Really enjoying reading 'The Middler'...
Fantasy Team are reading The Middler this term as their class reader, so I thought I would read it too. It is a novel by Kirst Applebaum, and it really is gripping.
In the town of Fennis Wick, there are two rules: eldests go to military camp when they turn 14, and you don’t talk to wanderers: they’re dirty, dangerous and deceitful, or so Maggie’s been told.
Maggie is a middler – a middle child – and she’s sick of it. Eldest children get all the good stuff: the parties, the prizes and the praise, while middlers grow up in the eldests’ shadows.
Maggie desperately wants a taste of being an eldest. But the summer that her eldest brother Jed goes off to camp and Maggie meets a wanderer, everything she thought she understood about the world comes crashing down.
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