Qwikpick categorized

Over at Semicolon, they’ve categorized all the mid-grade novels and, although they didn’t get my name right, they did put Qwikpick into two more or less fitting categories:
Aspiring writers: The Wild Girls by Pat Murphy and The Qwikpick Adventure Society by Sam Riddlebarger.
and into the rather large category:
Guy and girl develop an ambiguously platonic friendship: The Social Experiments of Dorie Dilts: Dumped by Popular Demand by P.G. Kain, The Queen of 33rd Street and the Broken Bike Boy by Sharon Flake, Perch, Mrs. Sackets, and Crow’s Nest by Karen Pavlicin, The Wild Girls by Pat Murphy, Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, Ms. Zephyr’s Notebook by K.C. Dyer, Leap of Faith by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate, Lucy Rose: Working Myself to Bits and Pieces by Katy Kelley, Qwikpick Adventure Society by Sam Riddlebarger, The Middle of Somewhere by J.B. Cheaney, Way Down Deep by Ruth White, A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban, Celeste’s Harlem Renaissance by Eleanora Tate, Isle of Swords by Wayne Thomas Batson. (Is this a required element in middle school/middle grade fiction?)
As for the question there at the end, it may not be a required element, but it’s certainly a subject that eats up a great deal of a middle schooler’s time/mental energy/sanity.
However, I wouldn’t say that Lyle and Marilla have an “ambiguously platonic friendship.”
Lyle loves Marilla and, if I can ever get the sequel published, the rest of you can find out if Marilla loves Lyle.

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