Featured Review: Forever Twelve by Meg Kimball

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Re: Featured Review: Forever Twelve by Meg Kimball

Post by hsimone » 03 Aug 2015, 14:56

@LivreAmour217

This sounds like a very interesting book, great review! I'm going to add it to my to-read list! In my classroom, I have two young girls, one is twelve and the other is thirteen years old. I actually think both will like this book too, so I'm going to recommend it to them as well! Thanks, again!
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Post by Levi » 03 Aug 2015, 16:02

@hsimone
You won't be disappointed, and neither will they! Meg is very talented, and the moral of the story is outstanding!
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Post by LivreAmour217 » 04 Aug 2015, 14:31

hsimone wrote:@LivreAmour217

This sounds like a very interesting book, great review! I'm going to add it to my to-read list! In my classroom, I have two young girls, one is twelve and the other is thirteen years old. I actually think both will like this book too, so I'm going to recommend it to them as well! Thanks, again!
Thank you very much! I hope that your students enjoy the book!
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Post by BColeman » 06 Aug 2015, 09:45

Great review! It sounds like a book that I would have loved growing up. I love YA fiction.
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Post by rachel_jacks » 27 Aug 2015, 07:19

My niece is about to turn 13 and I really think this could be a great book for her. She is raised in a Pentecostal family and attends school at a private Christian academy. In traditional fashion, her family tries to protect her from being exposed to inappropriate/mature things too soon. I have read a few books in this age range that still contain some curse words and questionable content, especially for someone that is so removed from a more urban environment. I appreciate that this book does not include inappropriate language or content and, as an experienced behavioral/mental health worker with this age group, I also appreciate that it does bring to light the struggles that one might face at this age. Do you feel that this book would be appropriate/useful for her?
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Post by Ramona » 28 Aug 2015, 07:30

Great review! I loved your comparison of Forever Twelve to The Babysitters Club series by Ann M. Martin. My girls loved that series and so do I!! From reading your review, Forever Twelve sounds like a book I would like to read. I've always liked Ann M. Martin's style. As a writer myself (although yet unpublished) I love reading books for the middle school age group, not just for entertainment, but also for inspiration for my own developing style and to learn what middle schoolers are currently reading. Meg Kimball just might become another favorite author of mine for this age group! Thank you for reviewing Forever Twelve!
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Post by Levi » 28 Aug 2015, 08:32

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I don't think you'll be disappointed. I loved the book, myself. Great use of subtle humor, and an inspiring story. What's not to like.:)
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Post by B3cca 3ll3r » 01 Sep 2015, 23:24

Forever Twelve sounds amazing! As the step-mother to both a tween and a teen this book is sure to make it into some bodies stocking at Christmas and maybe even a family reading project. I really appreciated the comparison to "Babysitters Club" that put this book into the must category before I even finished reading!
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Post by zeldas_lullaby » 01 Sep 2015, 23:25

Happy days! If you and your family enjoy it, be sure to let me know!! :-)

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Post by hannahbm13 » 02 Sep 2015, 22:40

Wow! This sounds like a great book :) Way to go, zeldas_lullaby! Also, this is a very well-written review!
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Post by zeldas_lullaby » 02 Sep 2015, 22:43

Thank you, Hannah! I'd be thrilled if you'd read it someday! And yes, Livre Amour is a fabulous reviewer!! :-) Ooh, hey. I'm almost done with my full-length sequel. I'll possibly be submitting it soon! Yay!

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Post by B3cca 3ll3r » 03 Sep 2015, 00:15

Keep us posted on the new book!
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Post by zeldas_lullaby » 03 Sep 2015, 00:36

OK, sure! :-)

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Post by dhomespot » 13 Sep 2015, 20:57

I love your review, and reading the description made me not only think about The Babysitter's Club, but also Sweet Valley High. You have made me want to purchase this book.
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Post by Lee Stone » 16 Sep 2015, 18:03

A well-presented review of a book that seemed lovingly produced. An advice column in a middle school paper is such a clever idea (and full of potential!). I'm wondering if the girls made up their own questions to answer ... like abby and ann.

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