Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green

Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

Sixth grade is coming to an end, and so is life as Macy McMillan knows it. Already a For Sale sign mars the front lawn of her beloved house. Soon her mother will upend their little family, adding an unwelcome stepfather and pesky six-year-old twin stepsisters. To add insult to injury, what is Macy s final sixth grade assignment? A genealogy project. Well, she'll put it off...

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Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess Reviews

  • Amanda Rawson Hill
    Dec 26, 2016

    I read an early version of this story and it fully lives up to the magic, tenderness, and love of Green's first verse novel. Heartwarming and lovely. It's everything classic middle grade should be.

  • Jensen
    Jan 24, 2017

    This is a lovely story. The main character is mainly dealing with the uncertainty of her mother's upcoming wedding and her stepfather and stepsisters. This will be relatable to so many young readers. She's also dealing with familiar friend problems and other issues of self-identity. I loved the way threads of gardening and baking and favorite books were woven through the verse to make it all feel fresh.

  • Heather Truett
    Mar 21, 2017

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  • Cindy
    Jun 17, 2017

    A sweet second offering, worthy of its JLG selection. I loved Shari Green's debut (ROOTBEER CANDY AND OTHER MIRACLES), and MACY MCMILLAN is a fitting followup! Macy and Iris are the kind of characters you want to hug, and Macy's struggle to reconcile herself with her mother's second marriage is a major heartstring-tugger. Highly recommended for lovers of heartfelt middle grade!

  • Wendy MacKnight
    Mar 23, 2017

    First things first: Shari Green is a fantastic writer. The way the words and images roll through the story are inspiring. And this story, about a young deaf girl whose life is changing thanks to her mother's decision to marry, is heartwarming and heartbreaking all at once. But the real gem here is Macy's relationship with her next-door-neighbour, a once vivacious woman who is soon to leave her home thanks to a diagnosis of early dementia. The relationship between Macy and Iris is real and true a

    First things first: Shari Green is a fantastic writer. The way the words and images roll through the story are inspiring. And this story, about a young deaf girl whose life is changing thanks to her mother's decision to marry, is heartwarming and heartbreaking all at once. But the real gem here is Macy's relationship with her next-door-neighbour, a once vivacious woman who is soon to leave her home thanks to a diagnosis of early dementia. The relationship between Macy and Iris is real and true and wonderful, and fir me, makes this book not just good, but great. This would be a wonderful addition to every school library and curriculum. I'm not going to lie - I sobbed at the end! Loved Macy so much!

  • Laura
    Apr 12, 2017

    I feel really badly about rating this only three stars, especially since it is trending not only four stars, but five as well. And it isn't because the book isn't well written, it is, although in a weird, way, with almost blank verse like sentences, lower case, no punctuation. It took a little to get used to it. No, that wasn't why I'm rating it so low.

    It is a pleasant enough story of a deaf girl whose mother is getting married, and moving into his house, and who doesn't want to move and lose he

    I feel really badly about rating this only three stars, especially since it is trending not only four stars, but five as well. And it isn't because the book isn't well written, it is, although in a weird, way, with almost blank verse like sentences, lower case, no punctuation. It took a little to get used to it. No, that wasn't why I'm rating it so low.

    It is a pleasant enough story of a deaf girl whose mother is getting married, and moving into his house, and who doesn't want to move and lose her mother, who she has had to herself all this time. I kept thinking it was going to be more than that, that the next door neighbor, Iris, was going to be the focal point. She had so many adventures, so many different friends, I thought for sure the story would be about her, and it was, sort of.

    But, it wasn't. And the deafness? Everyone was either able to finger spell, or knew how to speak, and Macy rarely had the breaks in not knowing that the girl in

    where words were left out if she couldn't read their lips. I felt that story was more realistic about the Deaf community than this one was.

    So, for not being daring, or terribly exciting, this book gets three stars.

    Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.

  • Kate Olson
    May 11, 2017

    Perfect middle grade free verse! I am so excited to share this with my elementary and middle school students, as I am always talking up free verse, but can't find enough excellent examples to share with them. Macy's story is heartwarming and thought-provoking, and her relationship with her elderly neighbor is a wonderful one for kids to read about. I love their connection over baking and books - I especially loved the book references throughout the story, like to the books "El Deafo" and "The Ta

    Perfect middle grade free verse! I am so excited to share this with my elementary and middle school students, as I am always talking up free verse, but can't find enough excellent examples to share with them. Macy's story is heartwarming and thought-provoking, and her relationship with her elderly neighbor is a wonderful one for kids to read about. I love their connection over baking and books - I especially loved the book references throughout the story, like to the books "El Deafo" and "The Tale of Despereaux" - books that kids today will know and be able to relate to. Kids will also be able to connect with the storylines relating to parent remarriage and moving, and will be able to look into the world of someone who has lost their hearing, much as they have enjoyed doing with El Deafo. I can't wait to read this author's other middle grade novel

    and order both of these titles for my libraries.

    I received a digital advance review copy in exchange for an honest review - all opinions are my own.

  • Lisa Day
    May 16, 2017

    Written in free prose, this is another fabulous book by Canadian Shari Green (Pajama Press). You can tell Green is a true book lover because her two main characters, Macy and Iris, are true book lovers not only wanting to read all the time, but truly loving and appreciating physical copies . I love the fact Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables) made its way into this book about family.

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