Merry Christmas Eve Eve, my friends!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the December Book Blast this month and hopefully found a few great middle grade books to add to your shopping list- or even to your own To Be Read list. I’m all for supporting our fellow authors by spreading some holiday book love cheer! The countdown to Christmas is practically complete, but first, here’s my final recommendation- my December Day 23 pick…
MY DIARY FROM THE EDGE OF THE WORLD by Jodi Lynn Anderson!
From the publisher:
Told in diary form by an irresistible heroine, this playful and perceptive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the May Bird trilogy sparkles with science, myth, magic, and the strange beauty of the everyday marvels we sometimes forget to notice.
Spirited, restless Gracie Lockwood has lived in Cliffden, Maine, her whole life. She’s a typical girl in an atypical world: one where sasquatches helped to win the Civil War, where dragons glide over Route 1 on their way south for the winter (sometimes burning down a T.J. Maxx or an Applebee’s along the way), where giants hide in caves near LA and mermaids hunt along the beaches, and where Dark Clouds come for people when they die.
To Gracie it’s all pretty ho-hum…until a Cloud comes looking for her little brother Sam, turning her small-town life upside down. Determined to protect Sam against all odds, her parents pack the family into a used Winnebago and set out on an epic search for a safe place that most people say doesn’t exist: The Extraordinary World. It’s rumored to lie at the ends of the earth, and no one has ever made it there and lived to tell the tale. To reach it, the Lockwoods will have to learn to believe in each other—and to trust that the world holds more possibilities than they’ve ever imagined.
I have so many middle grade books on my To Be Read list, but this one has actually moved right to the top for 2016. It looks sooo good!