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Sincerely, Harriet

Harriet Flores struggles with boredom and an unrequited crush while learning to manage her chronic illness through a long, hot, 1990s summer in Chicago. She uses her imagination to cope… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: 741.5/973

Reviews

Booklist

“Middle-grade readers will relate to Harriet’s anxiety about fitting in and making friends, while also exploring subjects like ableism and intersectionality, which Searle depicts with grace and empathy.”—Booklist

 

Publishers Weekly

“In her middle grade debut, comics creator Searle slowly unspools the story of a middle schooler living with multiple sclerosis.”—Publishers Weekly

 

Kirkus Reviews

“Searle tackles Harry’s anxiety about her illness as well as common adolescent concerns about friendships, school, and family with honesty and tenderness that will resonate with readers.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

 

School Library Journal

“The wide-eyed, expressive characters and reassuring art are well suited to this introspective narrative.”—School Library Journal

 

Molly Ostertag

“Sincerely, Harriet is a relatable, empathetic story about a girl in the midst of a transitional summer. A sweet and subtle story, Searle’s characters are so lovingly rendered that it’s impossible not to be immediately drawn in.”—Molly Ostertag, author of The Witch Boy

 

Kate Leth

“Sincerely, Harriet reads like a love letter to a younger self—an invitation to be kinder, more patient, more open to possibility. It handles its subjects with grace and understanding, all woven together with stunningly beautiful art.”—Kate Leth, author of Power Up and

 

Melanie Gillman

“Thoughtfully and lovingly illustrated, Sarah W. Searle deftly weaves together a gentle tale about chronic illness, and the power of storytelling to bridge gaps between people across social and generational divides.”—Melanie Gillman, author of As the Crow Flies