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What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!

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Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo HacklThis is a thoughtful, charming middle grade story, full of smarts. The way our heroine Cricket finds both wonder and sympathy for the flawed adults around her is heartwarming.

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Hackl ($16.99*, Random House Books for Young Readers), recommended by M Judson, Booksellers and Storytellers, Greenville, SC.

 A Summer 2018 Okra Pick