The winner of WALK TWO MOONS, by Sharon Creech, is...
If that's you, email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address and I will send you your prize!
Okay, back to MMGM!
Since I'm out of town, the always amazing Deb Marshall (THANK YOU DEB!!!) volunteered to cover my MMGM. And she's chosen to feature one of her favorites: REAL MERMAIDS DON'T HOLD THEIR BREATH, by Helene Boudreau.
Here's how the publisher describes it:
Normal is Never Coming Back
Jade is totally confused. As in, "will this be a leg-day or a tail-day?" kind of confused. Even worse, it's been forever since her first kiss with Luke and now—nothing. Not even a text message.
But Jade doesn't have time to figure out the weirdness of boys and how to use her shiny new tail. (Seriously, being a mermaid should come with a handbook.) She has to come up with a plan to get her missing mermaid mom back on dry land.
The only problem is...Jade is afraid of the ocean. But even aqua-phobic mer-girls have to take the plunge sometime...
And just like in previous times, here's Deb explain for herself why all of us need to read this one. Take it away Deb!
- finding out you’re a mermaid because your mother was one
- knowing your mother is alive and trapped in the ocean…somewhere
- navigating your first crush and the crush is returned then suddenly he seems no longer interested which turns into heartbreak
- hiding who you really are from your best friend
- saving your mom from evil
Ooo, that sounds super fun! I will definitely have to pick up a copy (well... once I work my way through this mountain of ARCs I just picked up. But it's on the TBR List Now!)
In the meantime, I want one of you to have the chance to discover it, so I'm giving away a copy to one lucky winner. To enter, make sure you leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm PST on Saturday, June 30th. I'll draw one random winner and post their name on Sunday, July 1st. International entries welcome.
For more awesome middle grade recommendations, check out these other MMGMs floating around the blogosphere.*
If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so I see it)
NOTE: I used to not have a cut-off time for adding links to the post, but with how insane my schedule is right now, if you don't email me by Sunday evening (usually around 11pm PST is when I put the links together) I can't guarantee I'll have a chance to add you. BUT, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you!
*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen posts ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me ahead of time.HERE