American contemporary, Award Winners, Bullying, friendship stories, middle grade, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Positive LGBT characters

Middle Grade Monday: The Thing About Jellyfish

Multiple people, including author Carrie Mac, Danielle at Bookish Notions and Michelle from Mabel's Fables told me that this would be a book I would love. They were correct. This National Book Award nominated title falls under one of my favourite categories, Poignant Coming of Age Story, and is particularly adept at detailing not only… Continue reading Middle Grade Monday: The Thing About Jellyfish

Award Winners, Bullying, Canadian, Good Books for Boys, middle grade, Personal Faves, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story

Knocked Out (Again) by Nielsen: Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen Review

If you follow this blog you know that I love Susin Nielsen like Garfield loves Lasagna. You can read evidence of the love here and here. After reading Nielsen's latest offering, I am happy to say my love is as deep as ever. Henry and his father have moved into a sketchy apartment in Vancouver,… Continue reading Knocked Out (Again) by Nielsen: Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen Review