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Saving Montgomery Sole

Title

Saving Montgomery Sole

Authors

Mariko Tamaki

Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

Pages

228 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781626722712

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Homosexuality; Surrogacy; two mothers; lesbian parents; in vitro fertilization; egg donor

Annotation

Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, forced to go to a school full of jocks and girls who don't even know what irony is. It would all be impossible if it weren't for her best friends, Thomas and Naoki. The three are also the only members of Jefferson High's Mystery Club, dedicated to exploring the weird and unexplained, from ESP and astrology to super powers and mysterious objects. Then there's the Eye of Know, the possibly powerful crystal amulet Monty bought online. Will it help her predict the future or fight back against the ignorant jerks who make fun of Thomas for being gay or Monty for having lesbian moms? Maybe the Eye is here just in time, because the newest resident of their small town is scarier than mothmen, poltergeists, or, you know, gym. Thoughtful, funny, and painfully honest, Montgomery Sole is someone you'll want to laugh and cry with over a big cup of frozen yogurt with extra toppings.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Family Formation

two mothers

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

female/female

Race/Ethnicities

Asian / White

Keywords

self-perception in adolescence; friendship in adolescence; clubs; families; California

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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