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Today, we welcome The Children's Book Review as we help shine the book spotlight on a Children's Fiction title well rooted in reality, sad as that is to say, but with a message of hope, resilience, and brighter tomorrows. So, gather round and listen close, because not everyone speaks with great conviction and loudness of voice when they are being tested, but the kindness of their hearts, and the actions they take ring loud and clear. Ladies and gents, today's title in the spotlight and ebook of choice is...
Emerald Lake Books
About the book...
What’s worse than being invisible? Being noticed by the school bully.
Greta Grace likes her life. She isn’t the most popular girl in school-some days she even feels invisible-but she gets good grades and stays out of trouble.
She has a best friend in Samantha and a grandmotherly neighbor who is never too busy for a chat. Her mom can be a bit overprotective, but Greta Grace doesn’t blame her. Being a single parent probably isn’t the easiest job in the world.
When her longtime crush finally starts noticing her, Greta Grace thinks her life might even be perfect.
But when a merciless bully takes aim at Greta Grace, her carefree existence suddenly ends.
Who ever knew that school could be so hard?
Greta Grace is a young lady going through the trials and tribulations of middle school with a few extra helpings of why-of-why-does-it-have-to-be-me thrown in for good measure. You remember those days, don't you? Heck, truth be told, I had one yesterday and I'm far removed from those school years, but life is just that way sometimes, and it's all in how you look at it, how you deal with it, that makes it better or worse, and you...well, YOU.
This young lady has a great support team built in. Grant it, she doesn't always let them in, but it doesn't mean they're not there, and when push comes to shove, they've got her back. Even when the "culprit" is someone she trusted, the lessons learned far outweigh the embarrassments she suffered. Now, I'm not saying in the moment it wasn't you-know-what, but with hindsight and some distance like her dear old mom and best grandma-like-friend told her, forgiveness will come. We deal with a variety of topics ranging from bullying to first crushes to loss, and none are cast aside as lesser than another. I mean, think about...everything felt SO IMPORTANT at that age. It was a first time for everything type of time and we seem to feel things THAT much more. So yeah, the bully was a problem, the crush was intense, the secrets revealed were like the end of the world, the chance that we may lose someone we care for no matter how remote was life changing, but the author handles each long enough to help readers understand what is within our own power and what we sometimes need to let a higher power help us with.
All in all, a great start to what sounds like a promising series to promote positivity in life with a healthy look at emotions, and beliefs.
About the author...
Joanna O’Reilly Quinn can usually be found learning something new to teach teens. As a former middle school teacher, founder of Super Empowered One, and life coach, it is no surprise that her middle-grade fiction book, Greta Grace, weaves some teachable moments into her character’s very relatable experiences. Think, middle school… Ahhh! Through her company, Super Empowered One, Joanna teaches kids how to access their confidence, happiness and power, so they can live their best life. Joanna loves writing, the ocean, a good run, and living in Fairfield, Connecticut, with her husband and two kids. Visit her at superempoweredone.com to learn more about her coaching services and Greta Grace.
If you’re interested in having Joanna conduct a program for your group or come speak to your students, you can contact her at emeraldlakebooks.com/quinn and superempoweredone.com/.
Enter for a chance to win a copy of Greta Grace, along with a 1-hr coaching session for a parent on how to raise a super-empowered teen!
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
A copy of Greta Grace
A 1-hr parenting coaching session with Joanna Quinn
Four (4) winners receive:
A copy of Greta Grace
The giveaway begins September 20, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends October 20, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.
Special thanks to Bianca at The Children's Book Review for the chance to bring this tour to you and to the publisher for the ecopy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!