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Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth ⋅ Estelle Reviews

Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth ( web | tweet) Published August 26, 2014 by Scholastic Press Pages: 256 | Target: middle grade Keywords: foster siblings, urban settings, summer school, friendship Eleven year-old Jarrett is pissed off, and it has nothing to do with his mother taking in more foster kids. He’s not too psyched […]

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Drive Me Crazy by Terra Elan McVoy | Estelle Reviews

Drive Me Crazy by Terra Elan McVoy ( web | tweet ) Published by Katherine Tegen Books on April 28, 2015 Pages: 288 Target audience: Middle grade Keywords: grandparents, remarriage, cousins, new friends, popularity, parents & secrets Summary: After Grandpa Howe and Grandma Tess get married, Lana and Cassie are invited on their road trip honeymoon. Lana is hoping to embark […]

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Disneylanders by Kate Abbott | Estelle Reviews

Disneylanders by Kate Abbott ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: May 12, 2013 Publisher: Orchard Hill Pages: 242 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Disneyland, starting high school, growing up, romance Format read: Paperback provided by author. (Thank you!) Summary: Casey is on her annual trip to Disneyland with her parents the summer before high school. This year […]

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Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin | Estelle Reviews

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin ( facebook ) Publication Date: October 7, 2014 Publisher: Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends Pages: 240 Target audience: Middle grade Keywords: Aspergers, OCD, hurricane, family, dogs Format read: ARC paperback from Macmillan. (Thanks!) Summary: When a hurricane hits inland, Rose’s best companion — her dog named Reign — goes missing. What happens […]

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Estelle: Jessica Darling’s IT List 2 by Megan McCafferty

Jessica Darling’s IT List 2 by Megan McCafferty ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: 9/16/2014 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pages: 208 Target audience: middle grade/JD fans! Keywords: making friends, middle school, big sisters, family Format read: ARC from Elena at Novel Sounds. (Thanks!) Summary: Despite the “luck” she had with the last […]

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Estelle: Signed Skye Harper by Carol Lynch Williams

Signed, Skye Harper by Carol Lynch Williams ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: May 13, 2014 Publisher: Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Pages: 304 Target audience: Middle grade Keywords: 1970s, moms/daughters, road trip, young love, Southern setting Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss. (Thanks!) Summary: Winston and her grandmother head out on a secret […]

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