have fun reading! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on your choices! I cried at Jefferson‘s Sons, a very rare occurrence. 4mo
sblbooks Great list! I'm hoping to read Jefferson Sons and Finding Langston, as well. 4mo
mrp27 Lots of great picks here! 4mo
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Suzze
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Great middle grade book about a middle school boy who gets a rare eye cancer, and the weirdness of negotiating it with his friends, family and health staff. Along the way he makes new friends, learns guitar and learns to accept himself. ❤️

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Reign_1982
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I know all books can't be a movie. But I really feel like this should be a required school read or/and a movie. This book includes a lot of factors. Childhood cancer, step parent, death of a parent by cancer, friendship, bullying, friends moving away, empathy, sympathy, acknowledging your own wrong, and so much more. Definitely a must read for all ages.

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Reign_1982
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Omg I'm crying and laughing listening to this book.

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Reign_1982
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So far I like this book

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SarahBradley
Wink | Rob Harrell
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“Different moves the needle. Different is where the good stuff happens. There's strength in different." Book 2 #MGMarch

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LiteraryinLawrence
Wink | Rob Harrell
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Sooooooo so good. A must-own for any school library. This is my first book by Harrell, and he does a great job showing all the layers of Ross‘s situation: anger, humor, embarrassment, friendship, fear, growth, etc. Ross and his friends and family were really believable and had their own perspectives. It was just really well done!

Reign_1982 I really wish this would become a school read 10mo
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Sharpeipup
Wink | Rob Harrell
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Inspired by the book cover to have mashed sweet potatoes for #booknlunch 😉

Sace Yum! 2y
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ness
Wink | Rob Harrell
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A friend texted me to ask if I‘d read this and my thoughts, so I borrowed it from my local public library. Surprisingly, I liked this a lot! It‘s an #OwnVoices story about surviving middle school while also dealing with a rare eye cancer. It was sweet and funny and didn‘t fall into the tropes a lot of authors put in about disabled people. (One drawback: Lots of ableist slurs.) This one‘s a rec!

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Schlinkles
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This one sounds super cute and like it might break my heart. Bring it, Rob Harrell.

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Jarethkoncsol06
Wink | Rob Harrell
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I whizzed through this, I loved the story of Ross Malory and thought the author did a great job of relaying his own personal experiences as an adult through the eyes of a child.
Think this was aimed at a younger audience as it deals in depth with school, social isolation Ross felt with his peers and bullying but I think it could resonate with adults too as the story itself and subject matter could affect anyone and cross boundaries.

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LibrarianRyan
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I have read other Rob Harrell books and liked them so I hope this is the same.

Out 3.31
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