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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J APP (Text) 33500013248596 New Checked out 11/13/2020
Detroit Lakes Public Library J APP (Text) 33500013248604 New Available -
Roseau Public Library j APP (Text) 35500006285314 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250317339
  • ISBN: 1250317339
  • Physical Description: 262 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020.

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General Note:
"Published in Great Britain by Nosy Crow in 2019."
Summary, etc.:
Eleven-year-old Maggie, a middle-born child where only the eldest are valued, has her world turned upside-down by forbidden friendship with Una, a wanderer girl from outside the boundaries of Fennis Wick.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
    Eleven-year-old Maggie lives a quiet existence in Fennis Wick as a middler, the second of three children in her family. As her older brother heads off to join an endless war, Maggie longs for similar recognition but knows she'll never leave her hometown, since no one is allowed to—other than those lucky eldest children and the supply-negotiating mayor. It's for the residents' own protection, of course, from both the war and the wanderers, a rumored band of malicious rovers. When Maggie stumbles upon a young wanderer on the outskirts of town, she hatches a plan to bring the trespasser in. But after befriending the bedraggled stranger, she's forced to question all of her beliefs about Fennis Wick. Applebaum's remarkable debut establishes an intriguing dystopia that begs to be explored. Maggie herself is excellent company, with her development being a highlight as the story reveals its twists and turns in an almost cinematic manner. Young readers will be eager to know more about Maggie's absorbing world and the mysterious wanderers beyond. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kirsty Applebaum was born in Essex, England and grew up in Hampshire. She's had a wide variety of jobs including bookselling, railway re-signaling, picking stones off conveyor belts, putting lids on perfume bottles, and teaching Pilates. She now lives with her husband on top of a hill in Winchester. The Middler is her debut novel. Find out more about the author on her website and follow her on Twitter.

Subject: Middle-born children > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.

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