The Meaning of Maggie

By SOVERN, Megan Jean

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ISBN
9781452110219
Publisher
Chronicle


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on April 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 4–7—In this humorous, fast-paced "memoir" set in Atlanta in the early 1990s, Maggie recounts the past "year that changed EVERYTHING!" She aspires to become President of the United States and continually mentions being an avid reader and excellent student. She struggles socially though, studying alone at lunchtime, not getting flowers on Valentine's Day, and procuring many teacher signatures in her yearbook, but very few from peers. On Maggie's 11th birthday, her father leaves his job as an airline ticket agent because his legs "won't wake up," (he is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis) and her mother begins ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2014

In her debut novel, Sovern introduces readers to eleven-year-old Maggie Mayfield, a female counterpart to Family Ties's Alex P. Keaton. Maggie's parents were clearly free spirits in their younger years, and her dad is ready to reminisce about those glory days at the drop of a hat. But Maggie has set her own path for a more responsible adulthood: she's going to be rich, and she's going to be president of the United States. Thinking there's nothing she can't conquer, Maggie is stymie...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

In her debut novel, Sovern introduces readers to determined eleven-year-old Maggie Mayfield. Thinking there's nothing she can't conquer, Mag...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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