Friday, July 5, 2013

Genie Wishes

Genie Wishes, written by Elisabeth Dahl, is a perfect book for middle grade girls.  Fifth and sixth grades seem to be hard for kids because of all the changes they are going through...friendships change, bodies change, schools change.  I think this book will help kids see that they are not alone.

Genie Wishes

Genie is your average 11 year old.  She is best friends with Sarah, has a moody older brother, and is excited about starting fifth grade, her last year before she moves up to middle school.  She has just been chosen to be the fifth grade class blogger.  She blogs about everything from Junk Food Lunch to Friendship to Bullying.  As she thinks of stories to tell on her blog, she begins to notice how her classmates are changing.  Her best freind Sarah is being taken over by a new girl, Blair, and doesn't seem to have time for Genie any more.  Lots of girls are starting to become boy-crazy, shaving their legs and wearing make-up.  Genie doesn't feel ready for all of this.  Throughout the book, she has to decide what works for her and how she can continue to be her own person and not get lost in the crowd.

I'd love to hear if you've read Genie Wishes!  Let me know in the comments!

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