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What suggestions do you have for recent (last 2 years or so) must-read MGs?

I especially like:
- great writing
- great voice
- funny
- fantasy
- time travel
- historical
- animals

Things I don't like:
- someone dying from a fatal disease
- anything depressing
- sports
- religion 
#1 - March 18, 2017, 11:20 AM
ANTIQUE PIANO & OTHER SOUR NOTES
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THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON, Kelly Barnhill.
#2 - March 18, 2017, 11:58 AM
Learning to Swear in America (Bloomsbury, July 2016)
What Goes Up (Bloomsbury, 2017)
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A Crack in the Sea, by H.M Bouwman
#3 - March 18, 2017, 12:31 PM

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THE MANY REFLECTIONS OF MISS JANE DEMING was lovely.
#4 - March 18, 2017, 01:58 PM
Adventures of Jenna V. Series
Caroline Grade Mysteries
The Journey of Emilie
Anne Bradstreet: America's Puritan Poet
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Thanks for the suggestions!  :thankyou
#5 - March 19, 2017, 11:10 AM
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Richard Peck's THE BEST MAN (2016)  :yippee
#6 - March 19, 2017, 03:34 PM
THE VOICE OF THUNDER, WiDo Publishing Aug 2012
THERE'S A TURKEY AT THE DOOR, Hometown520 July 2011

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THE INQUISITOR'S TALE, OR THREE MAGICAL CHILDREN AND THEIR HOLY DOG, Adam Gidwitz (interesting take on different faiths, though it's not the main theme of the book...ish)

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (starts out depressing but goes up from there  ;)) :yay
#7 - March 19, 2017, 06:36 PM
THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLED, PRUDENCE, THE PART-TIME COW, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, IT'S YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, BUSY BUS!
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My friend Faith has a list of recent books that she loved. If you scroll down, you'll see her MG list and it's really good. I've only read a few of these but they were all wonderful. http://faithehough.blogspot.com/#!/2016/11/2016-books-im-thankful-for.html
#8 - March 19, 2017, 06:44 PM
TEN EASTER EGGS (Cartwheel/Scholastic, 2015)
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I think you'll love THIS IS NOT THE ABBY SHOW by Debbie Reed Fischer. It has great writing, a fantastic voice, and is extremely funny.

I'd also suggest THE FIRST LAST DAY by Dorian Cirrone. It's a fantastic read and has a lot of the elements you especially like. I almost didn't add it because of something that happens to a minor character, but I still think you'd really enjoy this.
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MY NEAR-DEATH ADVENTURES by Allison DeCamp

DEATH BY TOILET PAPER by Donna Gephart (the "dying from a fatal disease" happens before the story begins)
#10 - March 20, 2017, 05:13 AM
Mama's New Do, November 2015
The Repurposed Stories of a Buzzard's Son, TBA
Mayflower Marsh, TBA

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 :stars3  Thanks!
#11 - March 20, 2017, 10:42 AM
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I am reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon now and it is just as amazing as everyone says!

I am also a huge fan of Sage Blackwood's Jinx trilogy and SE Grove's Mapmakers trilogy. Terrific, imaginative fantasy.
#12 - March 20, 2017, 11:52 AM
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DEADWOOD, Spencer Hill, 2014
MIRA FORECASTS THE FUTURE, Sterling, 2016

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