QOTD #5: Extraordinary

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After Pansy sees Anna after her surgery, she comes to a lot of realizations about Anna’s condition, her friendship with Andy, and her own goals. What are those realizations? How are they different from what she set out to do earlier?

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5 Comments

Katie Anzovino · May 15, 2020 at 11:07 am

I fell behind on reading this week. I still plan on finishing this book..it was a great read. I want to read other books by the same author

    Miriam Spitzer Franklin · May 15, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Katie, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the book and hope you’ll check out my other books! CALL ME SUNFLOWER is about a girl who tries to get her parents back together and discovers secrets about the past. It’s also about friendship, animal rights, Odyssey of the Mind, and being proud of who you are. EMILY OUT OF FOCUS is about a girl who travels to China to adopt her little sister and gets pulled into an adventure of helping another girl search for her birth mom during the journey.

    If you or any readers have any questions about EXTRAORDINARY after you finish reading, please post them here and I’ll be checking back in to answer! Thanks for reading!

Katie Anzovino · May 15, 2020 at 7:28 pm

Mariam Spitzer Franklin
Thanks for answering me..I am looking forward to reading your other books as well. They sound like really awesome stories

Katie Anzovino · May 17, 2020 at 4:01 pm

Miriam Spitzer Franklin
I really like Pansy as a character? How did you come up with the idea of her? I like how she has all these goals to become extraordinary. I hope she realizes by the end that she already is extraordinary in her own way just like everyone is in their own way.

    Miriam Spitzer Franklin · May 18, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    I taught 5th grade for 10 years and the idea of Pansy’s character was inspired by some of the students I taught: the students who always tried their best but weren’t top of the class in academics, weren’t sports stars, didn’t have any of those artistic talents that won them awards.They may have thought they were totally ordinary- but they didn’t realize the way they touched other’s lives in small ways: the kindness they showed others, the way they accepted everyone regardless of their differences, the way they looked at the world in a hopeful way and their positive actions sent ripple effects into our classroom. These students were extraordinary, just like Pansy.

    Let me know what you think of the book when you finish it, and I’ll be glad to answer any other questions! 🙂

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