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10 thoughts on “Every Shiny Thing

  1. says:

    It is incredibly rare for me to say this, but this book did every single thing right If I were reviewing for a trade pub, I would recommend a star because this is my middle grade middle school perfection And to put it in perspective, this is the first MG title that has made me cry since I read THINGS THAT SURPRISE YOU by Jen Maschari back in August..and I read a LOT of MG EVERY SHINY THING nails it with the following things gorgeous alternating verse and prose this structure provides It is incredibly rare for me to say this, but this book did every single thing right If I were reviewing for a trade pub, I would recommend a star because this is my middle...


  2. says:

    I m such a sucker for alternating POV books, and yet, I hold them to high standards Both perspectives need to be equally compelling, both characters need to have equivalently high stakes and distinct interior worlds EVERY SHINING THING gives us two characters from very different backgrounds Lauren s family is affluent and stable, but her older autistic brother s departure for a special school ...


  3. says:

    E ARC from Netgalley.comLauren is angry with her well to do parents because they have sent her brother Ryan, who is on the autism spectrum, off to a residential school She misses him, and thinks her parents just got tired of dealing with Ryan s problems She attends a private Quaker school that preaches simplicity even though most of the students are from very rich backgrounds and don t necessarily follow these teachings Sierra s father is in jail, and her mother is an alcoholic who has finall E ARC from Netgalley.comLauren is angry with her well to do parents because they have sent her brother Ryan, who is on the autism spectrum, off to a residential school She misses him, and thinks her parents just got tired of dealing with Ryan s problems She attends a private Quaker school that preaches simplicity even though most of the students are from very rich backgrounds and don t necessarily follow these teachings Sierra s father is in jail, and her mother is an alcoholic who has finally found herself unable to take care of Sierra Anne and Carl, neighbors of Lauren s, are fostering Sierra, who goes to the same school that...


  4. says:

    In Every Shiny Thing, the POV switches from Lauren, a wealthy, privileged girl who misses her brother who is autistic and sent away to a special school, and Sierra, whose parents are both in jail, forcing her into foster care Lauren s chapters are written in prose while Sierra s are in verse, which can be a compelling storytelling technique However I thought Sierra s chapters were muchengaging and well written than Lauren s, and I feel that if we just stayed in Sierra s POV and Lauren wa In Every Shiny Thing, the POV switches from Lauren, a wealthy, privileged girl who misses her brother who is autistic and sent away to a special school, and Sierra, whose parents are both in jail, forcing her into foster care Lauren s chapters are written in prose while Sierra s are in verse, which can be a compelling storytelling technique However I thought Sierra s chapters were muchengaging and well written than Lauren s, and I feel that if we just stayed in Sierra s POV and Lauren was a side character, this book would have beeneffective While ...


  5. says:

    Generally, I am one who quickly tires of literary trends However, I m still a fan of books told from alternating points of view Every Shiny Thing, which centers around two middle school girls, does an excellent job of doing just that The novel ping pongs between text and verse Lauren narrates her side of the story in traditional text As the seventh grade school year begins she is angry with her parents for sending her older brother off to a special boarding school for students on the autism Generally, I am one who quickly tires of literary trends However, I m still a fan of books told from alternating points of view Every Shiny Thing, which centers around two middle school girls, does an excellent job of doing just that The novel ping pongs between text and verse Lauren narrates her side of the story in traditional text As the seventh grade school year begins she is angry with her parents for sending her older brother off to a special boarding school for students on the autism spectrum She has always been close to her brother, Ryan, and feels as though her parents have made a huge mistake by sending him to a school she is certain he hates Sierra shares her point of view via vers...


  6. says:

    Wow Really good Two girls each with very different backgrounds come together and help each other inways than they could imagine Really strong writing and a story that keeps the reader engaged the entire experience


  7. says:

    Perfect alternating POV The poetry made me cry, and the prose gave the story fantastic momentum I don t always have trouble putting down a middle grade book, but this one kept me turning the pages Love


  8. says:

    Perhaps a little too long for intended audience, but sensitive and authentic.Lovely friendship story Dual narrators, one written in verse.


  9. says:

    I loved this book It was a joy to read.


  10. says:

    A gorgeous, two voices middle grade book.


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Every Shiny Thing In This Beautifully Constructed Middle Grade Novel, Told Half In Prose And Half In Verse, Lauren Prides Herself On Being A Good Sister, And Sierra Is Used To Taking Care Of Her Mom When Lauren S Parents Send Her Brother To A Therapeutic Boarding School For Teens On The Autism Spectrum And Sierra Moves To A Foster Home In Lauren S Wealthy Neighborhood, Both Girls Are Lost Until They Find A Deep Bond With Each Other But When Lauren Recruits Sierra To Help With A Robin Hood Scheme To Raise Money For Autistic Kids Who Don T Have Her Family S Resources, Sierra Has A Lot To Lose If The Plan Goes Wrong Lauren Must Learn That Having Good Intentions Isn T All That Matters When You Battle Injustice, And Sierra Needs To Realize That Sometimes, The Person You Need To Take Care Of Is Yourself.

  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Every Shiny Thing
  • Cordelia Jensen
  • 24 February 2018

About the Author: Cordelia Jensen

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