This new J fiction book features Maggie. Maggie is eleven years old and has one older brother and one younger brother. Maybe you know how Maggie feels. She just wants to be noticed, she just wants to be looked at with admiration for something she has accomplished. But Maggie knows in her society the eldest is always the one who gets noticed! What can she do, she wonders to get noticed. Maggie doesn't really want to break the rules but if she can become a hero in doing so maybe just maybe it will be okay.
Meanwhile, we meet Una, a wanderer whose father is sick and not getting better. How can she help her father but maintain their way of life?
I do not normally enjoy the fantasy genre but the author, Kirsty Applebaum drew me into the story early and I was hooked. I wanted to know if Maggie would feel appreciated even as a "middler" child. I wanted to know what happens to all the eldest children when they go off to camp. And what about Una and her father, would he get better? Would they stay wanderers forever? If your curiosity is piqued, maybe you’d like to check this book out from the Youth Services area of our Vigo County Public Library.
The library has one print copy of this title. You can listen to this title on Hoopla as an audiobook.
Peace Maker by Malorie Blackman, a dyslexia friendly title,
The longest night of Charlie Noon by Christopher Edge,
The unlikely story of a pig in the city by Jodi Kendall.