Both are supernatural and both appear in two new terrific middle grade books by fellow Indelible authors!
If you enjoyed Kate DiCamillo’s, BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE, then you’ll enjoy IT’S A LITTLE HAYWIRE by Elle Strauss. Owen True is stuck with his Grandpa but everything has changed since the mill closed. But if the mill closed why does Owen hear train whistles? And what’s that chuggin’ down the tracks? Fog? A ghost train? And what does it mean for Owen?
Buy it Amazon (And did I mention this one is free today? That’s right! FREE!)
If you are a bit tired of the whole angel/demon thing in YA and want something a bit on the brighter, I mean, lighter side, then read ON THE BRIGHT SIDE by S.R. Johannes. You’ll find an angel who must protect her frenemy but not everything is at it seems and Gabby has some hard lessons to learn.
Buy it Amazon (Only 99 cents!)
Enjoy them both!
Thanks for letting us know about both books. I can’t wait to read Shelli’s especially. I wish I could read all night and not sleep. Then I could read everything I want to read.
I’m going to get both of these! Shelli’s book is already out?!!! I didn’t realize that!! I’m off to snap it up!!
Thanks for the heads up on some new reads, Laura! I love how the Indelibles are highlighting indie authors!!
I remember a ghost train story from when I was a kid – it’s amazing the emotions that trigger when you are reminded of something from your childhood! Will definitely have to check Elle’s story out.
I already have the second one on my list 🙂
Can I just say that I love the covers on both of these? Yes, I’m that shallow. Books sound good too. 🙂
I think my god-daughter would love to read both of these on her Kindle. 🙂
Too bad they aren’t my style of read.
Thanks for the shout out, Laura!
I’m looking forward to reading On the Bright Side–looks so cute!
They are cute covers! Both of these books would be terrific for elementary girls. Very appropriate, cute, but with lots of heart too!
Alex – it’s okay. We can’t all love the same style books. 🙂
Susan – My new promise to myself is not to let book covers affect my buying – but it’s very hard! I’m letting the writing have more purchase power.
Both of these books sound like a lot of fun! I had no idea Elle had written this book. Thanks 😀
Thanks! I downloaded both 🙂
I’m curious about what characterizes MG fiction. It’s said that YA fiction is about firsts: First crisis without parental help, first love, first experience with death. New adult (early twenties) is about adults experiencing new directions in life. What characterizes MG fiction?
Middle grade is characterized by first the age: 8-12 year olds. The characters struggle more with family issues and friendship instead of getting into the angst of teenagers.
Thank you. That was succinct and clear.
Winn Dixie is a favorite in my class. I’ll have to grab some copies of Haywire.