Maggie is soaring high in the clouds today because…
Kirkus Reviews, a notoriously tough book reviewer, just finished its full review of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon and… It’s awesome!
We can’t post the full review yet. Kirkus does that first on its website, later in the month, then we can link to it. We can post the following quotes, which show how much the reviewer liked the story:
“In this debut young adult novel, a farm girl rebounds after a family tragedy, soaring to new heights as a pole-vaulter…
“Overstake’s novel exudes sweetness… it feels as if it takes place in another era, as it lacks the dark edge seen in other popular YA stories.
“…Overstake’s crisp style also gives the pole-vaulting scenes authenticity and tension. The story will most likely engage younger teenage girls, but its themes will resonate with anyone who has suffered profound loss.
“A fine YA novel about perseverance in sports and in life.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS
All we can add is, “Go Maggie! Go!”