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Climax Public Library J MES (Text) 33500013206883 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library J MES (Text) 33500013206891 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781547602810
  • ISBN: 1547602813
  • Physical Description: 227 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2020.

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Moving to Vermont the summer after seventh grade, a young gymnast hides a secret as she makes new friends and investigates her grandmother's claim that someone is trying to destroy her cricket farm.-- Provided by Publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    Mia and her parents are moving back to Vermont to help her grandmother, a former entomologist, sell her cricket farm. Mia's happy to leave the bustle of Boston, but she's less enthused about having to attend two summer camps instead of vegging out in front of the TV, her favorite pastime since her gymnastics injury last year. Despite her reluctance, the Launch (entrepreneurial) and Ninja Warrior camps help her in ways she never expected. Meanwhile, someone is out to sabotage Gram's business after she decides to expand rather than sell, inspiring Mia's Launch project and adding a fun, mystery element to the story. Amid common themes of friendship and overcoming fears, Messner (Breakout, 2018) folds in strong messaging about sexual harassment, most poignantly in Mia's experience with a former gymnastics coach. As Mia's trauma is slowly revealed, Messner incorporates others' #MeToo experiences, providing her with a strong support system of women. This book directly addresses a relevant topic rarely discussed with middle-schoolers—and it's not the lively debate over whether people should eat crickets. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder, too. Her titles include award-winning picture books like Over and Under the Snow, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, and How to Read a Story; novels like Capture the Flag, All the Answers, The Seventh Wish, and Breakout; the Fergus and Zeke easy reader series, and the Ranger in Time historical chapter book series. Kate lives on Lake Champlain with her family and is trying to summit all forty-six Adirondack High Peaks in between book deadlines.

Subject: Bildungsromans.
Farms > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Sex crimes > Juvenile fiction.
Vermont > Juvenile fiction.
Coming of age > Fiction.
Farms > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Secrets > Fiction.
Sexual abuse > Fiction.
Vermont > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Juvenile works.

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