In case you’re missing it, agent Michael Bourret from Dystel & Goderich and editor Molly O’Neill are conversing via their blogs about middle grade novels–what they look for, what they like, what middle grade is or might be or possibly isn’t but not necessarily. The conversation will continue for a couple of weeks, it seems, so if, like me, you are interested in such topics and eager to know which middle grade books these two think are excellent, lasting, possible contemporary classics, and such, you will want to click. Although the bottom line seems to be, as always, no matter the genre, style or lack thereof: just write something good.
And now? This: