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Violet and the Pie of Life Kindle Edition
"Green sincerely conjures Violet’s deep pain, confusion, frustration, and worry over shifting relationships; her frank, energetic voice carries this sensitive narrative."—Publishers Weekly
"Kids who feast on friendship and family fiction will savor the bitter and the sweet."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Middle-grade readers will appreciate the realistic reflection of the social lives of 12-year-olds. Green doesn't shy away from Violet's own shortcomings, making her all the more sympathetic and relatable. The narrative keeps up a comfortable pace and weaves subplots adeptly in along with illustrations that demonstrate Violet's love of math. Recommended for readers looking to take a more serious and mature step past Diary of a Wimpy Kid." —Booklist
"HUMOR + HEART2 + PI = A GRATIFYING MUST-READ!"—Ernesto Cisneros, author of Efrén Divided
"A simplified yet worthy STEAM read where stories of middle school travails resonate."—School Library Journal
"Written with equal parts heart and humor, Violet’s attempts to use graphs, charts, and mathematical equations to make sense of shifting middle school friendships and an unexpected change in her family add up to a thoroughly engaging and relatable read." —Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"A warm story about a girl who learns to navigate her world with humor, courage, and heart. A sweet, funny, and thoughtful read with a healthy dose of STEM and pie."—Mae Respicio, author of The House That Lou Built --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B08B5DBFQJ
- Publisher : Holiday House (9 March 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 10415 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 256 pages
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Speaking of her friends, and the kids at school, they are all so different, and there are personality issues that come through with just the right tone. Middle school can be tough to navigate, and it's captured really well in this story. In the midst of it all there's the school play, Violet's love of pie, and her gift with math, which comes across not only because of the storyline with her math teacher, but also because it's shown in how Violet thinks/processes information. She doesn't just think of math in terms of problems, she thinks of it in terms of highs and lows and how they relate to each other ... she processes life with math. This is shown throughout the book using a multitude of different graphs, and flow and pie charts, as Violet assesses her thoughts and feelings and what's going on and decides what to do about the problem at hand. Readers in grades 3-7 will see themselves, their friends, and their families, within the pages of this book, and through Violet they might see a different way to process what's happening in their own lives. Hopeful, truthful, and fun, I highly recommend this book!