One minute they’re there: laughing and having fun at the house next door. The next minute, the teens are gone. Like magic. Marin can’t believe her eyes. Who are ...more
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Marin and her family move from Indiana to Pennsylvania for her mother's new job as a professor of nursing. Her father, a physical education teacher, is still looking for work, so he is the at home parent for Marin and her baby brother Owen. Marin had two good friends in Indiana, Ashlyn and Kenner, but had fallen out with them because of typical friend drama. She is concerned that she won't be able to find new friends in the new town, so is intrigued wh ...more
While an interesting concept, two major aspects of this book drove my 2-star review.
1. The book is approximately 300 pages long, and the plot didn't actually pick up until 200 pages in. A lot of the story was about her reuniting with some friends and adjusting to her new life in Pennsylvania. The actual plot of the book seemed as an aside.
2. I was not a fan of the dialogue. This book has some pass sinc ...more
The summer before Marin starts 6th grade, her family makes the move from IL to PA due to an amazing job offer for her mom. Leaving IL after a big fight with her two best friends and being the new kid, Marin is lonely and begins exploring the area, entering the woods behind her house and climbing a tree. She hears high schoolers coming home from school, and she begins observing them. As she’s watching, the ...more
I’ve been a fan of Margaret Peterson Haddix since I was about ten-years-old, and contrary to popular belief, I think her newer books are just as good as her older books.
REMARKABLES may not have been as good as CHILDREN OF EXILE, SHADOW CHILDREN, or THE GREYSTONE SECRETS, but I definitely think it’s just as good as GAME CHANGER and TH ...more
Marin and her family have just moved to a small town in Pennsylvania after a particularly rough 5th grade year. Her mom has a new job, her dad is looking for work and taking care of her brand new baby brother, and Marin is worried about making friends after what happened last year. When she spots the group of teenagers coming home from school, she is enthralled by what looks like their perfect and easy friendship. S ...more
Well written & suspenseful & I think many middle school readers will really enjoy this book
I won an ARC of this book in Goodreads giveaway & in return I’ve written an honest review. Like to thank the author & publisher .... Hsrper Collins ...more
It's realistic fiction with a touch of fantasy.
*Thanks to MPH for an advanced copy!