The Middler


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$16.99  $15.63
Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date
5.4 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Kirsty Applebaum was born in Essex, England and grew up in Hampshire. She's had a wide variety of jobs including bookselling, railway re-signaling, picking stones off conveyor belts, putting lids on perfume bottles, and teaching Pilates. She now lives with her husband on top of a hill in Winchester. The Middler is her debut novel. Find out more about the author on her website and follow her on Twitter.


Named a Children's Book of the Week in The Times and The Sunday Times!

Maggie is a courageous, headstrong character who will grab the hearts of her readers. The Middler held one marvelous surprise after another every time I turned a page, leading to a most unexpected ending! Readers are going to love this book!" --Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times-bestselling author of The False Prince and A Night Divided

This is a quirky, original adventure about friendship and loyalty, betrayal and trust, kindness and greed, told as Maggie's vibrant narrative, with striking characters and a happy ending. --The Sunday Times

I thought I'd almost reached my fill of dystopian novels, but Kirsty Applebaum has rebooted the genre. The plot pulls you along . . . [and] there is a touch of Harper Lee's Scout [in Maggie]. --The Times

[A] remarkable debut . . . the story reveals its twists and turns in an almost cinematic manner. Young readers will be eager to know more about Maggie's absorbing world and the mysterious wanderers beyond. --Booklist

[A] fast-moving, suspenseful dystopian novel . . . Maggie's bravery, kindness, and loyalty are admirable. --School Library Journal