The Meaning of Maggie
By Megan Jean Sovern
I REALLY enjoyed this book! It was a quick and easy read and the main character, Maggie, was so easy to fall for. The Meaning of Maggie is Megan Jean Sovern's first novel and is about soon-to-be
12 year-old Maggie. Maggie is a very conscientious young lady who is staring change in the face and having a bit of trouble trying to acclimate. Her Dad's legs and arms started to fall asleep and now he's in a wheelchair and has just quit his job to stay home full time while Mom goes to work every day. It's a big adjustment for Maggie, her mom and her two older sisters, Tiffany and Layla. There's also something else going on that Maggie just can't put her finger on. To help her Dad, Maggie decides to do her science project on her Dad's disease. Science projects need solutions though and Maggie learns that there is no solution to MS. Sitting in the hospital waiting room with her mom and sisters, Maggie also learns that there are no answers to MS either.
I thought this was a wonderful and sometimes comical read about a very serious disease that effects so many people both young and old. Make sure to read the footnotes in this story! The Meaning of Maggie is recommended for ages 8-12 and I would imagine to be a good conversation starter for a child who lives with someone struggling with MS. So pull up your bootstraps, prepare yourself for time travel and enjoy The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern!