A Blind Guide To Stinkville by Beth Vrabel


There’s a lot going on in this excellent middle grade choice. Alice is struggling with many things in her life: albinism, blindness, a new home, a here-but-not-really mother, plus all the really lousy parts of being a teen.

The author’s use of the library as a town center and a writing contest as a plot device both work well. As Alice begin researching people, places and event for her contest entry the reader gets to know all the quirky characters in the community.

Source:  ARC from publisher

Audience:  Middle school


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