Saving Montgomery Sole

Saving Montgomery Sole

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A beautiful and offbeat novel from Mariko Tamaki, co-creator of the bestselling Printz Honor and Caldecott Honor Book This One Summer.

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.

Publisher: Toronto : Razorbill Canada, 2016
ISBN: 9781626722729
1626722722
9780143196501
0143196502
Branch Call Number: EBOOK YA OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Montgomery is president of the “mystery club” at school, and when she purchases the Eye of Know online, mysterious things start to happen. MS


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joywolf83
Aug 12, 2016

It trys too hard to be diffverent. Look, I have two moms! Look, I have gay best friend! Look, I'm into weird stuff! Look, I use the internet! It rings false and insincere. I'm 50 pages in and every time I close the book, I think I'm so much further. It feels like Ive been reading forever. Plus the grammar and sentence structure is atrocious for -me to be able to notice.

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FormerlyLisaS
Aug 05, 2016

A great read for YA & A alike, especially for the inclusion of POC & LGBTQ main characters. But I couldn't get past how the bullies were handled in the end. I feel as though their behaviours were brushed off as a kind of "oh, some people are just like that, don't think about it anymore." Perhaps an opportunity for a talking point with your kids if you read it together.

KateHillier Jun 06, 2016

This one took a little bit to get into, which is a bit problematic considering that it isn't all that long, but sticking through it was worth it in the end. Montgomery (Monty) is quite a bit angrier than you would have perhaps expected by just reading the dust jacket. Then again, maybe not.

Monty and her friends have a little club called the Mystery Club, where they talk about ESP, mind control, and other unexplained phenomena. While surfing the internet one day Monty orders something called the Eye of Know - bad things start happening to people she doesn't like. While this is happening a conservative, homophobic preacher is in town - this is especially devastating to Monty since she has two mothers.

As I say, it's not like Monty isn't angry for a reason but, as the book goes on to tell us, being angry is no way to go about your everyday life; and sometimes you're angry when you have no reason to be.

PimaLib_SierraG May 24, 2016

Montgomery Sole has two mothers and a strong interest in the unknown. Her story, told in first-person narrative, is about her struggle to stay as open to other people as she is to the unknown despite the fact that everyone around her is so annoyingly "into sports" or even more troubling "into God".
One of the more fantastic elements of the book, the Eye of Know, is supposedly a source of destructive power but its use in the story let's the reader decide whether or not they want to believe with Montgomery whether such things are to be believed in.
Excellent growing-up story, well crafted characters and just the faintest sprinkling of magic. Strongly recommend.

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PimaLib_SierraG thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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PimaLib_SierraG May 24, 2016

"I tried to absorb all that is the big, strange universe, and all the strange mysteries in it. Including me. Mystery me."

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