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Middle Grade Monday: Goodbye Stranger

A Rebecca Stead book is always unexpected and always a delight. I very much enjoyed her Northern fantasy First Light and remember hand-selling the heck out of it to die-hard City of Ember fans in my bookseller days. Then I read When You Reach Me and was struck by how timeless it felt, despite being… Continue reading Middle Grade Monday: Goodbye Stranger

American contemporary, Funny Books, Mystery, YA

The Spy Who Loved Me: Also Known As Review

Remember how much I loved Robin Benway's Audrey, Wait? Well I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of Also Known As. There seem to be lots of spy and international intrigue books on the market right now, both in middle grade and YA, ranging from high-octane thrillers like Don't Turn Around  by Michelle Gagnon… Continue reading The Spy Who Loved Me: Also Known As Review