One of my goals for 2011 was to read 20 MG books (books intended for children 8-12 years old), because that's what I write. I needed to see what was out there, and learn from published authors about what works and what doesn't.
I've exceeded my goal by reading twice as many books as I had planned! That's a great feeling. I wish I could say the same thing about my goal to post on my blog once a week. *ahem* Enough said.
Follow the links to find out more about each book or series, a link to the author's website, and my review of each book. More reviews coming in 2012!
I really loved Slob, by Ellen Potter, Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli, and of course, Truth Teller, by my dear friend Kurt Chambers, which you will all be able to read after its release date, January 25th, 2012. So excited!! Kurt has been one of my critique partners for the last two years, and has helped me tremendously with my own book. I'm so happy that his book is getting published. I have read and reviewed every chapter, and I'm now doing a final read through. I have to say, this book is very special to me. But enough about that for now. I'll review this book as part of Kurt's blog tour, in an upcoming post. Stay tuned!