Sunday, September 10, 2017

MMGM: NEW RELEASES FOR YOUNG READERS

Welcome to Marvelous Middle Grade Monday where Middle Grade Mania spotlights new books for your young reader!
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SLIDER 
Pete Hautman
Candlewick
Ages 10 - 14
Release Date: September 12, 2017

David can eat an entire sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and thirty-six seconds. Not bad. But he knows he can do better. In fact, he’ll have to do better: he’s going to compete in the Super Pigorino Bowl, the world’s greatest pizza-eating contest, and he has to win it, because he borrowed his mom’s credit card and accidentally spent $2,000 on it. So he really needs that prize money. Like, yesterday. As if training to be a competitive eater weren’t enough, he’s also got to keep an eye on his little brother, Mal (who, if the family believed in labels, would be labeled autistic, but they don’t, so they just label him Mal). And don’t even get started on the new weirdness going on between his two best friends, Cyn and HeyMan. Master talent Pete Hautman has cooked up a rich narrative shot through with equal parts humor and tenderness, and the result is a middle-grade novel too delicious to put down.

1 comment:

  1. This does sound like a really different book with the competitive eater contest theme.

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