Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars - This middle grade book did so much so right. I know it can often be difficult going into a middle grade book as an adult with the intention of reviewing it. Our standards of plot and character development is on such a higher scale. For me though, many years of reading bedtime stories and buddy reading with my daughter as she grew, gave me the opportunity to see this kind of writing though a different lens. That being said, George blew me away.
This is a middle grade book that does so many thing right. The story is one, that during my many years of reading bedtime stories to my daughter, would have become a favorite for both of us. It touches on a very heavy topic, one that so many American families deal with. As a single mother, my daughter and I struggled a lot early on and Jackson reminded me of her in her younger years.
I know this is a middle grade book but one done in a way that could benefit adults, as well