Looking for a great read for a middle grade girl? “30 Days of No Gossip” is fun, engaging and, without being preachy, helps girls examine what motivates gossip. Maddie Evans is the queen of gossip. She even writes and publishes a gossip sheet about her middle school. Anyone who wants to know anything about their peer group knows to go to Maddie. Maddie is convinced that she’s playing a vital role because people need to know but then she takes gossiping one step too far and nearly loses her best friend. Can she win her friend back by not gossiping for thirty days? Is it even possible not to gossip for 30 days?
“30 Days of No Gossip” is a fun read which happens to have a great message. Author Stephanie Faris has taken an important subject and wrapped it in great story so it’s like a life lesson wrapped in candy. Girls will find the story engaging and entertaining as well as thought-provoking. Maddie and her group of friends are very relatable and the story is fun, fresh and well-crafted. This book is going right onto my gift list for girls I know in upper elementary and middle school. “30 Days of No Gossip” by Stephanie Faris is from Aladdin and scheduled for release on March 18, 2014.
This book was provided to me by Simon and Schuster for this review. The opinions, however, are entirely my own!