From School Library Journal
Grade 6–9—This sequel to Mia the Meek
(Bancroft, 2007), which follows the coming-of-age adventures of Mia Fullerton, an Iowa teen, takes place during the summer between her freshman and sophomore years of high school, when she discovers she is "the same…only different." Mia is separated from her best friend, who is spending the summer at a MENSA camp, and her boyfriend, who has gone off to his grandparents in Maine. She is forced to get to know the crazy characters at Little Tyke's Theatre, where she is working. Boggess does a wonderful job of taking a developed protagonist and stretching her in new directions. Mia stands up for herself when her boyfriend cheats, finds a new one, acts and sings onstage, and makes new friends. The novel is full of witty one-liners and hilarious descriptions of characters that keep the reading enjoyable. Mia's angst is more lighthearted than edgy, making the novel appropriate even for precocious upper-elementary readers.—Terrilyn Fleming, Colby Public Schools, KS
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This wonderful sequel is full of witty one-liners and hilarious descriptions of characters, including ''diva of the darkside,'' ''acrimonious albino,'' and ''Her Highness of Hatred.'' Through her summer adventures, Mia realizes she is "the same . . . only different." Mia's angst is more lighthearted than edgy, making it appropriate for 6-9th graders or even precocious upper-elementary readers. --School Library Journal
Ms. Boggess is absolutely gifted at finding humor in the everyday misadventures of a typical teen. Her dialogue crackles with realism and wit. Mia feels like the girl next door . . . if the girl is klutzy and hilarious and appealingly offbeat. --Jill Esbaum, Author of Stink Soup
, Ste-e-e-e-eamboat A-Comin'!
, Estelle Takes a Bath
, and To the Big Top
You thought Mia the Meek
was funny? Well, Mia the Melodramatic
is double funny, with sprinkles on top. The old cast is back: well-intended-but-embarrassing parents, pain-in-the-butt brother, sweet-and-sexy Tim. But who's that standing in the wings, waiting to complicate Mia's summer? Eric? And his Goth cousin Zoe? Join Mia for a summer of romance and craziness that will keep you laughing till the curtain drops. --Sharelle Byars Moranville, Author of Purple Ribbon
, Over the River
, A Higher Geometry
, and The Snows
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