At first, having a longer break seems like fun, but things are so different and are changing fast! "Non-essential" businesses are closed and no one is allowed to visit the residents at the local nursing home. Her father moves down to the basement to distance himself from the family, her mother starts working from home out of their guest bedroom, and Quinn has to attend school through something called Zoom. When the original date of the return to school is extended out (and eventually cancelled altogether), Quinn begin to wonder if life will ever return to normal.
This short middle grade book, given its topical content and short shelf life, was rushed out in the Fall of 2020. As such, it's quite rough, with underdeveloped characters and clunky storytelling, but I think it is important that someone attempted to create a middle reader to address all of the changes that went on during the crazy early days of the pandemic. Years from now, this will make a nice historical novella. For now, it tells a story to which young readers will personally relate.
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