Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2021) Nominees Round Up, October 6 Edition

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The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton
Page Street Kids/Page Street Publishing Co.
Publication Date: May 5, 2020
ISBN: 978-1624149528

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton is a contemporary young adult novel about Kit Sweetly, and she wants to be a knight!  Working at a Medieval Times-esque dinner show (a.k.a the Castle), Kit serves as a wench because company policy says only guys can be knights. When she takes her brother’s place in the show one night and reveals her identity, she throws down the gauntlet to change the rules at the Castle.

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton  makes a great Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers because it is an amusing, fast-paced story with a familiar setting that is someplace people can identify so it makes it very easy to follow and visualize in their mind. The book has diversity among its characters and it is filled with humor and great dialogue. Besides Kit’s challenge of becoming a knight at the Castle, she also has to deal with college applications, her plans for the future, and her issues at home. Readers will enjoy Kit’s story and find it relatable and be inspired by the Girl Knights!

Fans of Sandhya Menon, Maurene Goo, and Ashley Poston will enjoy Jamie Pacton’s The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly.

–Kat Reynolds

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