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The Thing About Leftovers: 07/14/19
The Thing About Leftovers by C.C. Payne is about a teen who wants to win the Southern Living cook-off. She's also reeling from her parents' divorce and with her Dad's new wife expecting and her Mom about to get re-married, she feels like a leftover.
As a child who survived a divorce the remarriage of my mother and the birth of a half brother, I find Fizzy's constant state of panic melodramatic instead of relatable.
Reviewers looking for "clean" Christian middle grade fiction love this book. It has its audience.
For books involving blended families or separated parents, there are others that cover the topic with a more grounded approach: