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Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers recommends Emily For Real

Posted on June 10th, 2013 by pajamapress

“This is not the story of what once was, what could have been and what will be with wishes becoming horses and the less fortunate riding. ┬áThis is a story of the crud that life can deal us and how our story is not written by its appearance but by our reaction to it. ┬áThe author does a good job of getting us inside the heads of Emily and Leo…With the somewhat help of her new friend, [Emily] comes to terms with what happened and what’s happening, realizing that the grass is not greener on the other side, just simply another shade of mixed up and confused.”

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Nix Minus One is an Open Book Toronto “Sizzling Summer Reading ‘Kids’ Can Lit'” pick!

Posted on June 10th, 2013 by pajamapress

“In Nix Minus One, Nix Humboldt is an introverted teen who is finding his way through the turmoil of adolescence. He is challenged to come into his own by a number of situations in his life: his discovery of a dog who is being mistreated by her owner and his determination to befriend and save her; his burgeoning friendship with Chase and his sister Blue; his need to process and come to terms with an unimaginable tragedy that shakes he and his family to their very core. As Nix struggles to find his voice, MacLean soothes us with the gorgeousness of her writing, the spare but perfect free verse of this unforgettable gem.”

Chosen by Lisa Doucet, Co-Manager of Woozles Children’s Bookstore in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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