Book: Remarkably Ruby
Author: Terri Libenson
This is my 96th read for the year
This graphic novel is another in the long line of Terrib Libensons's books. Ruby is a shy girl who is trying to find her place. Basically friendless after losing her best friend a year ago due to an argument, she is unsure where she fits in. Her favorite teacher approaches her and another student telling them she is going to start a poetry club. Ruby - whose past poem won an award - is thinking it could be fun, but it also means putting herself out there where she is uncomfortable. She soon discovers something about herself and in the process finds new friends and mends old friendships.
This is a sweet book. I read these books with my daughter, and we love this author. She intermingles her characters in each book (Ruby has made backdrop appearances in most of her other books) which is the best. There is always a life lesson, and sometimes even a twist ending (not this time), and just an all around enjoyable read. She is an excellent writer for the middle school grade level (and older - because adults love these books too), so I encourage you to add these to your list.