Mad About Books - Middle Grade Book Club

Event date: 
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

We'll be discussing A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée. This book won't even be published until January 2019, but the publisher has sent MAB advance reader copies so that we can read it before anyone else!**

Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble. All she wants to do is to follow the rules. (Oh, and she’d also like to make it through seventh grade with her best friendships intact, learn to run track, and have a cute boy see past her giant forehead.)

But in junior high, it’s like all the rules have changed. Now she’s suddenly questioning who her best friends are and some people at school are saying she’s not black enough. Wait, what?

Shay’s sister, Hana, is involved in Black Lives Matter, but Shay doesn't think that's for her. After experiencing a powerful protest, though, Shay decides some rules are worth breaking. She starts wearing an armband to school in support of the Black Lives movement. Soon everyone is taking sides. And she is given an ultimatum.

Shay is scared to do the wrong thing (and even more scared to do the right thing), but if she doesn't face her fear, she'll be forever tripping over the next hurdle. Now that’s trouble, for real.

**To get a copy of A Good Kind of Trouble, e-mail Suzi at and she will be in touch. We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

You've asked and we've heard you! Hicklebee's has launched a book club for readers between the ages of 9 and 12, led by kidlit aficionados Kathy Ellen Davis and Suzi Hough.  If you are a middle grader and MAD ABOUT BOOKS, joins us on the second Monday of each month to discuss our featured book and anything else we've read that we loved.  MAB members will receive a 20% discount on titles chosen for discussion and occasional sneak peeks at upcoming titles.

Apply for membership here.



A Good Kind of Trouble Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062836687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 12th, 2019