I promise within the next year you will have heard of Cassie Beasely. If you read the bestseller list of the New York Times Middle Grade Books, you already have. A fellow Georgian, from Claxton, where the fruitcakes that permeated my childhood Christmas are made, visited Quail Ridge Books last night. Circus Mirandus is her first book ever published. It’s amazing! Especially as a family read-aloud. ML and I hadn’t quite finished the book before meeting her. ML begged to finish it afterwards. So we stayed up until 10 pm. The last few chapters were both heartbreaking and encouraging. Tears and laughter filled my bed as ML and I snuggled. Then, a discussion on what should happen in a sequel. ML had some really good ideas she plans to email the author.
At the event, ML asked the author, “What’s your favorite book?” She responded, “That is an evil question because there are too many.” Instead she shared her favorite books of 2015.
Dewey Bob by Judy Schachner
Middle Grades Fiction
Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
ML’s Favorite Book of 2015
I haven’t asked yet; but I’m certain Circus Mirandus will win hands down.
***A note to the author, I spelled your name wrong in the first draft. It’s not just you***