.This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
About the Book
Book: Zoey: Meet the Misfits & Zoey: Odd Girl Out
Author: Melody Carlson
Genre: Middle grade fiction for girls
Release Date: April 15/ August 15, 2019
Zoey’s pretty sure her life is over when her wannaba-rockstar mother uproots her from from their home in Seattle and deposits her in Nowheresville, Oregon to live with her whackadoodle grandparents. Things start to look up, though, when she reconnects with Louisa, the girl from across the street. Maybe, just maybe, Louisa won’t mind that Zoey’s always been a bit of a misfit. Louisa’s ex-BFF, however, doesn’t seem too happy to welcome Zoey to the neighborhood. And when they all end up at church camp together, it’s not just a matter of whether or not Zoey can fit in…it becomes a firsthand lesson in what it really means to “love your enemy.”
When the school year begins, Zoey’s terrified to go without Louisa—who’s out with a nasty flu. The same enemies she made over the summer are there to haunt her, but she and another new girl stick together…and even seem to find a place among the in-crowd. But is this who Zoey wants to be? Are they really her friends? Who’s going to stick beside her when cyber bullying leaves her as the odd girl out?
Click here to grab your copy.
Meet the Misfits
Zoey is left with her grandparents while her mother goes off to follow her dreams. I love her grandparents so much fun that her grandfather has a garden and into eating healthy.
Zoey makes friends with Louisa who lives across the street. I love her family. But Louisa has an ex-best friend that isn’t very nice.
This book for young girls, but I enjoyed it even though I am old. I know for sure a young girl would appreciate it.
Odd Girl out
This story left me feeling so bad for Zoey. She is busy bullied and more ways than one. Will she be able to to get it all worked out?
It is so hard at school, and being bullied makes it even harder to learn. You don’t also want to go to school. So sad that happens.
This book will be a good book for every age to read, especially if you are a mother. Even though this is a fiction book, I am sure things like this happen. So sad.
I received a complimentary copy of both books from the publisher through Celebrate Lit. This review is my own opinion.
About the Author
Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita and the Gold Medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.
More from Melody
Being a tween these days is more complicated than ever. With our culture’s fast pace, social networking, peer pressure . . . growing up is hard to do. So I wanted to create a relatable character with some tough challenges. And Zoey Petrizzo definitely gets more than her fair share. About to start middle-school, Zoey is forced to relocate her life with her less than conventional grandparents. And it’s not easy! My hope is that readers will either relate to Zoey, or develop more empathy for ‘misfit’ kids like her.