Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
Fuzzy Mud (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2015) by Louis Sacher is creepily good! Or should I say, even though it's creepy, it's very good. Of course, what would you expect from the author of Holes, but a good story?
Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh grader Marshall Walsh customarily walk to and from school together, but when they detour into the woods to avoid the school bully, not only will their lives change, but so could the whole world! All because of some fuzzy mud...
The beginning is a bit slow, but this thriller of a mystery is well worth the read.
Here's some background on the story via an interview with the author.
You can read about Louis Sacher's writing process here.