Category Archives: realistic fiction

The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaefer

Genna, Zoe and Annie have been best friends since third grade when they created the Tea Shop Girls. Annie’s grandmother, Louisa owns the Steeping Leaf in Madison Wisconsin but a Starbucks-like coffee shop opened up across the street. It’s hard … Continue reading

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Dancing Shoes & Theater Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Was is it about orphans?  Orphan stories are big in the history of children’s literature:  Sara Crewe, Dorothy Gale, Mary Lennox, Lucy Pevensie and her siblings, Harry Potter, Anne Shirley as well as countless others including the characters in the Streatfeild novels.  … Continue reading

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The Last Invisible Boy by Evan Kuhlman

I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog and what I want it to be. Is it a little about me or just about what I read?  Realistic Fiction is all about learning about life vicariously through try-on roles.  So maybe, … Continue reading

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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary things

 Alvin Ho is allergic to everything, mostly because he is afraid of everything. The thing he is most allergic to is school. Alvin is so allergic to school that he can’t speak in school.  It’s hard to make friends when you … Continue reading

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The Kind of Friends We Use to Be by Francis O’Roark Dowell

Kate and Marylin have been best friends since pre-school.  Seventh grade is a lot different.  Marylin is a cheerleader, Kate isn’t.  She could careless about things like fashion. She wants to learn about being in a band. Poetry, guitars, being … Continue reading

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