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Peddler410
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All I can say is: This book is #huggable

Okay, I‘ll say a little more: these characters are a delight, and I would read an entire series about them. As it is, this is a charming, feel good stand alone.
Loved it!

TheKidUpstairs Truly the most delightful little antichrist that ever there was! 4w
Nutmegnc #huggable is sooo true! Have read (and listened) 💯 times and 18/10 would read again!! 4w
SamanthaMarie It was such a delight. I'd absolutely read it again myself. I just finished it last week for the first time!! 4w
Aims42 1000% huggable!! I hugged it when I finished it 😍 4w
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Peddler410
Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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You. Guys! This book, I expected to like. I did not expect to love it SO MUCH! The characters — all of them — were likable (well, maybe not so much Phillip and the queen). I don‘t get much into politics but I think I maybe understand the inner workings more now. Alex and Prince Henry‘s story — lovable.

I don‘t read much marketed outside of middle grade or YA but this one read like a YA. So good!

#huggable #2020lgbtq 🏳️‍🌈

zezeki I liked this one too more than I expected! Such a fun, feel-good read! 1y
anwade88 I felt the same 😁 1y
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Peddler410
Birthday: A Novel | Meredith Russo
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I listened to this one on audible and oh.my.gosh!
#huggable I loved these characters from page one. So many times I wanted to shake them by the shoulders but then I would realize these are the authentic feelings of teens grappling with their identity and dealing with those around them. And then I just wanted to hug them tight.
I mostly listened while on walks and I ugly cried with no shame. I LOVE THESE KIDS
#2020YALGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈

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Peddler410
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This was touching, inspirational, hard to read emotionally. Necessary.
So glad I stumbled across this one at the library, just days before they closed.

#middlegrademarch #2020middlegrade #2020mgnovelinverse #huggable

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Peddler410
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I read this 4 months ago when it came out and loved it! I wanted to make sure it was on the radar of the #middlegradeMarch readers 😊 Great story of two middle school girls “falling in like” and figuring out what the means. Told in verse, two perspectives. #huggable

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Peddler410
Revenge of the Red Club | Kim Harrington
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So good! #huggable

There was some predictability but the rest makes up for it. Riley is an awesome kid and everyone involved in the Red Club is equally cool — despite their differences. The budding relationship was fun to watch develop.

I want my daughter and all her friends to read this.

#middlegrademarch #2020middlegrade

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Peddler410
Give and Take | Elly Swartz
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This is #huggable !
After Maggie‘s grandma — who had dementia — forgets who Maggie is, Maggie begins saving random things to remember people, events, and feelings. She‘s afraid of forgetting.

There‘s trapshooting and a new friendship. Oh, and a temporary baby sister 😊

Elly Swartz shines a light on anxiety and hoarding in children, including a note from a child psychologist at the end. #middlegrademarch #2020middlegrade

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Peddler410
What I Leave Behind | Alison McGhee
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Oh my gosh! I read reviews about this book a few times so it‘s been on my radar awhile. I‘m SO GLAD I finally got to it!

The image (pg. 198) is Mandarin for 100.

Will is grieving his father; his best friend was raped at a party shortly after he left.

He walks. He leaves gifts for those he meets.

100 chapters; 100 words/chapter

Beautiful

#huggable #2020YA

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Free Lunch | Rex Ogle
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Heartbreaking and real. This is Rex‘s memoir of his 6th grade year. Excited for the new experiences junior high will be, Rex is deflated when he learns his mom has signed him up for the free lunch program.
In addition to living below the poverty line, Rex also suffers physical and verbal abuse at home.
Told through his 6th grade POV, I believe many students I serve will relate to Rex on some level.
#2019mg #huggable