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summerbooksHere are some recommendations for 2013 summer reading that were handpicked from my own collection.

I hope you enjoy your summer and keep checking back for more reviews to be posted as soon as possible!

  • School of Fear, Gitty Daneshvari
  • Wonder, R.J. Palacio
  • The Apothecary, Maile Meloy
  • Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, by Wendy Mass
  • The Mother Daughter Book Club: Pies & Prejudice, Heather Vogel Frederick
  • Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, James Patterson
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley(for 11+)
  • Autumn Winifred Oliver does things different, Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
  • The Penderwicks, Jeanne Birdsall
  • Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys
  • Probability of Miracles, Wendy Wunder (for 11+)
  • Out of My Mind, Sharon Draper
  • The Secret of the Old Clock, Carolyn Keene
  • Divergent, Veronica Roth (for 11+)
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E. L. Konigsburg
  • Bliss, Kathryn Littlewood
  • Prairie Evers, Ellen Airgood
  • The One & Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate
  • Septimus Heap Series, Angie Sage

~LitKid (12-year-old reviewer and book lover)


The Girl From Felony Bayfelonybay

By J.E. Thompson

Walden Pond Press

This story tells of a piece of land entitled “Felony Bay,” supposedly home to a long-lost pirate’s treasure.

Those rumors aren’t true, and Abbey Forde knows it. But when she finds out her uncle bought the Bay illegally and is in over his head, she is determined to stop him. Along the way, she meets Bee Force, a shy girl who finds her bravery in Abbey.

They must take every risk under the sun, and encounter alligators, poisonous snakes, and the criminals themselves.

This book is wonderful for people who love suspense and mystery at every turn of the page. In his debut middle grade novel, J.E. Thompson does a wonderful job of capturing South Carolina at its greatest.

I felt my anger loosen and drift away on the wind. “Who are you?” I asked.

“I’m Bee.”

I waited for her to say her last name and when she didn’t, I asked, “Bee who?”

“Bee Force.”

~ LitKid

Want to read more about The Girl from Felony Bay? Check out this interview with J.E. Thompson.

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