CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR…Kite Morgan's in sixth grade when she has her first fight. It's with a girl named Carla Bell, and Kite loses. She comes home and creates a paper doll resembling Carla and, in a fit of fury, runs the doll over with her little brother's Tonka truck.Outside, sirens wail as emergency vehicles race past Kite's house.Kite finds the real Carla Bell a halCAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR…Kite Morgan's in sixth grade when she has her first fight. It's with a girl named Carla Bell, and Kite loses. She comes home and creates a paper doll resembling Carla and, in a fit of fury, runs the doll over with her little brother's Tonka truck.Outside, sirens wail as emergency vehicles race past Kite's house.Kite finds the real Carla Bell a half mile up the road, lying beneath the wheels of a real truck, looking exactly like the doll had on her dining room table. Comatose, Carla is taken to hospital.Kite thinks it's more than a mere coincidence. Soon her theories are validated, launching her on an emotional rocket ship ride as she fully realizes the implications of possessing so much power and the responsibility that goes along with it.Kite finds out the hard way, though, responsibility isn't all it's cracked up to be....
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Dolls, by Michael Hiebert, is an imaginative take on adolescence. What we get in this well-crafted novel is a modern fable of growing up, responsibility and letting go of past anger. It is a young teen learning the adult lesson that people and things are not always what they appear to be.Mr. Hiebert, is not a novice to writing, having crafted many other works before Dolls. His writing style is crisp and smooth. His editing near flawless. There is a reason he was recently signed by Kensington. And while I have not read YA since my children were in that mode, I read and thoroughly enjoyed Dolls. He writes the adolescent female voice so well I thought he was a pseudonym, at first. Having spoken to Mr. Hiebert, I can vouch that he is not a teenager masquerading as a grown man.At 173 pages, this novel is a perfect length for middle school classrooms everywhere. As a former teacher, I would recommend it be considered for summer reading lists, so that students and parents can both read it.
Dolls is an interesting, funny, and well thought out book with an original idea behind it. The characters are interesting and relatable, and the plot is well paced and exiting. I could barely bring myself to put this book down, and always looked forward to picking it back up.
I'm the author of Dolls, and I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the growing interest in my book. I am overjoyed by the feedback I am getting by the people reading it. I thought it was a good book, but I never imagined everyone would like it as much as I do. I just know I had a super fun time writing it.I look forward to more of you reading it and especially to more of you posting your reviews up here on this site!All my best,Michael Hiebert