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Meenas life is more colorful than ever. When she finds a mysterious ring that seems to give her powers, Meena sets out to prove that shes a superhero.

The trouble is, her best friends might not believe her, Meenas little sister wants to be more than just a sidekick, and worst of all, an incident at school makes everyone think Meena is the one who needs to be saved.

But even
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 24th 2020 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Alicia Bayer
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
I tried reading this as a read-aloud with my 8 year-old daughter as a bedtime book, but she asked me to stop and find a different book. She found it very boring and to be honest, I did too. I tried to finish my ARC for the sake of a review, but ended up merely skimming it because it just wasn't my cup of tea at all. Both of us tend to enjoy this type of book, but we found very slow-paced and just not interesting. We didn't particularly like Meena or care about her desire to be a superhero. ...more
Kristin Crouch
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to the author for sharing an advanced copy with Collabookation.
Meena is a rainbow-loving, treasure-seeking, impetuous protagonist and nothing gets in her way. I enjoyed getting to know her better in the second Meena book (Meena Meets her Match comes first, but is not necessary to read beforehand). While the first book focuses on a friendship gone sour and the onset of seizures, the second delves deeper into Meena's character.
When Meena sees a first grader bent down in front of a van,
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Kathie
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to the author and #SimonandSchuster for an ARC of this book for #bookportage.

Have you read MEENA MEETS HER MATCH by Karla Manternach? If you have, then you can preorder this sequel, coming out in March 2020. If you havent, I highly suggest you pick up a copy so you can prepare yourself, as you wont want to miss it.

Meena is a character with a huge personality. Shes spunky, imaginative, self-involved, and headstrong. When she rescues a first grader, everyone calls her a hero, and she
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Sandy Brehl
I've been a fan of Meena's since she first planted her colorful, distinctive flag in MEENA MEETS HER MATCH more than a year ago. Now she's back with a story that is page-turning and heart-warming and chuckle-worthy, even more appealing than her first book. Meena is unique in so many ways, including having a recently diagnosed health issue (epilepsy) that continues to affect her in ways she does and doesn't understand.
That is a seldom-explored situation, but her page-filling personality and
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Shari
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to the author and publisher for sharing Never Fear, Meenas Here with me and #BookSojourn.
This is the second Meena Zee story, in which Meena is dealing with her epilepsy diagnosis in a very real-kid way. Meena is headstrong, opinionated, and has a big personality. She doesnt want to need help, she wants to be strong and independent. When Meena discovers a mysterious Rainbow Ring, she believes it has given her superpowers, and she goes about on a self-involved quest to discover what
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Kayla
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story starring Meena, a third grader who wants to be a superhero. When she can't find her own super powers, Meena learns about everyday super heroes and starts to recognize the good in everyone around her. Such a feel good story.
Sarah Maxton
Great book!Perfect read for any girl hanging out at home during the quarantine!
RedPoppyReading
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Never Fear, Meenas Here! by @mskarlam is the second book in the Meena Series. Meena finds a rainbow washer on the ground right before she saves a little girl from being hit by a car and is sure the rainbow ring has given her super powers. She is determined to find out what other powers the ring gives her- mind control, the ability to fly, super speed? She drives her best friend away with her self obsession with being super and is not kind to her little sister. But at the heart of this story is a ...more
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Karla Manternach grew up in small-town Iowa, a grubby kid in tube socks who once stopped an entire parade by running in front of a fire truck for candy. When she was older, Karla detasseld corn, read Star Trek novels, and studied languages that no one speaks anymore. Today, Karla lives with her family in small-town Wisconsin where she creates books for young readers and works as a freelance ...more

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