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The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2018, middle-grade, 59

This was super cute, and fantastically feminist. (One of the aunts is a queen and Bronte thinks she became one by marrying a king, and her other aunts SCOFF AT HER and tell her that, no, queen aunt actually applied for the job. I MEAN.)

I love that the main character is someone who does remarkable things but doesn't think they're remarkable ("Isn't that what anyone would do?" is basically her mantra). There's a lot of poking fun at books and there's a whole section about how awesome librarians are at research and how excited they get about it.

As a kid, I would have loved reading about this seemingly ordinary girl go on extraordinary adventures. As a parent, I would have immediately handed this to my tween daughter if it had been published back when she was at that age.

My only complaint is that there are so many aunts and cousins that at the end, I couldn't remember who some of them were. If I had been reading a paper book, it would have been super easy to flip back and see (and if I really cared, I could've used the search function on my Kindle), so it's a small quibble but a quibble nonetheless. I'm looking forward to the sequel.

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Reading Progress

January 10, 2018 – Shelved
January 10, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
August 9, 2018 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
August 9, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read (Hardcover Edition)
Started Reading
December 24, 2018 – Finished Reading
December 25, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
December 25, 2018 – Shelved as: middle-grade
February 1, 2019 – Shelved as: 59

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