All’s Faire in Middle School Blog Tour: Review

Posted September 7, 2017 by love2dazzle in Features, Graphic Novel/Comic, Middle Grade, Promo Blitz, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Dial Books, Penguin Random House LLC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

All’s Faire in Middle School Blog Tour: ReviewAll's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
Published by Dial Books on September 5th 2017
Pages: 248
Format: ARC
Source: Dial Books, Penguin Random House LLC
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five-stars

The author of Roller Girl is back with a graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire. Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she's eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she'll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind--she'll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled! But it's not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don't) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family's unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy apartment. Impy has always thought of herself as a heroic knight, but when she does something really mean in order to fit in, she begins to wonder whether she might be more of a dragon after all.

Review:

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson is wonderful. I couldn’t put this fun graphic novel down. This story has so many cute life lessons for kids.
Imogene’s family works at the local renaissance faire. Imogene has been home schooled her whole life until now. All Imogene wants is to become a knight like her father. The queen of the renaissance faire makes Imogene a squire as she complete’s her quest of middle school.
Once middle school starts, Imogene finds that it is very confusing. The other kids aren’t always so nice. When Imogene tries to fit in, it seems to backfire on her. I think Imogene learns some valuable lessons in this book.
I really enjoyed this graphic novel and I think it is perfect for kids that are getting read for middle school or are in middle school.

Schedule:

Week One:
September 4 – Books 4 Your Kids – Review
September 5 – YA Book Central – Author Guest Post | NEED PROMPT
September 6 – The Novel Hermit – Top 5 Things to do at a Renaissance Faire
September 7 – Dazzled by Books – Review
September 8 – YA Bibliophile – Review
 
Week Two:
September 11 – Teachers Who Read – Review
September 12 – Novel Novice – Styled by Books
September 13 – The Children’s Book Review – Author Q&A
September 14 – Four Violet – Crafts, Food & a Review Too!
September 15 – The Reading Nook Reviews – Review
five-stars

About Victoria Jamieson

Victoria Jamieson received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as a children’s book designer before becoming a full-time illustrator. She has also worked as a portrait artist aboard a cruise ship, and has lived in Australia, Italy, and Canada. She now lives with her family in Portland, Oregon, where she maintains a not-so-secret identity as Winnie the Pow, skater with the Rose City Rollers roller derby league.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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