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Bookzombie
The Gauntlet | Karuna Riazi
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Pickpick

I‘m giving this a pick but it was probably more so-so. It‘s a fun and interesting premise and the descriptions of The Gauntlet are wonderful. Farrah is a strong protagonist, but the other characters should have been developed more. I can hardly tell you a thing about them. I also think the challenges to get through the game were lame. My expectations may have been too high. #Booked2019 #diversemiddlegrade

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Kalalalatja
Lily and Dunkin | Donna Gephart
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Pickpick

When a book makes ypu tear up in your car on the way to work, you know it is a good one. This book felt like a squeeze to the heart and a big hug all in one. It was sweet, diverse, sad at times, and fun at times. Lily and Dunkin felt, to me, like great representations of a transcender child and a child with mental illness in the form of bipolar disorder.

#DiverseMiddleGrade #Booked2019

TrishB Lovely review ❤️ 3y
Cinfhen Just goes to show #NeverJudgeABookByItsGenre 3y
alisiakae Great review! 3y
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Kalalalatja
Lily and Dunkin | Donna Gephart
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When Dunkin sees a #beautifulstranger in the form of a blond girl, in a red dress, with eyes as blue as forest lakes, he becomes instantly interested in learning more about her. But the next time he meets the girl, she is wearing boy‘s clothes and says her name is Tim. Which is the name Lily was given at birth, but not the name of her real self.

And so begins the story of Lily and Dunkin, which is shaping up to be just wonderful ❤️

#MOvember

JennyM This sounds a great read! 3y
Kalalalatja @JennyM I‘m using it as my #diversemiddlegrade book for #Booked2019, and it is really great so far. I got through half of it on audio during my commute today 👌 3y
Cinfhen Lovely MG choice 💕 3y
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Chrissyreadit
George | Alex Gino
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Pickpick

Love this book so much! George knows she‘s a girl, and learns how to be her best self! #diversemiddlegrade #booked2019

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Another prompt completed!!! 3y
Cinfhen I really want to read this book!! It‘s gotten so much #LitsyLove 3y
readordierachel 💞💞 3y
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen I was not sure what to expect but I loved it! Highly recommend! 3y
Soubhiville I liked this one too. 3y
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hes7
Jane, Unlimited | Kristin Cashore
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My completed #Summer prompts for #Booked2019

#Genrebusting: Jane, Unlimited
#MuslimAuthor: The MarriageClock
#BookToMovie: The Shack
#GraphicNovel: Anne of Green Gables
#BookGiftedToYou: Patron Saints of Nothing
#DiverseMiddleGrade: One Crazy Summer

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 3y
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hes7
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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Pickpick

Picked this book off #MountTBR for the #DiverseMiddleGrade category of #Booked2019. It‘s a quick story about three sister and their month spent in Oakland with their unlikable mother and the Black Panthers (even though they really just wanted to go to Disneyland).

Book 2 of #24b4Monday ✔️
Time: 10h28m

BeansPage Great time sweetie! 3y
Cinfhen Nice 👍🏽 snuck one in before the end of the quarter 😉 3y
Andrew65 Fantastic time. 👏👏👏 3y
alisiakae 🎉🙌🏽📚 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Love that cover! 3y
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TorieStorieS
Kondi's Quest | Sylvia Stewart
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Mehso-so

I‘m not the intended audience for this one but it managed to fulfill both the #DiverseMiddleGrade prompt for #Booked2019 AND #Malawi for the #ReadAroundTheWorldChallenge- plus it was available through #KindleUnlimited! I liked the details of daily life in Malawi, there wasn‘t enough there to overcome the more problematic parts of the plot. I expected the heavy-handed Sunday school lessons, but everything with the father made me uncomfortable

Cinfhen Sorry it wasn‘t a total pick but at least you got a #doubledip 3y
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen indeed!! 😁 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job, even if was just so-so. ♥️📚👊🏻 3y
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IamIamIam
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I finished a lot of these so long ago but here's my #Summer roundup for #Booked2019! I'm loving this challenge and the prompts were are spectacular! I'm excited to have kept up! Lol #genrebusting #MuslimMC #BookToMovie #GraphicNovel #GiftedToMe #DiverseMiddleGrade
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen So glad you‘re enjoying 😍great job completing summer with a few days to spare 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 3y
IamIamIam @Cinfhen Thanks!!! Clearly reading won over laundry 😂😂😂 I only have 3 prompts left for Autumn too, but I know how hectic things get for us after September so I'm glad I banged half of them out along the way! 3y
Palimpsest I love the movie A Patch of Blue and didn‘t realize it was based on a book, although so many great movies are. 😊 3y
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ephemeralwaltz Geek love is incredible! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! I ♥️ El Deafo. 3y
IamIamIam @Palimpsest It was one of my grandmother's favorite movies! She had crushes on Sidney Poitier and Clark Gable! ❤ @ephemeralwaltz 😁🤘 @BarbaraTheBibliophage My 7 year old daughter loved it too!!! Thanks so much!!! 3y
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Reviewsbylola
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Considering at this time last week, I only had two prompts completed, it feels good to be able to post my wrap up of this quarter‘s #booked2019.

#muslimauthorormc I am Malala
#comicbook Hyperbole and a Half
#diversemiddlegrade The Skin I‘m In
#booktomovie Rabbit, Run
#bookgiftedtoyou Hetty Dorval
#genrebending The Real Lolita (biography and true crime)

Cinfhen Way to go, Girl 💪🏽 #ReadingWarrior #ChallengeSlayer 3y
alisiakae Wow! Great job! 🎉🎉 3y
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Blaire
Amal Unbound | Aisha Saeed
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Middle-grade about a bright young girl in Pakistan who is attempting to get an education and go to college but due to unpaid debts her life veers off course and she must figure out a way to overcome these circumstances. Good introduction to the obstacles many around the world and particularly girls face in obtaining even a basic education. #booked2019 #diversemiddlegrade

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