This is my new weekly meme celebrating amazing middle-grade books. I hope others will enjoy taking part in this too!
How to take part:
- Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
- Open the book to page 11 and share your favourite sentence.
- Write three words to describe the book.
- Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.
This week, I’m celebrating …
Favourite Sentence from Page 11:
Sometimes I wondered if teachers didn’t just make stuff up.
This book in three words:
FRIENDSHIP, FAMILY, TRUST
This is an incredible story which absolutely GRIPPED me from start to finish. It is set in a dystopian society where children are treated differently according to their birth position.
Maggie, a middle child, lives inside the Town boundary with her mother, father, eldest brother Jed and younger brother Trig. Being a Middler means that she struggles to have her voice heard and her talents recognised, but Maggie is determined to be heard and, one day, the perfect opportunity arises …
After a visit to the boundary between the Town and the outside world, she finds herself coming to the attention of a wanderer, Una. Maggie has been brought up to believe that wanderers are ‘dirty, dangerous and deceitful’. Maggie wants to be noticed and, when the opportunity arises, she takes her chance … she decides that she can win recognition by trapping Una and her father and giving them to the town leader.
However, Maggie finds herself developing a tentative friendship with Una, something she has been missing in her life … Can this fledgling friendship overcome the deep-rooted mistrust of the wanderers that has been instilled in Maggie, or will betrayal be inevitable?
I cannot recommend this story highly enough – a must-have for any school library!
You can read more about this gripping story in my review:
I’d love if anyone who wants to give this meme a go would comment in the comments box and include a link to your post so I can visit, comment and find some great middle-grade recommendations. If you do create a post and are on Twitter, and would like to share your post, please use the hashtag #MGTakesOnThursday so I can find it, read it and share it!