Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

Complicated plots

Children’s Books | 2017 Young Adult National Book Award winner and finalists
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/18/17, 11:12 pm

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

Rita Williams-Garcia

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Building community

Children’s Books | Recent middle-grade novels reviewed
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/10/17, 12:04 pm

Finding Perfect 

Elly Swartz

Molly, a middle schooler with OCD, is trying to find a way to convince her mother to come home. Molly tries to maintain control however she can, but as her plan to keep her family together slowly falls apart, so does her ability to maintain a grip on her OCD. Watching her spiral into isolation and anxiety is painful, but it shows why family and friends are so important. Swartz portrays Molly’s internal struggles in a compelling and relatable way, driving the story to a satisfying conclusion. (Ages 11-13)

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Eye-opener fiction

Children’s Books | Young Adult fiction
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/01/16, 02:38 pm

Tales of the Peculiar 

Ransom Riggs

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