Monday, January 27, 2014

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday: Sway

This book, Sway by Amber McRee Turner, was on my to-read list for a very long time, so when I won a book giveaway from my dear friend Akoss and could choose what book I wanted, I chose Sway. And what a delight it was to read. 

The premise: Cass spends much of her life waiting for her mom to return from her various rescue missions. She helps flood victims, those affected by hurricanes, and people's whose lives are upside down because of tornadoes. But this time when her mom returns, things go all wrong, and it's Cass's heart that needs rescuing. So Cass's dad fixes up an old RV and takes her traveling about. Together, they introduce people to the power of Sway -- the magic of inspiration and joy. But the two people who need Sway most are Cass and her dad . . .

What I loved: At its heart, this is a book about hope and forgiveness, two of the most magical and beautiful things in the world. Not that hope and forgiveness make things perfect -- because they don't and can't -- but hope and forgiveness help all of us see the magic that surrounds us every day. And like Cass and her dad, readers of Sway will find that the everyday of our lives is completely and totally magical.

For more great middle grade books
(and maybe some Sway of your own),
follow the links at Shannon Messenger's site.
Happy middle grade reading! 
 

25 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book. I hadn't heard of it, but I'm going to try to check it out.

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  2. I hadn't heard of this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh, this one sounds great! I love the idea of a girl and her Dad traveling around together. Will definitely look for this!

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  4. I'm going to have to put this one on my list! Sounds sweet, which I like.

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  5. I love the cover! Thanks for telling me about this book. It sounds wonderful and I will definitely be checking it out.

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  6. This one has been on my list for a long time as well. It sounds wonderful! Thanks for reminding me about it, Barbara =)

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  7. Very pretty cover. Tree's will always grab me!

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  8. All the feels!!! I think I need to get a copy for myself now. :)

    ~Akoss

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  9. Thanks for the heads-up on what sounds like a special book. I'm putting it on my list of books to check out :-)

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  10. I had not come across this one so thanks for featuring. The premise sounds very promising. Can't wait to read it for myself.

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  11. I had forgotten about this one until seeing it here. I need to put it on my B&N wish list! I've been buying more and more MG this year, as I keep getting a hold of some really great ones that only make me want more just like them!

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  12. Great pick for your win! Glad you enjoyed this one and love how you shared it--makes me want to read it all over again!

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  13. Sounds like another great one for the classroom!

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  14. That sounds like a gorgeous story. And like Jamie said, perfect for the classroom!

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  15. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this book! It also sounds wonderful. Going on the to-read list!

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    1. Had to share - just went to add it to my Goodreads list and it was already there! Now I really need to read it! :)

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  16. This cover is beautiful! I love it! I am so glad you won this book and had a chance to read it. I have now added it to my TBR list because it sounds so good. Books about hope and forgiveness are so powerful. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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  17. Is this a crying book? This sounds like a crying book.

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  18. It sounds great - I like the themes and the premise. I may have to add it to my long list of must-reads :)

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  19. Hope and forgiveness...two things that I *hope* I'm instilling in my little book readers!

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  20. Thanks for the review.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  21. This sounds excellent. I've seen the cover many times, but haven't read this yet. I'm going to get it.

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  22. Aw, Sway sounds like such a sweet book. How cool that you won it from Akoss!

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  23. I loved what you said about the book having love and forgiveness at its heart. Beautiful.

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  24. Oh I love the sound of this one! And I fully agree about hope and forgiveness. Truly the most beautiful of all.

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