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Title: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: Barbara Etlin on March 18, 2017, 11:20 AM
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 
Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: dewsanddamps on March 18, 2017, 11:58 AM
THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON, Kelly Barnhill.
Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: olmue on March 18, 2017, 12:31 PM
A Crack in the Sea, by H.M Bouwman
Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: mrh on March 18, 2017, 01:58 PM
THE MANY REFLECTIONS OF MISS JANE DEMING was lovely.
Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: Barbara Etlin on March 19, 2017, 11:10 AM
Thanks for the suggestions!  :thankyou
Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: 217mom on March 19, 2017, 03:34 PM
Richard Peck's THE BEST MAN (2016)  :yippee
Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: JodyJS on March 19, 2017, 06:36 PM
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
Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: Vijaya on March 19, 2017, 06:44 PM
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
Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: Mindy Alyse Weiss on March 19, 2017, 09:12 PM
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.
Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: carrots on March 20, 2017, 05:13 AM
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)
Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: Barbara Etlin on March 20, 2017, 10:42 AM
 :stars3  Thanks!
Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: Kell on March 20, 2017, 11:52 AM
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.
Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: stephanie-lucianovic on April 02, 2017, 12:17 PM
If you guys like "The Girl Who Drank the Moon," you MUST read "The Real Boy " by Anne Ursu. It's one of the best written and delicately crafted books I've ever come across.

"The Lost Property Office" was pretty cool, too.

Books I'm looking forward to getting my hands on: "A Boy Called Bat," "A Rambler Steals Home," and "Love, Ish." (Love, Ish seems to have a fatal disease in it, though.)

Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: mrh on April 02, 2017, 01:50 PM
Another one I loved was THE WILD ROBOT.
Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: Barbara Etlin on April 02, 2017, 04:36 PM
Adding these to my list!
Title: Re: Recent awesome MGs
Post by: marla-lesage on April 02, 2017, 04:44 PM
Elise Gravel's Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere. I'm reading it aloud to my kids - way more fun to read aloud. I think it's MG? publisher says ages 8-12.