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Too Bright to See
Too Bright to See | Kyle Lukoff
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A haunting ghost story about navigating grief, growing up, and growing into a new gender identity It's the summer before middle school and eleven-year-old Bug's best friend Moira has decided the two of them need to use the next few months to prepare. For Moira, this means figuring out the right clothes to wear, learning how to put on makeup, and deciding which boys are cuter in their yearbook photos than in real life. But none of this is all that appealing to Bug, who doesn't particularly want to spend more time trying to understand how to be a girl. Besides, there's something more important to worry about: A ghost is haunting Bug's eerie old house in rural Vermont...and maybe haunting Bug in particular. As Bug begins to untangle the mystery of who this ghost is and what they're trying to say, an altogether different truth comes to light--Bug is transgender.
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BucklingBookshelves
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I‘m going to need to circle back you our last book, but my hold on our final 2022 Newbery #buddyread came in and it‘s short! Shall we try to read it this month @smilingshelves ? Hopefully I‘ll do better at this one, but I feel like we could do our own pace again and chat later if anything interesting comes up. I‘m definitely flagging a bit going into these last two this year! 😆🤷🏼‍♀️📚

smilingshelves So I actually grabbed this off the new shelf last time I was at the library and read it last week. I wanted to make sure I got it in in August! 😄 It is a really quick read, so go ahead and read it and we can chat whenever you're done. 2mo
BucklingBookshelves @smilingshelves I started yesterday after I finished my current book and saw your message and probably will finish soon. Definitely a quick read. It “counts” for a category on my adult summer reading challenge at my library, so that‘s a bonus! Maybe I‘ll manage to get back to the other one after 😆 (edited) 2mo
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GirlNamedJesse
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What a wonderfully sadhappycreepydelightful coming-of-age story! I adored the ghost story aspect and how a character who had died before the book began had such a hand in guiding Bug‘s self-realization. I‘ve never read anything quite like this before; I‘ll definitely be watching for future books by Kyle Lukoff!

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LaurenMags
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An amazing middle grade novel! I don't want to say much because I don't want to give anything away but it is about a child called Bug getting ready to enter middle school that lives in a haunted house and her uncle has just passed away. Definitely a perfect choice for pride month!

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Eggs
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Day 9: Finished You‘ve Reached Sam, and Too Bright to See. 13 books total

#AwesomeApril #Readathon @Andrew65

Gissy Wow! 🤩 impressive! I read two😳☺️ 5mo
Eggs Thanks @Gissy 🙏🏻 My count is high bc: audiobooks 5mo
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Nebklvr
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Bug knows about ghosts. When Uncle Roderick dies, many things come to a head. Grief, money problems, increased ghost activity, and looming middle-grade. This book covers so many issues and does so in a pretty saccharine way. It is a fairy-tale version of finding yourself (Disney, not Grimm). However, it is sometimes nice to read sweet fairy-tales. They can offer us hope for a gentler world.

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kissmehardy
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I get why this book won the Newbery Honor. Bug's journey and emotions are all painfully real, and I loved the ghost story aspect. I also loved that Bug's whole network was supportive! #mglit #childrenslit

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kathytrithardt
Too Bright to See | Kyle Lukoff
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My next audiobook is about a haunted house...

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BookInMyHands
Too Bright to See | Kyle Lukoff
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Bug is grieving Uncle Roderick, who has been as close as a parent. Grieving and getting ready for 7th grade and a new school leaves Bug feeling pressure to figure out who Bug is, or wants to be.

Bug‘s house has something to say about it too. Bug has always known the house is haunted, but none of the ghosts have been interested in communicating, until now…

Inspiring and heartwarming - all the 😭 😍
#LGBTQ #ownvoices #middlegrade

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BookishTrish
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Super loved this big-hearted listen about a kid dealing with grief, being haunted, and discovering who they are.

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TracyReadsBooks
Too Bright to See | Kyle Lukoff
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This middle grade book packs a lot into its 192 pages & does so with hope, compassion, & empathy. It the summer before middle school & Bug feels adrift. Her uncle & best friend passes away, Bug‘s only other friend discovers boys & makeup & clothes which interest Bug not at all. Worst of all? Bug is being haunted by a ghost that really wants her attention. A remarkable story about grief & gender identity.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Reading outside on the patio before it gets too hot…

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Reign_1982
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Bug comes out towards the end being transgender. But with all the hints and clues. The reveal should've came out earlier in this book. Great reveal because everyone accepted Bug decision. Even the classmates. But Geesh. I think it would've been more interesting if the reveal had more information for others to understand a little better. Especially younger children. Moira was my favorite character in this book

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ShansMousey
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After the death of a beloved uncle, Bug is certain he's still haunting the house. Not only that but Bug's pretty sure that Uncle Roderick is trying to leave Bug a message from beyond the grave.... I can't really say much more without spoiling this story, but for those looking for some positive LGBTQ+ rep this is a great one to check out! Add it to your Pride display this year. It'll make a great addition!