IMWAYR and Reviews

IMWAYR and Reviews

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other. Make sure to visit these blogs (and those linked in their posts) to find new books and new friends.

(The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.)

Below is a list of the books I read this past week and my thoughts. I’ve also included some challenges I am trying this year. Thanks for stopping by!

ALA Youth Media Awards

First up, met take on today’s Youth Media Awards! What books did you love seeing celebrated and what books do you wish were shown more love?

Books I Finished

And now to my reading update! I only finished two books, but I made a lot of progress in other books on my shelf, so I will be finishing those soon. Here are the books I finished.

Middle Grade

Hacking the Code: The Ziggety Zaggety Road of a Dyslexic KidHacking the Code: The Ziggety Zaggety Road of a Dyslexic Kid by Gea Meijering
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thank you Gea and the Multicultural Children’s Book group for sharing a copy of Hacking the Code with me. This is a fun book for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid! I enjoyed the messages about everyone having different “brains” and how we need to accommodate for others’ needs. A great message and cute friendships.

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The Atlas Six (The Atlas, #1)The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read this book solely based on reviews from social media and at first, I was really curious on what the big deal was. This book is heavily character driven and a lot to keep up with at first. However, I really found myself invested quickly and by the end…very happy I read it. I look forward to reading the sequel, which should be arriving soon!

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Option Pile

Cover Images linked to Goodreads


2023 Debuts

  • Features Mixed Media: A Lot Like Adios

Libro.FM Audiobook

  • API Author: Seoulmates


  • Latine/Latinx Author: A Lot Like Adios
  • BIPOC Middle Grade: School Trip
  • Neurodivergent Protagonist: Hacking the Code (dyslexia)

Legit KidLit

I am a middle school teacher who loves to read ALL KINDS of books. I am part of the ARC-sharing group LitReviewCrew, a co-creator for the YouTube Channel Legit KidLit and the Podcast Read to Write KidLit. Check out my Linktree for more:

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