BEST FOOT FORWARD Jenna Boller is dripping with newfound maturity after her life-altering summer on the road. She has a job she loves, a best friend who makes her laugh, and a dysfunctional family she's learning how to handle. Jenna feels ready for anything—until Tanner Cobb, a guy with a past, a police record, and dangerously good looks, walks into her life.
I've been reading early chapter books like crazy to whittle down the list of top 5 early chapter book nominations for the Cybils Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literaray Awards. I recommend looking in the book to see for yourself if it looks like a good fit for your child's reading level. Have your child do the 5 Finger Test with a page in the book to get a more accurate idea if it's a "just right book."
I will read Young Adult if it is written well and has a well developed story line - Cassandra Clare writes great books - but I usually wait and begin a series when all the books have been released. I hate having to wait for more chapters!