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Review: After Iris by Natasha Farrant

After Iris by Natasha Farrant. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Designers take notes. This is what a middle grade cover should look like. It’s age appropriate, but it’s also cool and … Continue reading

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The Center of Everything by Linda Urban

The Center of Everything by Linda Urban. Houghton Mifflin, 2013. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: Middle grade realistic fiction. Face Value: Nice. It’s simple and features a real-looking, whole-bodied girl. It may not be the most eye-catching of covers, … Continue reading

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Review: Laugh With the Moon by Shana Burg

Laugh With the Moon by Shana Burg. Delacorte, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle grade realistic fiction. Face Value: I like this cover a lot. Even though it is definitely PINK, I find the silhouetted characters and landscape to be very … Continue reading

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Review: Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall Lee and Low Books, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction, Poetry Face Value: Perfect. The more I look at this cover the more I’m in love with it. It’s not all that … Continue reading

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Review: How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr Little, Brown & Company,  2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realism Face Value: As far as cover art goes, this is straight up lovely. I love the benches, the snow, the footprints, the … Continue reading

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