Friday, February 13, 2015

Jocelyn Found Another Great Middle Grade Book
Candice Phee isn't a typical twelve-year-old girl. She has more than her fair share of quirks, but she also has the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to make sure everyone around her is happy—which is no easy feat when dealing with a pet fish with an identity crisis, a friend who believes he came from another dimension, an age-old family feud, and a sick mom. But she is on a mission. Her methods might be unique, but Candice will do whatever it takes to restore order to her world and make sure everyone is absolutely, categorically happy again.

Jocelyn says:
"The smart main character, Candice, is on the autism spectrum the way the girls are in  Rain Reign and Counting by Sevens, and just as touching.

Candice makes friends with a new boy- Douglas Benson from Another Dimension- who isn't put off by her quirks. Candice, in her own unique way, helps her mother choose to climb out of a deep depression. Candice and Douglas Benson from Another Dimension inadvertently help her father succeed in a new business, and ultimately help her father and his brother reconcile after a long and bitter business dispute.

Sounds a bit Pollyanna-ish in this description- but it's a great read. 2 thumbs up."

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