3 Reasons To Read…Far From Fair by Elana K. Arnold

3 Reasons to Read
So many books come out each week making it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite release from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love it too!

This week our selection is Far From Fair by Elana K. Arnold. Are you ready to hear more about this book and its author? Here we go…

3 Reasons To Read…Far From Fair by Elana K. ArnoldFar From Fair by Elana K. Arnold
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers on March 8, 2016
Genres: Middle Grade
Pages: 240
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Odette has a list: Things That Aren’t Fair. At the top of the list is her parents’ decision to take the family on the road in an ugly RV they’ve nicknamed the Coach. There’s nothing fair about leaving California and living in the Coach with her par­ents and exasperating brother. And there’s definitely nothing fair about Grandma Sissy’s failing health, and the painful realities and difficult decisions that come with it. Most days it seems as if everything in Odette’s life is far from fair but does it have to be?

With warmth and sensitivity Elana Arnold makes difficult topics such as terminal illness and the right to die accessible to young readers and apt for discussion.

3 Reasons You Should Read

Far from Fair by Elana K. Arnold


  • Alright, we know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but come on. LOOK AT IT! It’s gorgeous, and admittedly it was the first thing that drew us to this title. What we found inside was a bonus!
  • These pages are full of real-life situations in a middle grade age appropriate presentation. This book touches on so many family and personal problems. Sick family members, financial struggle, autism, marital problems, and more. You would think this would be overwhelming, but Far From Fair does a great job of presenting these topics in a perfect package for middle graders.
  • One of the best parts about Elana K. Arnold’s writing is that even when she’s taking on a tough topic she allows the reader to explore their own feelings and come to their own conclusion. Her characters are flawed and easy to relate to. Through her characters, she allows readers of all ages to explore their emotions without being told how to feel. We absolutely love that!


***About Elana K. Arnold***

Author ELANA K. ARNOLDELANA K. ARNOLD completed her M.A. in Creative Writing/Fiction at the University of California, Davis. She grew up in Southern California, where she was lucky enough to have her own horse–a gorgeous mare named Rainbow–and a family who let her read as many books as she wanted. She lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals. She is represented by Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content.

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  1. I love that cover and all of your reasons definitely make me want to read this one! Great and cute review!!

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