Recommended for Readers
in Grades 5 and up
2015 - Odyssey Honor Book
Can Felicity bring the magic back to the town of Midnight Gulch? Can she build a family even though her mother has a "wandering heart?"
This is a book in which a protagonist is missing parents and has a group of erratic townspeople supporting her. It's a common theme - Everything on a Waffle, The Higher Power of Lucky, Hope Was Here, Rachel Spinelli Punched Me in the Face, and Waiting for Normal all follow it. This one is a little quirkier, in part because of periodic stories about magical things that happened in the town a few generations earlier, and because of Felicity's word-collecting, including the use of invented words. This book reminds me a bit of the movie Big Fish - some readers will love the magic and whimsy.
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
**Questions coming soon**
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