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Kitchen Table Reviews: Julia Gillian and the Quest for Joy

Little lies, trumpets, and mean lunch monitors are the bumps in the road Julia Gillian faces on her quest for joy.

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<i>Julia Gillian and the Quest for Joy</i> by Alison McGhee
Julia Gillian and the Quest for Joy by Alison McGhee

Julia Gillian thought that fifth grade would be the greatest year of her life—she’s finally taking trumpet lessons with Mr. Mixler, alongside her very best friend, Bonwit. But trumpet turns out to be a lot different than she imagined, plus Bonwit doesn’t want to hang out with her anymore. Then t