#MGBookmas Day 6: A Book That Makes Me Feel Thankful

18 Dec

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I’m going to be participating in this year’s #MGBookmas list – look for titles for the next 12 days that fit each of these fun categories! You can participate to on Instagram, Twitter or your own blog! Follow #MGBookmas for everyone’s choices.

18Day 6: A Book That Makes Me Feel Thankful

Title: Finding Perfect
Editor: Elly Swartz
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Page Number: 304 pgs.

Description from Goodreads:

“To Molly Nathans, perfect is:

• The number four
• The tip of a newly sharpened number two pencil
• A crisp, white pad of paper
• Her neatly aligned glass animal figurines

What’s not perfect is Molly’s mother leaving the family to take a faraway job with the promise to return in one year. Molly knows that promises are often broken, so she hatches a plan to bring her mother home: Win the Lakeville Middle School Slam Poetry Contest. The winner is honored at a fancy banquet with table cloths. Molly’s sure her mother would never miss that. Right…?

But as time goes on, writing and reciting slam poetry become harder. Actually, everything becomes harder as new habits appear, and counting, cleaning, and organizing are not enough to keep Molly’s world from spinning out of control.”

Thoughts: I am thankful that there are books out there that show diversity including characters with mental health concerns and that show kids that asking for help is okay and sometimes, exactly what you need!

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One Response to “#MGBookmas Day 6: A Book That Makes Me Feel Thankful”

  1. Kathleen December 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

    Great choice! I loved this book too and laughed out loud at times😊

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