Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World was just awesome. Just awesome.
Ivy is a fantastic character, and so is June. Although I did keep thinking of Faith, Hope and Ivy June every time I heard their names!
Just so good. So good. I loved Ivy's best friend, too. This book is one of the best books I have ever read about LBGTQ issues, but it is WAY more than that because it is just one of the best books I have ever read for middle grades on any topic, with any kind of characters. Ashley Herring Blake has that way of just getting into the young mind/character, etc. like Andrew Clements, she just puts you THERE. So good highly recommended and so NOT predictable and more of the same old same old.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.