Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
This book is for the big girls. And for those who need to understand how hurtful words can be. And for those needing more love.
Starfish (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2021) by Lisa Fipps is so well written.
This novel-in-verse is such a heart-wrenching believable story of Ellie who is often called Splash or Whale. It felt so true I found myself getting angry at Ellie’s mother. Why doesn’t she stop Ellie’s siblings from teasing her? Why doesn’t she see her daughter’s strengths? But with help Ellie learns how to speak up not only to bullies at school but to her own mother.
And I’m not alone in thinking this book is great. Go here to see all the Best Book lists it’s being put on.
This is the author’s debut novel. Can’t wait to see what else she writes. Read about Lisa here. (I enjoyed her sense of humor!)