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Mango Delight (Paperback)
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Mango Delight (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 28/05/2020
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"Mango is as delightful as her middle name indicates, and middle-grade readers will easily recognize their own experiences in her friendship struggles." --Booklist (starred review)

What happens when your BFF becomes your EFF . . . EX-Friend-Forever? When seventh-grader Mango Delight Fuller accidentally breaks her BFF Brooklyn's new cell phone, her life falls apart. She loses her friends and her spot on the track team, and even costs her father his job as a chef. But Brooklyn's planned revenge--sneakily signing up Mango to audition for the school musical--backfires when Mango not only wins the lead role, but becomes a YouTube sensation and attracts the attention of the school's queen bee, Hailey Jo. Hailey Jo is from a VERY wealthy family, and expects everyone to do her bidding. Soon Mango finds herself forced to make tough choices about the kind of friend she wants to have . . . and, just as important, the kind of friend she wants to be.

*"Hyman marries traditional tween elements with a fresh and original plot, and his multicultural cast sparkles with individuality and authenticity. . . . Hyman's supporting characters, both kids and adults, are vivid and dynamic. Mango is as delightful as her middle name indicates, and middle-grade readers will easily recognize their own experiences in her friendship struggles. This is Hyman's first novel; here's hoping it's not his last." --Booklist (Starred review)

"[T]he characters . . . are deftly crafted, and their relationships play out in ways that carefully avoid cliche. . . . Mango's supportive family is also well drawn, particularly her comforting Jamaican immigrant father and her no-nonsense, former athlete African-American mom, who's a loving but demanding figure. Kids who'd settle for making it through middle school unscathed but still dream of shining in it will find a kindred spirit in Mango." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co Inc
ISBN: 9781454929628
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 193 x 130 mm


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Praise for the hardcover edition of Mango Delight:

"Hyman marries traditional tween elements with a fresh and original plot, and his multicultural cast sparkles with individuality and authenticity. . . . Hyman's supporting characters, both kids and adults, are vivid and dynamic. Mango is as delightful as her middle name indicates, and middle-grade readers will easily recognize their own experiences in her friendship struggles. This is Hyman's first novel; here's hoping it's not his last." --Booklist (starred review)

"The characters . . . are deftly crafted, and their relationships play out in ways that carefully avoid cliche. . . . Mango's supportive family is also well drawn, particularly her comforting Jamaican immigrant father and her no-nonsense, former athlete African-American mom, who's a loving but demanding figure. Kids who'd settle for making it through middle school unscathed but still dream of shining in it will find a kindred spirit in Mango." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Though this book clearly helps fill the need for minority female leads, the universal themes it addresses give it broad appeal across ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds. A short and sweet story that will encourage deeper conversations around shame, honesty, and courage." --Kirkus Reviews

"Author Fracaswell Hyman has built a fascinating story for middle-graders with well-rounded, believable characters and a story that will keep readers turning pages." --San Francisco Book Review

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