Monday, 4 September 2017

All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

Imogene is excited to be starting school.  Until now she has been home schooled while her parents work at the Medieval Faire in Florida.  She is looking forward to making new friends and doing normal things that real kids do.

School doesn't turn out to be as easy as she had hoped.  Juggling balls, wielding a sword to fend off a villain and being squire to a knight are normal, daily life to Imogene, making friends at school doesn't come naturally to her.  When she breaks the knight's code, she finds herself with some serious decisions to make.

Excellent middle school story told in graphic novel form.  It deals with several issues that are pertinent to middle school students.  I particularly like that the adults don't tell Imogene how to solve her problems, but rather guide her along a path such that she can discover her own solutions.

Should appeal to  a wide range of readers.  Suitable for younger children who are reading at an advanced level.

Victoria Jamieson is author of the popular Roller Girl graphic novel.

 I received an advance reader copy of this book from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.

Cover image courtesy Penguin Random House Canada


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