Student Book Review: My Year in the Middle by Lila Quintero Weaver, reviewed by Lucy Gill (Year 8)
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This week, Lucy Gill (Year 8) reviews new historical fiction novel My Year in the Middle by Lila Quintero Weaver.
This book is historical fiction and it was published in 2020. It’s about a girl at a school that black and white children attended in Alabama during the integration of schools period in 1970.
Girls 11-13 years of age are most likely to enjoy this book. Lu Olivera is the main character and she is into running. But that hasn’t always been her top interest. She recently discovered her passion for running track and that brings her to find a new friend, Belinda, who also shares her passion for running.
The theme is to not always give up when something happens because it might change your life forever. The author wanted me to learn that black people in the USA have different lives to us and they go through different things that we don’t go through.
My rating for this book is 5 stars out of 5.
Keen to read? You can pick up a copy of My Year in the Middle at the Frances Compton Library!
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