As you may know I do love a good meme, and I have seen the MG Takes on Thursday meme on a few blogs recently, and as a big lover of all things Middle Grade I decided it was time to start taking part. The meme was created by Mary at Book Craic so please go and check her blog out.
How to take part
- Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
- Open the book to page 11 and share your favourite sentence.
- Write three words to describe the book.
- Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.
For my first week I am celebrating the wonderful Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt.
Favourite sentence from page 11
There were women in their stiff, coloured dresses, the band playing, the choir singing and everybody dancing and swaying, some even shaking and crying.
The book in three words
Heartwarming, empathetic, eye-opening.
I haven’t read a MG novel featuring LGBT topics before, so was very eager to get into Nothing Ever Happens Here. This was such a heartwarming, very real story that got right into the heart of one family as they come to terms with one of them coming out as trans. It was written in such a poignant way and really did open my eyes to a topic that I did have knowledge of, but not enough. I was moved by everything that happened throughout the story and there were times where I did well up. It was so compelling and packed full of empathy. It’s definitely a book that should be in every primary school (upper KS2) and secondary school across the country.