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Frankie & Bug
Frankie & Bug | Gayle Forman
7 posts | 5 read | 3 to read
Set in the 1980s in California, this poignant yet powerful coming-of-age story follows a young girl and her new friend who learns about family, friendship, allyship, and finding your way in a complicated world over the course of one eventful summer. Its summer, and all ten-year-old Bug wants to do is go to the beach with her older brother and hang out with the interesting personalities around her Venice, California, home. But Danny is too big to want to spend time with her and Bugs mom is too busy. Fortunately, their neighbor Philips nephew, Frankie, has come to visit. Bugs not too sure about hanging out with a boy at first, but when they decide to start their own search for a local criminal, they form an instant bond. And as the summer unfolds, old secrets and new truths bubble to the surface, teaching Frankie and Bug some important lessons about life and family, being your true self, and how to navigate in a world thats not always just or fair.
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GirlNamedJesse
Frankie & Bug | Gayle Forman
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I really enjoyed this one! Frankie really is the bravest kid ever, and I enjoyed Bug‘s transformation from self-absorbed to empathetic pre-teen. Plus, the audiobook is narrated by Stockard Channing! ❤️

Nutmegnc I LOVE the gray vs color idea!! 3mo
GirlNamedJesse @Nutmegnc Yay! I‘ve found it very motivating. 😂 3mo
Nutmegnc @GirlNamedJesse it‘s so clever!!! 3mo
GirlNamedJesse @Nutmegnc I just hated blocking the covers with huge Xs once they were finished; it felt like I was highlighting all the books I didn‘t finish. lol 3mo
Nutmegnc @GirlNamedJesse I know! I didn‘t want to cover the covers with markers/stickers because then folks can‘t see what you read?! 3mo
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GirlNamedJesse
Frankie & Bug | Gayle Forman
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#BookSpinBingo for July! I‘ve already finished two (The Pants Project & So This Is Ever After), and just started listening to the tagged book (plus currently reading about four more on the board). It‘s narrated by Stockard Channing and my little Grease fangirl heart is happy. ❤️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking great!!! 3mo
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Johanna414
Frankie & Bug | Gayle Forman
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This has been my work audiobook for the last week or so and it was absolutely fantastic. I am not a huge fan of Forman‘s YA novels, but she hit middle grade right out of the park! I‘d be thrilled if she returned to these characters again - Frankie and Bug are such big hearted kids that you can‘t help but cheer them on.
I like this new trend of historical fiction set in the ‘80s - I think it feels more accessible to middle grade readers.

Johanna414 @TheAromaofBooks this was my April #bookspin 😁 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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LeslieO
Frankie & Bug | Gayle Forman
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I read 3 for #nonfictionNovember AND my #BookSpin AND my #DoubleSpin. Finished off with a middle grade and one of my favorite books of the year, The Man Who Died Twice, it‘s even better than the first one!
#BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 10mo
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Lovesbooks87
Frankie & Bug | Gayle Forman
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I really loved this book. I listened to the audiobook within a couple hours and it just made my heart happy. I loved how Bug accepted Frankie for who he was not what other people thought he should be. I also loved that they stood up for justice and inclusion for all.

#bookspinbingo

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kissmehardy
Frankie & Bug | Gayle Forman
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Oh, I love these kiddos with my whole heart. Found family + fighting for justice + inclusion for all = major 😍 from me. #childrenslit

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Sara_Planz
Frankie & Bug | Gayle Forman
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Received this in the mail today to read and review. Gayle Forman‘s first foray into middle grade and it looks so good!!!