Author: Ali Benjamin
Genre: realistic fiction
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The Question of Miracles by Elana Arnold
My opinion: This book has all kinds of great science facts that might just inspire kids to do some research of their own. And apart from science, it's addressing a number of important topics. Yes, it's a story about grief but it's also about friendships changing in the middle school years as kids develop at different rates. Plus, there's this exploration of different forms of communication and how when we stop filling silence with chatter, we truly notice what is going on around us. It's not a fun read but thoughtful and well-researched.
More information: The Thing About Jellyfish releases September 22.
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