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Why did I pick it up I was asked to review and feature Extraordinary for its one year book birthday I was actually looking for a contemporary middle grade and loved the sound of Extraordinary.What s it about Extraordinary is the story about a girl looking for fulfill her promises to her best friend, and to become Extraordinary After having a fight with her best friend before she left for camp, Anna gets sick and has some brain damage due to the illness Pansy soon finds out that Anna isn t the Why did I pick it up I was asked to review and feature Extraordinary for its one year book birthday I was actually looking for a contemporary middle grade and loved the sound of Extraordinary.What s it about Extraordinary is the story about a girl looking for fulfill her promises to her best friend, and to become Extraordinary After having a fight with her best friend before she left for camp, Anna gets sick and has some brain damage due to the illness Pansy soon finds out that Anna isn t the same person she used to be.It s a lotto it than that you have a girl who is dealing with losing her best friend and the sad yet wishful thinking of things returning to normal, and then her trying to move on Even though her friend is alive, there is a loss there It s about being honest with yourself and your friends, and best of all, it s about finding yourself.Describe the book in 5 wordsSad Uplifting BFFs Growth Extraordinary Who was your favorite character, and why There aren t many characters in Extraordinary You have Pansy, the main character whose POV we get in the story Anna, her best friend Andy, who is Anna s twin brother and friend of Pansy as well And, other friends that Pansy meets along the way Besides Pansy, I adored Andy He s a great friend to Pansy, and you can tell that he is having a hard time of it too I honestly wish we would have gotten a few of his scenes because it would be beneficial to a young reader to know what HE is going through.Who would LOVE Extraordinary Anyone looking for a book with serious themes, but is light and fun at the same time Ms Miriam did a great job keeping parts light because lets to real, things could have turned out pretty depressing I think it s an important story for a young reader.Are there Illustrations No, there isn t.Overall thoughtsI really liked Extraordinary There was one part towards that end that had me crying happy tears It s an uplifting story, one that even I as an adult took from I highly recommend it for home and classroomreceived this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. (((FREE BOOK))) ⇻ Extraordinary ☞ 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 processPansy 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 I always peruse the Juvenile section at our library for the new books featured on the top shelf, and this one caught my eye The premise sounded interesting, but I was going to put it back until I flipped to the author bio and found out that the author was an ex public school teacher in my old school district yes, I was public schooled for a year shocker , and now she works with homeschooled students SO COOL That was basically the only reason I actually got it, but when I dived into the I always peruse the Juvenile section at our library for the new books featured on the top shelf, and this one caught my eye The premise sounded interesting, but I was going to put it back until I flipped to the author bio and found out that the author was an ex public school teacher in my old school district yes, I was public schooled for a year shocker , and now she works with homeschooled students SO COOL That was basically the only reason I actually got it, but when I dived into the book, it was actually super cute It turned out to be an adorable two sitting read, and the end even made me ALMOST tear up a little Such a precious story about friendship and loyalty and honesty and bravery Loved it This is a beautiful book full of heart, about a ten year old girl named Pansy who wants to become extraordinary so she can be the perfect best friend Her BFF, Anna, contracted meningitis which resulted in brain damage Pansy feels guilty that she fought with Anna beforehand and never had a chance to apologize before Anna became sick I read a really early draft of this book, and loved it then I love it evennow Pansy s loyalty to Anna is inspiring and heart breaking, and her friendship w This is a beautiful book full of heart, about a ten year old girl named Pansy who wants to become extraordinary so she can be the perfect best friend Her BFF, Anna, contracted meningitis which resulted in brain damage Pansy feels guilty that she fought with Anna beforehand and never had a chance to apologize before Anna became sick I read a really early draft of this book, and loved it then I love it evennow Pansy s loyalty to Anna is inspiring and heart breaking, and her friendship with Anna s twin brother, Andy, is so perfect The book also has its funny moments I laughed out loud at a school skit gone wrong Highly recommended Middle grade readers will surely identify with 5th grader Pansy Smith as she tries to be the most Extraordinary friend ever Pansy is trying to win the class reading contest, learn to ice skate, be a girl scout, and still be a good citizen for her teacher Why is she trying to do so much Because she let down her best friend, Anna Pansy is certain that Anna will recover from a terrible illness and when she does Pansy will be the friend she always wanted to be If I turn into an Extraordinary p Middle grade readers will surely identify with 5th grader Pansy Smith as she tries to be the most Extraordinary friend ever Pansy is trying to win the class reading contest, learn to ice skate, be a girl scout, and still be a good citizen for her teacher Why is she trying to do so much Because she let down her best friend, Anna Pansy is certain that Anna will recover from a terrible illness and when she does Pansy will be the friend she always wanted to be If I turn into an Extraordinary person, then Anna would have to forgive me for all the promises I d broken Thsi review is based on an ARC provided to me by the publisher warm and sweet and moving. a sweet story about friendship and overcoming one s self Pansy s best friend Anna outshines her in everything they do When Anna develops brain damage, Pansy sets out to become EXTRAORDINARY so that when Anna is cured after surgery in December, she ll be proud of Pansy Pansy refuses to listen when her mom says that the surgery will hopefully stop Anna s seizures, and the brain damage is permanent, Pansy knows if she only accomplishes her goals, Anna will be back to her old self.EXTRAORDINARY is a younger middle grade book, with great messages about f Pansy s best friend Anna outshines her in everything they do When Anna develops brain damage, Pansy sets out to become EXTRAORDINARY so that when Anna is cured after surgery in December, she ll be proud of Pansy Pansy refuses to listen when her mom says that the surgery will hopefully stop Anna s seizures, and the brain damage is permanent, Pansy knows if she only accomplishes her goals, Anna will be back to her old self.EXTRAORDINARY is a younger middle grade book, with great messages about friendship, self awareness and acceptance Pansy learns painful, yet important lessons about being herself and overcoming fears Miriam Spitzer Franklin gets inside the hear of fifth grader Pansy in a way that feels authentic while teaching some great lessons that don t feel like lessons This would have been one of my favorite books when I was a middle grade reader in second and third grade, not overly mature for younger readers yet edgy enough to keep older MG readers interested.EXTRAORDINARY would be a great Mother Daughter Book Club read Originally posted at Log Cabin LibraryPansy and Anna have been best friends ever since they were little Anna is daring and brave, exactly the traits that Pansy wishes she had if she didn t chicken out of everything Like when Anna cut her hair for Locks of Love and joined the Girl Scouts so that she could go on the annual camping trip Things that they were supposed to do together until Pansy got too scared Pansy and Anna then had a huge fight and Anna went off to camp without her where she c Originally posted at Log Cabin LibraryPansy and Anna have been best friends ever since they were little Anna is daring and brave, exactly the traits that Pansy wishes she had if she didn t chicken out of everything Like when Anna cut her hair for Locks of Love and joined the Girl Scouts so that she could go on the annual camping trip Things that they were supposed to do together until Pansy got too scared Pansy and Anna then had a huge fight and Anna went off to camp without her where she contracted meningitis and sustained a serious brain injury Since then Anna hasn t been the same and Pansy has been trying to be the sort of friend, the extraordinary friend that Anna would want her to be so that after her surgery Anna will be proud of her But, being extraordinary all of the time is very difficult and Anna s surgery is quickly approaching I ve read many a book on individuals who have sustained a brain injury during my time as a speech therapist Usually, the books were written by the person or a family member Miriam Spitzer Franklin takes on the interesting perspective of am 11 year old girl who s friend has the injury, a friend that she has just had a huge fight with The story actually follows Pansy as she navigates her way through the beginning of fifth grade and much of her experiences have that middle grade feel There are the math times table speed drills, learning to roller blade, and logging reading minutes and taking quizzes to be the top of the class Promises that Pansy had previously made to Anna, that she vows to now keep I enjoyed the addition of Anna s twin brother, Andy The three of them were friends and there are glimpses of how Andy is handling Anna s injury, which truthfully I would ve loved to seenof Pansy s attempts to be extraordinary are her ways of making up all of the things that she didn t do for her friend before her illness I quickly got wrapped up with Pansy and how she wishes that her friend could be the person she was, and how she hopes that the surgery to fix her seizures will return her to the person she once was A very compelling story and characters that you can relate to very quickly Franklin certainly takes care with the story and despite Pansy s confidence that the surgery will fix her friend, she doesn t give the reader those expectations Overall, this was a wonderful heartfelt story of friendship, a girl who wants to be extraordinary for her friend and coming to terms with the changes that occur following an injury such as this It was so sad yet amazing at the same time Full of trials for the main character and realization It is a story of true friendship and how far one friend will go just to make it up to the other.