June 22, 2010

Tween Tuesday: The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z

Tween Tuesday was started over at Green Bean Teen Queen as away to hightlight awesome books for the 9-12 year old set. AKA Tweens. Any book highlighted on Tween Tuesday does count for the In the Middle Reading Challenge.

This week's book is:   

The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z by Kate Messner

I haven't read this book but I will FOR SURE.  It's sounds peferct for 7th graders especially since the 7th graders at my school do a leaf project as well :) I know my science teachers would be interested in it for that reason too.  Beyond that Gianna just sounds like a great girl that I want to get to know. Oh and isn't the cover pretty? Love it!

From Goodreads
Gianna Z has less than one week to collect, identify, and creatively display 25 leaves for her science project—or else she won’t be able to compete in the upcoming cross-country race. As the deadline for her leaf project draws near, life keeps getting in the way. Some things are within Gee’s control, like her own procrastination, but others aren’t, like Biana Rinaldi’s attempts at sabotage and Nonna’s declining health. If it weren’t for her best friend Zig, Gee wouldn’t have a chance at finishing. His knowledge of trees and leaves in their rural Vermont town comes in very handy, as does his loyalty to Gee. But when Nonna disappears one afternoon, things like leaves and cross-country meets suddenly seem less important.

Check out Kate Messner's website.  It's pretty cool!


  1. It sounds like an adorable book!! Your blog is simple the cutest! I found you over at Jana's blog and saw your little owl profile pic and had to stop by!

    I love great books, even the tween one's. I know several nieces and nephews that have a love of reading like I do and love to share the great ones! Thanks!

  2. I loved this book and am hoping Messner is only beginning her writing career.

  3. I have heard great things about this book-I really need to read it!