Trauma Queen - Barbara Dee Oh Mari we so would have been BFFs. I loved everything about this book from the fabulous Barbara Dee. This book showed me that I made the perfect decision in adding more Middle Grade to my reading schedule. Trauma Queen was everything I knew it would be, smart, funny and completely a blast to read.

Marigold is completely mortified by her mother’s job as a performance artist. It was easy to sink into Mari’s mind and her precarious situation. She has to survive a new school without her bestie and even though her mom promised no more antics she completely reneges on her promise and starts a drama club just as Mari was starting to feel good about fitting in.

Grandma is amazing and little sister with her Prairie speak fascination is just completely adorbs.

I love Dee’s easy writing style and her conclusion to this novel. I wouldn’t change a thing!