Hi friends! I was thinking over blog posts to do* and realized: a lot of people don’t read middle-grade. So I’m here to convince you to do just that!
*even though I have like 2 reviews to write whoops
1: Romance ain’t always it chief!
IT’S OKAY IF YOU READ ROMANCE. But far too often (in YA especially) romance overshadows all of the beautiful family/sibling/friendships we all want to see!
Some recs with little-to-no romance:
2: Crazy Worlds!
Often, middle-grade embraces the whimsy and magic of the worlds they’re set in, rather than being confined to a set of rules and laws.
Some recs with awesome worlds:
Middle-grade books are often inspired by either the author’s own experiences/heritage, or is the result of an abundance of research! They are usually such sweet representations of culture, without being bogged down by tons of plot or character development.
Some recs with different cultures:
Before you laugh, LISTEN TO MY WORDS OF WISDOM. Middle-grade takes such random, weird, wacky ideas and turns them into amazing stories!
Some recs for unique ideas:
Sometimes, we need a dark, sad book to read while looking out the window moodily and sobbing. But sometimes we just need to laugh and snort like a pig for 5 hours straight and middle-grade’s got you covered!
So that’s it! Do you read middle-grade? What’s your favorite middle-grade book???