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Daisey
Glitch | Laura Martin
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I finished this fun middle grade time travel novel with supper tonight. In this story, people with the ability to time travel are called Glitchers. Some, called Butterflies, do so with the intent to change history, & others train with secret government agencies to catch & stop them. Regan & Elliott have been lifelong enemies while in training but then discover they must work together in order to protect the only home they‘ve ever known.

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Daisey
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I finished my December reading with the tagged audiobook, and it was a great nonfiction choice. With it, I managed to include at least one nonfiction every month this year. I had an overall great reading month with 20 completed books, making it my best #BookSpinBingo this year. That includes 5 #1001books, several MG/YA choices for the #TRS2021 list, and a few Christmas audiobooks as well.

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Daisey
96 Miles | J. L. Esplin
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It‘s hard for me to review this clearly and explain my low rating without a major spoiler, so if you want the specifics see the comments.

The story starts with a major power outage in the desert that introduces a 96 mile trek for survival by 2 brothers. However, that power outage is a never explained plot device, and another major point that was fully revealed over halfway through completely hit me the wrong way.

#MiddleGrade #TRS2021

Daisey From the beginning, the younger brother Stew comes across as an irresponsible jerk until it‘s revealed he‘s a diabetic struggling without insulin. The theft of his insulin and their food is what prompted their trek. I have several diabetics in my family, and I have seen their struggles. I don‘t like diabetes being used in this way as a plot point without explanation from the beginning. (edited) 2w
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Daisey
96 Miles | J. L. Esplin
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I‘ve got the house to myself, so I‘m enjoying a cup of coffee by the tree and a few more pages of this book.

#MiddleGrade #TRS2021

JackOBotts Love that coffee mug! 3w
mabell 😍 3w
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Daisey
The Canyon's Edge | Dusti Bowling
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I listened to this on audio, but once I realized most of the chapters were written in verse I also had to download an ebook version to see the poetic form. It is an important aspect of the storytelling. Nora is already struggling to deal with one traumatic event when she faces another life changing event.

#MiddleGrade #NovelInVerse #TRS2021 #audiobook

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Daisey
Tornado Brain | Cat Patrick
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Pickpick

This story is told from the perspective of neurodivergent 13 year old Frankie. She‘s had a recent falling out with her best friend. Now that friend has gone missing, and Frankie is trying get her twin sister to help her solve the mystery.

#MiddleGrade #audiobook #TRS2021

EvieBee Sounds wonderful! 4w
jewright It was available on Libby, so I‘m reading it. I‘m always hoping books about autistic kids will give me some insights. 4w
Daisey @EvieBee @jewright I enjoyed this one. The perspective was great, and it showed Frankie dealing with her difficulties without them being the whole point of the story. 4w
Daisey @TheAromaofBooks This is my #DoubleSpin book 14 for December. (edited) 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Daisey
City Spies, Volume 1 | James Ponti
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This was a fun, action packed read. It includes a great group of characters. All of them come from different parts of the world with some kind of difficult background and are learning to work together as spies for MI6. In this first book, Brooklyn becomes a part of the group and they participate in an international science competition while also working to protect those involved.

#MiddleGrade #TRS2021

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Daisey
Closer to Nowhere | Ellen Hopkins
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This is an excellent novel in verse told from the perspectives of two cousins. Hannah‘s family has taken Cal in after his mom‘s death while his dad is in prison, and he is struggling with some really difficult things. Hannah is also a realistic character who grows through the story from someone with almost no empathy for Cal at the beginning to someone who comes to understand him and see his strengths.

#MiddleGrade #NovelInVerse #TRS2021

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Daisey
Splinters of Scarlet | Emily Bain Murphy
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I appreciated the historical context of this book, and I thought it developed an interesting type of magic. I like the characters and the relationships that developed between them. However, I think everything was wrapped up a bit too quickly and neatly at the end after building real tension.

#YA #audiobook #TRS2021

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Daisey
The Companion | Katie Alender
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I‘m home all weekend, so instead of being super productive this afternoon, I finished this book. Creepy YA books are not my genre of choice, but this was a fun, easy read. There were no real surprises for me in the direction the story took, but it kept me reading. So, overall it‘s a light pick because I think it would be successful in my class library.

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Daisey @TheAromaofBooks This is my December #BookSpin book 10. 1mo
Beachgirl Your blanket looks cozy… looks like my Kohls blanket 1mo
Daisey @Beachgirl This blanket was a gift, and it is the softest, coziest one I own! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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