Books I’m Enjoying: November

I wasn’t good with keeping up with my reading this month. This is what I’ve (re)read in the world of juvenile literature:

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So… it’s been a productive month. Clearly.

I did manage to read at least one book that isn’t Harry Potter this month, though!

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Hazel: Julie Hearn
I am so glad I forgot my lunch book the other day and had to troll my goodreads for something I wanted to read… and I’m so glad what I really wanted wasn’t in (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince…) because I loved Hazel. If Hazel weren’t just 13, I’d say this would be better suited to YA than juvenile, but her naivete is so well characterized for her upbringing, age, and the time period. She reads as 13 for me so perfectly, which is so refreshing to see in a historical fiction novel about Big Issues- and there are plenty (women’s rights, racism, slavery, murder, suicide…). I’m glad I actually read it because I’ll be bit more trepidatious about the readers for whom I recommend it, but it is a GREAT read, very fast, and really well done.

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