Saturday, January 4, 2020

Book Recommendation: Tumble and Blue #iLoveMG

Welcome to #iLoveMG where I share middle grade books that my fifth graders recommend. (Please note that my fifth graders read a wide variety of books across a wide variety of genres, levels, and topics. Do not think that these books are "only" for fifth graders.) Or check out #3rdfor3rd for recommendations from when I taught third grade.

This series was so popular, two students chose it for their reviews. Enjoy!

Tumble and Blue

Recommended by Jillian

Tumble and Blue is wonderful book by Cassie Beasley, about friendship and one curse that brings them together. Each of Blue's family members have a different curse. Some are good and grants them powers like always winning and the power to create illusions. But Blue has a bad curse, he never wins.

He has to go to his grandmother's house for the summer and meets a girl named Tumble who has recently moved to a house near where Blue is staying. They meet surprisingly and they become best friends. But Blue accidentally tells Tumble his secret. Tumble understands and wants to help Blue win something that he has wanted to win for as long as he can remember. But soon it seems clear to Blue that Tumble is hiding something from him as well. Strange things start happening to Blue's family and they are the only ones who can stop it. This story is about Tumble and Blue's journey through winning and losing.

I loved this book because it expresses lots of realness in the sense that it talks about family and secrets but is magic with its curses and talking creatures. I thought this book was sweet and savory in some places and I think that you should read this book too.

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