What is Middle Grade Monday?Middle Grade Monday is a weekly meme where you spot like one middle grade book (or series) on, well, Monday! It can be a book (or series) that you’ve read or one that is sitting on your TBR shelf. It’s completely up to you. The point of this meme is to showcase middle grade books that people wouldn’t have sought out otherwise.
This week I have a very special middle grade series to showcase. It’s by Madonna. Yeah, that Madonna. I feel like there aren’t enough people talking about this book series. It just isn’t very well-known. The series I’m talking about is The English Roses. This series follows five tweens; Binah, Grace, Amy, Charlotte and Nichole. They are five best friends who live in England.
Synopsis’Book One:Welcome to the world of the English Roses! Meet each of the English Roses—Nicole, Amy, Charlotte, Grace and Binah—and learn all of their vital statistics. From each girl’s full name, to her favorite pet, to her worst habits, this question-and-answer book will introduce readers to Madonna’s delightfully charming girls. The book has a section for each Rose, plus one for the reader to fill out, and features gorgeous highquality four-color art!Book Two:The English Roses promised to be friends for life, but now something could be coming between them. Grace?s mom is acting funny, always cleaning the house, and tidying up. Something is up, and the Roses suspect the worst: Grace?s mom is getting ready for a move. Could Grace be moving away from the rest of the Roses? The rest of the Roses need to come up with ways to keep the group together . . . and fast!
There are eight books in this series. The picture shown to the left is of the first four books.
I love this series because of the friendships. I’m eighteen and enjoy this series very much, but some people might not be able to handle the cliches of the book. The friendships jump off the page but their problems can, sometimes, be one dimensional. Keep in mind they are just tweens!!!