Special #December #Podcast Series! Blondie Shares #TwelveDays of #MiddleGrade #ReadingRecommendations: Endling: The Last by @kaaauthor

Welcome back, my fellow creatives! I’ve always been thrilled to see how much my three little Bs love to read, but it makes my heart melt to hear my daughter Blondie say she wants to do a podcast with me to share her favorite books. When I said we could make a little “12 Days of Christmas” style series in December, Blondie whipped through her books and picked twelve for us to study. She even designed our banner with her favorite fantasy creature. x

So here we are! I’m blessed to have such amazing kindred spirits in my life, and I am so very blessed to have a daughter who loves storytelling as much as I do.

On the fourth day of Blondie’s Books, my daughter gave to me:

Endling: The Last by Katherine Applegate

What does a reader experience in those opening pages, and what lessons can a writer take away in studying but a few paragraphs? Let’s find out!

If you do not see the audio player above, you can access the player here.

Why did you pick this book, Blondie?

At first, when this came out and it was on a library shelf, I just picked it up and thought, “It has a dog on the cover and the story sounds interesting. I guess I’ll try it.” Little did I know that it soon became one of my favorite series! It turned out to be full of interesting plot twists, suspense, scary moments, heartwarming scenes, and sad parts. This book series is full of all of these and much more. I really enjoyed reading this!

Stay tuned for more storytellin’ and carol-singin’!

Read on, share on, and write on, my friends!