QOTD #3: Extraordinary

As Pansy continues to work toward being extraordinary – and putting a lot of focus on rollerblading and skating, the reading contest, and Girl Scouts – her relationships seem to be changing. Describe the changing relationship between Pansy and Andy, and Pansy’s growing friendship with Madison.

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Extraordinary by Miriam Spitzer Franklin

Check out this week’s new book club title, Extraordinary by Miriam Spitzer Franklin.

The book can be downloaded as an ebook from Hoopla:


Last spring, Pansy chickened out on going to spring break camp, even though she’d promised her best friend, Anna, she’d go. It was just like when they went to get their hair cut for Locks of Love; only one of them walked out with a new hairstyle, and it wasn’t Pansy. But Pansy never got the chance to make it up to Anna. While at camp, Anna contracted meningitis and a dangerously high fever, and she hasn’t been the same since. Now all Pansy wants is her best friend back-not the silent girl in the wheelchair who has to go to a special school and who can’t do all the things Pansy used to chicken out of doing. So when Pansy discovers that Anna is getting a surgery that might cure her, Pansy realizes this is her chance-she’ll become the friend she always should have been. She’ll become the best friend Anna’s ever had-even if it means taking risks, trying new things (like those scary roller skates), and running herself ragged in the process.

Pansy’s chasing extraordinary, hoping she reaches it in time for her friend’s triumphant return. But what lies at the end of Pansy’s journey might not be exactly what she had expected-or wanted.

Check out the blog on Monday for the first question!

QOTD #2: 13 Little Blue Envelopes

When Ginny told Keith about the adventure her Aunt Peg designed for her, he had some different opinions on Aunt Peg than Ginny. He felt she was selfish and flaky, and didn’t understand why Aunt Peg would have just disappeared from Ginny’s life without a word if they were so close. Do you agree with Keith’s opinion? Why or why not?

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