Review of Middle-Grade read: The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish


When I saw this book at the bookstore, I was intrigued by it because of its cover. I passed it by only to regret it later when I saw my Twitter friends post rave reviews of this book. This is my 4th 2017 middle-grade book to read and is my favorite 2017 middle-grade read thus far. The theme to this book is friendship. Ethan is a lucky boy. Although he lost one friend through a tragic accident, he finds true friendship again when his family moves to a new town. Love it.

Do I think it is a 2018 Newbery Contender?  Yes

Is it a contender as a read aloud to my 2017-2018 class?:  Yes

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