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Victoria Jamieson

Autore di Roller Girl

15+ opere 3,890 membri 244 recensioni 1 preferito

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Comprende il nome: Victoria Jamieson

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Ava and Pip (2014) — Illustratore — 97 copie
Comics Squad #3: Detention! (2017) — Autore — 62 copie

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Informazioni generali

Data di nascita
20th Century
Sesso
female
Nazionalità
USA
Attività lavorative
children's book author

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This book would work best for middle schoolers since it is a graphic novel.
This book is about two brothers who live in a refugee camp in Somalia and follows their day-to-day adventures and challenges.
I thought this book was very powerful and the illustrations were incredible. This book could be available in the classroom for students to read on their own time but I think it's a book that should be encouraged to students.
 
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mlutey22 | 62 altre recensioni | Feb 12, 2024 |
I thought the pacing of this story was on point. It demonstrates (again) Victoria Jamieson is a master of the middle-grade graphic novel. They saved a lot of good stuff for the author's notes, so don't skip those, kids!
 
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LibrarianDest | 62 altre recensioni | Jan 3, 2024 |
Victoria Jamieson has done it again! I thought [b:Roller Girl|22504701|Roller Girl|Victoria Jamieson|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1447914095s/22504701.jpg|41951492] was a brilliantly realistic portrayal of early adolescence, friendship, and sports. ALL'S FAIRE is just as good, if not better.

This time the story is about a homeschooler transitioning to a public middle school. When I was a kid, saying someone was homeschooled meant they were weird. It was an insult, or maybe a way to let someone know they had broken an unspoken rule ("Dude, what are you doing? Were you, like, homeschooled or something?"). This has stuck with me so much that when I considered homeschooling my own kid, part of my brain was like, "No, don't. She'll turn out too weird." But, obviously, that's the part of my brain I need to shush. Really, it is a great gift to weird. To be yourself. To "do you" as the kids say (God, I'm old).

When I was in college there was a group of pretty hardcore Ren Faire kids. "Ren Faire" also became shorthand for weird, though it wasn't really meant as an insult. More like the extreme of unusual behavior ("Dude, what am I doing? Does this mean I have to, like, join Ren Faire now or something?"). Those Ren Faire kids seemed to live in their own little bubble and it was every bit as exclusive and clubby as a fraternity or sorority (not that I would really know -- I was a theatre nerd).

So this book combines these two "weird" things and gives the reader a completely endearing, relatable character in Impy. She has a good heart. She makes understandable mistakes. She tries to hide herself away to fit in with the popular group, but eventually can't stand the nastiness of the queen bee Mika. This sounds like a fairly generic plot, but there's magic in the details. As with ROLLER GIRL, there's a wonderful feeling of authenticity as you read the book. The characters come across as genuine and whole. The plot is satisfying. All around just fantastic.
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LibrarianDest | 37 altre recensioni | Jan 3, 2024 |

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Opere
15
Opere correlate
2
Utenti
3,890
Popolarità
#6,514
Voto
½ 4.3
Recensioni
244
ISBN
103
Lingue
4
Preferito da
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