BOOKS ⚣ The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. Author Kate Messner – Valtrex-4.us

The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. In The Mountains Of Rural Vermont, Fall Is A Season Of Beauty And Transformation But Not For Gianna Z With Less Than One Week To Collect Twenty Five Leaves For A Science Project, Her Spot At Cross Country Sectionals Is In Serious Peril Plus With A Dad Who Runs A Funeral Parlor Out Of The Basement, A Grandma Who Keeps Losing Her Teeth, And A Rival Trying To Steal Her Spot On The Team, Gee Just Wishes Life Could Leave Her Alone To Finish Her Project But When Nonna Disappears One Afternoon, Suddenly Some Things Seem Important Than Projects And Races.Gianna Z Will Have Readers Rooting For Her And Maybe Even For Science Projects From The Very First Page Of This Funny And Poignant Novel About Family, Friendship, And Being True To Yourself.

BOOKS ⚣ The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.  Author Kate Messner – Valtrex-4.us
  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.
  • Kate Messner
  • English
  • 13 October 2019
  • 080279842X

    10 thoughts on “BOOKS ⚣ The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. Author Kate Messner – Valtrex-4.us


  1. says:

    This book really stood out to me as being different, and it s definitely an original and funny story with beautiful and vibrant autumn scenery.


  2. says:

    Reviewed by Joan Stradling for TeensReadToo.comIf Gianna Zales doesn t finish her seventh grade leaf collection project in time, her spot in the cross country sectionals will be filled by her nemesis Though she had plenty of time to do the project, Gianna left it until the last minute.It doesn t help her state of mind that her father drives her to school in a hearse, her grandmother keeps forgetting things, and her mother pretends like nothing is wrong.This fall will be a disaster if Gianna can Reviewed by Joan Stradling for TeensReadToo.comIf Gianna Zales doesn t finish her seventh grade leaf collection project in time, her spot in the cross country sectionals will be filled by her nemesis Though she had plenty of time to do the project, Gianna left it until the last minute.It doesn t help her state of mind that her father dr...


  3. says:

    The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z is just that brilliant With solid pacing, a lovable main character, and profoundly important undertones, Messner seamlessly articulates the conflicting emotions of Gianna, track star extraordinaire, artist, friend, daughter, and granddaughter Though it may seem a bit young for the savvy reader, in part due to the charming, light hearted cover, I urge readers of all ages to give this one a shot It s one of the most moving, unforgettable stories of love and fam The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z is just that brilliant With solid pacing, a lovable main character, and profoundly important undertones, Messner seamlessly articulates the conflicting emotions of Gianna, track star extraordinaire, artist, friend, daughter, and granddaughter Though...


  4. says:

    A beautiful, touching and realistic middle grade novel I ve bought copies to give to my nieces Can t wait to readby Kate


  5. says:

    Beautifully written story about Gianna Z who has a strong family and loyal best friend who support her as her grandmother struggles with Alzheimer s, she deals with a bully, and tries to finish a leaf collection project at the last minute.


  6. says:

    I really wished I d liked this , but there were too many things that I think the author tried to do at the same time for it to work Take, for example, Gianna s procrastination inability to organize I thought we d get some AD HD information, but no Or perhaps her mother was afraid that with Nonna showing signs of Alzheimers, that Gianna was acting a little too like Nonna Again,...


  7. says:

    Best middle school voice written for a middle school audience that I ve read recently I thought all of the conflicts, from the minor homework avoidance to the major ailing grandmother were really well done and true to life The mean girl situation was spot on.


  8. says:

    Up front, I have to disclose that I know Kate personally, and that she very kindly handed me a signed copy of the ARC for her forthcoming novel when I saw her at the New England SCBWI Conference You might assume that, with Kate being a friend, I d be predisposed to want to like her novel, and you d be correct You might assume that with her being a friend, if I m mentioning her novel in a public forum such as this, I m going to say that I like it.You d be wrong.Because this novel I love it Ka Up front, I have to disclose that I know Kate personally, and that she very kindly handed me a signed copy of the ARC for her forthcoming novel when I saw her at the New England SCBWI Conference You might assume that, with Kate being a friend, I d be predisposed to want to like her novel, and you d be correct You might assume that with her being a friend, if I m mentioning her novel in a ...


  9. says:

    I read the book The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z by Kate Messner Gianna is a delightful character she s an artist, a runner, and a bit disorganized Sometimes she has a hard time focusing on things she has to do for school, like the all consuming leaf collection project for science However, she is always busy with important and genius work like splatter painting her room and painting other pictures inspired by the masters She wears her feelings on her sleeve, as does her beloved Nonna, her m I read the book The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z by Kate Messner Gianna is a delightful characte...


  10. says:

    Trying to make sense of Nonna s deteriorating mental capacity and keeping up with school work is almost too much for Gianna Z to handle Her love of running and art are the things that make her happy But, when her leaf project for science is no where near completion for the due date, she is in danger of being disqualified for the running competition that she has been endlessly training for Her best friend, Zig is a rock and a genius and he helps her through these tough times especially now Trying to make sense of Nonna s deteriorating mental capacity and keeping up with school work is almost too much for Gianna Z to handle Her love of running and art are the things that make her happy But, when her leaf project for science is no where near completion for the due date, she is in danger of being disqualified for the running competition that she has been endlessly training for Her best friend, Zig is a rock and a genius and he helps her through these tough times especially now that Nonna is forgetting every day tasks, recipes, and directions He helps her gather the leaves she needs and guides her to identifying them All of which would have been very stressful without him especially when dealing with bullies at school and keeping up with deadlines To make matters worse, her mother is in denial about Nonna and misses a crucial doctor s appointment to evaluate Nonna s condition Gianna helps Nonna through it, but is now acutely aware of her grandmother s failin...

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