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  • “What do you get when you combine Because of Winn-Dixie’s heart with the mystery and action of Holes ?…a wickedly awesome tale of an 11-year-old girl with more spirit and gumption than folks twice her age. Mo LoBeau is destined to become a standout character in children’s fiction.” – Kirkus Reviews
  • “Turnage’s lively novel features a distinctive voice and a community of idiosyncratic characters.” – Booklist
  • “Here is a writer who has never met a metaphor or simile she couldn’t put to good use. Miss Lana’s voice is ‘the color of sunlight in maple syrup,’ while ‘[r]umors swirl around the Colonel like ink around an octopus.’ But it’s Mo’s wry humor that makes this first novel completely memorable.” – Publisher
  • “Quick-thinking and precocious Mo LoBeau is hilarious in this modern-day mystery…this book will leave readers hoping for more books about Mo and her gang.” – School Library Journal
  • “A vivid, multilayered story which will appeal to both skilled and reluctant readers of either gender. Elements of mystery, romance, secret identities, and long-unspoken small-town secrets blend into a literary stew that becomes compulsively readable as so many tales alternately unravel and combine.” – VOYA


  • Foley, Elizabeth. Remarkable. Dial, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0803737068.
  • Moulton, Erin. Tracing Stars. Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0399256967
  • Mullaly Hunt, Linda. One for the Murphys. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0399256158.
  • Palacio, R. J. Wonder. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0375869020.
  • Pennypacker, Sara. Summer of the Gypsy Moths. Balzer + Bray, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0061964206.
  • Potter, Ellen. The Humming Room. Feiwel & Friends, 2012. ISBN-13: 9780312644383.
  • Scattergood, Augusta. Glory Be. Scholastic Press, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0545331807.
  • Standiford, Natalie. The Secret Tree. Scholastic Press, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0545334792.
  • Stead, Rebecca. Liar & Spy. Wendy Lamb Books, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0385737432.