My first choice of book is an MG spill on a fantasy classic.
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Cinderskella (Scarely Ever After #1) by Amie Borst; Bethanie Borst
Released: October 26, 2013
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Description: Cindy is just a normal 11¾-year-old. At least until she wakes up one night and finds out she’s dead. Well, she isn’t technically dead—she just doesn’t have any hair . . . or a nose . . . or skin. Yep—all bones, no body.
Human by day and skeleton by night, Cindy is definitely cursed. And because her mother recently died, Cindy has no one to turn to except a father who’s now scared of her and an evil stepmother who makes her do the housecleaning with a toothbrush. To make matters worse, the Spring Fling dance is approaching, and Ethan, the cutest boy in sixth grade, doesn’t seem to know Cindy exists. Of course, Cindy doesn’t think letting Ethan find out she’s part skeleton is the best way to introduce herself.
While facing such perils as pickled pig’s feet, a wacky fortune teller, and a few quick trips to the Underworld, Cindy’s determined to break the curse—even for a single night.
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Amie Borst still believes in unicorns, uses glitter whenever possible and accessorizes in pink. She enjoys eating chocolate while writing and keeps a well-stocked stash hidden away from her family. A native New Yorker she currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband, three children and a cute dog named Lily. She wishes she had a hot-pink elevator with carnival lights to travel the world. But for now, her minivan will have to do.
Bethanie Borst is a spunky 13-year-old who is an avid archer with Olympic dreams, enjoys the outdoors, loves reading and is quick to make lasting friendships. When she is not writing, she swings on a star.Although I have yet to read this book, I believe it's a great read for this season. I can't wait to read it myself. And hey, how cool is it that Mom & Daughter wrote it together? LUV that!
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See the connection? Yeah. But check this out: Halloween in the 16th century is a derivative of All Hallows-Even--even meaning evening. Eventually, the 'v' was left out, leaving the 'een' or at the time spelled Hallowe'en. Weird, huh? Someone dropped the ('), which gave us Halloween by the 20th century.
I told you it was useless knowledge.