Happy Book Birthday Chris Baron!

Happy Book Birthday Chris Baron!

Chris Baron has written some of my favorite novels in verse and now he has a book not in verse, but in prose! And it comes to the world TODAY! Give this book a warm welcome by adding to your TBR, checking from the library (or requesting your library to purchase) or ordering your own copy.

The Gray is a sensitively told middle grade story from Chris Baron about living with anxiety and finding ways to cope.

It’s been a tough year for Sasha―he’s been bullied at his middle school and his anxiety, which he calls the Gray, is growing. Sasha’s dad tells him to “toughen up”―and he does, but with unfortunate, hurtful results. His parents and therapist agree that a summer in the country with his aunt might be the best medicine, but it’s the last place he wants to be. He’ll be away from his best friend, video games, and stuck in the house that reminds him of his beloved uncle who died two years earlier.

His aunt is supportive, and there are lots of places to explore, and even some potential new friends. When Sasha is introduced at a local ranch to a horse coincidentally–incredibly–nicknamed the Gray, he feels he’s found a kindred spirit.

But his own Gray is ever-present. When one of his new friends disappears, Sasha discovers that the country is wilder and more mysterious than he imagined. He tries to muster enough courage to help in the search . . . but will the Gray hold him back?


My Review

The GrayThe Gray by Chris Baron
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you Chris Baron for sharing this book with me. I feel so honored I was able to read it early! Chris has a way with bringing stories to life, with poetry and prose! I loved the message in this book and how everything was tied up in the end! You must get this book!

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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: https://linktr.ee/Mrsbookdragon

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