The winner of my hardcover of Summer on the Moon is:
Yay! Email your mailing address to: barbarawatson94(at)gmail(dot)com
Now, for today's feature . . .
The premise: Eleven-year-old Mo, salvaged from a hurricane by the Colonel when she was just a baby and raised by the loving Miss Lana, has spent her entire life in the small town of Tupelo Landing, North Carolina. When a detective shows up asking questions about a murder, Mo knows she has to do everything she can to save those she loves.
What keeps readers reading: The marvelous mystery. It keeps you on your toes--beginning, middle and end. Add in the quirks of small town living and a small girl who stands biggest when she's cornered, and this book is purely magical.
What I loved: Mo's pluck and the way Sheila Turnage took everything middle graders care most about--family, friends, and home--and blended those with murder and mystery. Three Times Lucky stays on your mind and in your heart long after you read the last page.
To enter a drawing for my ARC (which I won from Myrna Foster!), please comment on this post by Sunday, April 15th, by 8pm CDT. International entries welcome. Winner announced on Monday, April 16th. Check my Middle Grade Monday tab or Shannon Messenger's links for more middle grade recommendations.
Happy middle grade reading!