Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born.
Until the 3,000-year-old man appeared in the boys' room, middle-schooler Mack MacAvoy had resigned himself to leading a middling, unexceptional life. That was before the ancient bathroom crasher identified Mack as one of The Magnificent Twelve, a group of talented12-year-olds who have been empowered the save the world. Before they can do that, however, Mack must track down these other special children and prepare to do battle. Action, magic, and laughs.
I LOVE Michael Grant! I've reviewed his amazing GONE series before, but because of my TBR pile, I'm a little late getting to THE MAGNIFICENT TWELVE. So late in fact, that book 2 in the series is due to be released on September 1st!
My favorite thing about this book is Mack's surprising sidekick, the meanest bully in the school who once wanted to pound him. Now Mack is "under his wing". Together, they make a hilarious pair: Mack has a million phobias and his bully manages even the oddest situations with a simple grunt or two, determined to protect Mack from the world.
*** Others who can be counted on for a great MMGM review each week: ***
Today, Elana Johnson has an MMGM post and a giveaway of Janitors by Ty Whitesides.
- Joanne Fritz @ My Brain on Books
- Ben Langhinrchs @ My Comfy Chair
- Sherrie Petersen @ Write About Now
- Brooke Favero @ Somewhere in the Middle
- Myrna Foster @ Night Writer
- Ally Beecher @ Kid Lit Frenzy
- Barbara Watson @ Novel and Nouveau
- Deb Marshall @ Just Deb!
- Anita Laydon Miller's Middle Grade Blog
- Michael G-G @ Middle Grade Mafioso
- Natalie Aguirre @ Literary Rambles
Wow, sounds like a great book! I need some more of these for my 11 year-old! He can't seem to find any "good" books to read. I'll add this to the pile and hopefully he will love it! ;)
This sounds so fun. And I scored it for free for my Kindle a week or so ago.
Michael Grant is a genius and I love every word he writes. Thanks for sharing this title, I keep forgetting to pick it up.
This one sounds great! I'm putting it on my list! Thanks Shannon.
Thanks for the recommendation! I hadn't heard of this one.
After reading the blurb, the first thing that came to mind was I Am Number Four . . . :P
I do like Michael Grant's writing, though. Thank you for the review!
Who doesn't want to save the world? This looks so cute!
hi miss shannon! yikes! another cool book i gotta add to my wanna read list. thanks for a neat review.
...hugs from lenny
I'm with Lenny - I'm adding this to my wishlist too.
I'm a huge fan of his too (loving the Gone series!) so I'm definitely checking this one out!
Oh wow!! This sounds like a fab fun book! I love that Mack is partnered with a former bully too - that's just great chemistry there already! Yay!
Thanks for the intro and the review! Take care
I read GONE, too. I enjoyed it, but it was intense. This one sounds a little less intense. More fun.
My daughter read Gone too and loved it. I'll have to check this one out.
What a cute read! I'm also eyeing the book you're currently reading!!! It looks so cute!
I haven't read any Michael Grant but Gone's been on my list for a while. Guess I have to catch up!
I'm doing a book giveaway at my blog too. MMGM's are everywhere!!!! Hugs and hope you have a good week.
Many of my timing issues would be solved if I could just read faster. Amazing how many great books are out there. Thanks for telling us about this one.
Great recommendation. I'm going to add this one to my list. I like humor in MG.
There are just too many marvelous books I have not heard about. Thank you for sharing about this one!
This sounds right up my alley!
Oh, I think I have this one on my Kindle (obviously, I'm a bit behind in my TBR pile). Sounds great!
I love good sidekicks. Sometimes they make the whole book for me. Will definitely add this one to my list.
Very nice book review. Like your background very much. New follower. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love.
GONE creeped me out, but this one looks like a lot of fun. Great review, Shannon.
It's nice to have power back since Irene took it away, but I have too much to catch up on!
This sounds like fun, Shannon. Adding it to my list. I don't read a lot of MG, but I just finished Donna Gephart's How I Survived Middle School, which was very funny. I liked it muchly ;)
Sounds like a book middle graders will want to read. I'll have to add both this book and book 2 to my TBR book list.
I haven't read this book, but it sounds like a great book for middle-graders. Thanks for sharing!
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