A few extra teen reads on grief and loss

Hi everyone, this extra post this week will give you another couple of teen reads on the loss of a loved one. I found these titles by accident to be honest, and I realised only after I’d read them the powerful message they both conveyed. I hope you can find these exceptionally written stories.

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Be light like a bird by Monika Schroder

Hi everyone, this week’s post takes us to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where we meet a young girl and her mother. To be honest, even though the loss of her father is strong here, this story has a bit of everything your typical middle-grader might go through. Have a read, see if you and tween like it…

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The Hijab Boutique by Michelle Khan

Hi everyone, this last post for this month is a cute little book that I found which spoke straight to my heart. Vibrant and mesmerising, this read will take you straight into the life of a unique young girl that captures your heartstrings!! 

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Seven stories up by Laurel Snyder

Hi everyone, winter is making her voice heard here in the picturesque corner of Auckland I call home. How I wish I could be with my sister in England as she welcomes summer!! This next title is actually a summer read but our young heroine finds herself slipping back in time to when her gra… Woops!! Sorry…I’m doing it again!! Will you be brave and find out what happens next?

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My secret guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder

Hi everyone, this first post is a review of two delightful books by Lisa Schroeder, who is fast becoming a favourite author of mine. She takes us through a whirlwind adventure around Paris in the first book and into the secret hiding places of London in the next. To be honest, my fascination of Europe thrived as I read these awesome books!! So why not try them and begin with a stroll along the Seine…

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Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French

Hi everyone, you wouldn’t believe it but after weeks of waiting for this last title of Jackie French’s Matilda Saga, it turns up a month earlier at the library I work at!! I might as well confess now, I actually write up these posts a month in advance! Yes, I know, a bit too organised, that’s me!! So if you were waiting for the last story, have a read of my review below…

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Family History for this November

Hi everyone, welcome to the month of November!! This month I plan on featuring historical stories about families. I know, I’ve already done historical stories last November, but this selection of stories have an extra element to it. They all feature a group of young girls and the legacies they create for the generations to come. 

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Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Hi everyone, this second post is about a delightful graphic read I discovered recently. I guess in the selection of the brightness of the cover spoke to me more than anything else. With everything to do with India, the story is also quite vivid and somewhat dreamlike!! If this has appealed to you, then read on…

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A few extra reads

Hello everyone, I hope you aren’t too upset over the last post. The loss of a mother at any age can be traumatic and unbearably sad. I had read Margot & me after I read quite a few books on losing a mother to an illness of some kind, and in each one, the young daughter’s emotions and experiences are similar. I hope you like these few I found on this theme. Be prepared with tissues! Continue reading “A few extra reads”

Margot & me by Juno Dawson

Hi everyone, March is days away from ending! It’s so crazy how quickly time flies these days!! Which brings me to this last title, a teen read to end the month, about a teenage daughter and her relationship with her mother and grandmother. We have two generations of daughters in this book, filled with layers upon layers. I hope it sparks the same emotions in you as it did for me. Continue reading “Margot & me by Juno Dawson”