Stacey Loscalzo

Aug 29

A New Voice

by Stacey

Sometimes, you just need a new voice in your life.

For months or maybe years at this point, I have been trying to find new books for Caroline to read. She has become an enormous fan of one genre and one genre only. Realistic fiction. About tween girls. Only series books need apply.

I have brought her every book that fits this description and she has read and then re-read most of them. Some books she dismisses very quickly, though, even if they fit her very narrow requirements.

I have enlisted teachers, librarians and friends to recommend new books and new series with only limited success.

The Cupcake Diaries have been rejected for no good reason a number of times.

Enter, the power of a new voice.

Last week, the girls spent two days with my mother and father in law while Rob and I enjoyed time at the beach. While we were gone, my mother in law took the girls to her local library complete with a different librarian and a new voice. Upon hearing Caroline’s reading preferences, she recommended The Cupcake Diaries. And lo and behold, Caroline can’t get enough of this new series.

As frequent blog readers know, I have always loved librarians but I now have a new one to add to my list of favorite people.

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