Poppy Mayberry, The Monday is a perfect story for younger middle-grade readers. I enjoyed reading it as an adult, but I'm sure I would have loved it more as an eight to eleven year old. Poppy Mayberry is very easy to relate to. Poppy is trying to do her best at school while worrying about developing her gift, Ellie dislikes her for reasons unknown and now she has to go to summer school. Incorporating themes of friendship, development, and teamwork in a fun and humorous way, young readers will easily understand Poppy's struggles. I loved the growing relationship between Poppy and Ellie and I'm glad a female friendship was the main focus, although there is a hope of some summer romance. I would love to find out more about how Nova City came to receive its powers and how the four teammates are progressing. Hopefully, more will be explored in future installments.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.