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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Gertie's Leap to Greatness

"Waiting on" Wednesday, or WOW, is a meme created by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Join in the discussion to see what upcoming releases we're currently buzzing about.


Lovey Dovey Books caters to all ages. Although, I don't review middle grade books very much every once in a while one comes along to catch my eye. According to Entertainment Weekly, to read this novel is to "meet the new Ramona Quimby" and I loved that series growing up! Without further ado...

Here's this week's pick:


For fans of Three Times Lucky and The Penderwicks, this endearing new classic spins together sparkling humor, sizzle-pop writing, and a sassy main character with an unforgettable voice.

Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not-From-Concentrate awesome. She has a daddy who works on an oil rig, a great-aunt who always finds the lowest prices at the Piggly Wiggly, and two loyal best friends. So when her absent mother decides to move away from their small town, Gertie sets out on her greatest mission yet: becoming the best fifth grader in the universe to show her mother exactly what she'll be leaving behind. There's just one problem: Seat-stealing new girl Mary Sue Spivey wants to be the best fifth grader, too. And there is simply not enough room at the top for the two of them.

From debut author Kate Beasley, and with illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Jillian Tamaki, comes a classic tale of hope and homecoming that will empty your heart, then fill it back up again--one laugh at a time.

Gertie's Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley releases October 4, 2016 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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I feel the cuteness overload already! What are you waiting on this week?


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6 comments:

  1. Aww it is cuteness overload! I genuinely want to know if she becomes the best fifth grader and I don't even read this genre anymore.
    New GFC follower here!
    Check out my WoW

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    1. Yeah, its that exciting, lol Thanks for following!

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  2. Thanks for sharing! It looks adorable. Hope you enjoy it.
    My WoW:
    http://thesmartbookclub.blogspot.com/2016/06/waiting-on-wednesday-this-savage-song.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Yes, it looks super adorable!

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  3. I loved The Penderwick series. This book sounds great ~ Hope you enjoy it!

    Renee ~ My Wow

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll have to check out the Penderwicks series, then!

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