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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Planet Middle School (YA)

Book #44 Read in 2013
Planet Middle School (YA) by Nikki Grimes

This is a young adult verse novel telling the story of Joylin, a tomboy who is slowly finding her more feminine side.  She is trying to figure out how to balance her love and skill of basketball with the emotions she is beginning to feel about some boys she knows.  This book, while a very quick read, has depth to it--it tells of how desperate her younger brother is for her father's attention--he is an artist, not an athlete and that is not held in the same regard by their father.  This was a good read for middle school girls.

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