Reviews for Allergic

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A 10-year-olds world is upended by a diagnosis.Maggie Wilson believes her birthday will be the best one ever since her parents are letting her get a dog. Although technically it would be the entire familys dog, Maggie knows deep down that since her younger twin brothers are completely absorbed in one anothers company and her parents are distracted by preparing for the new baby who is arriving in a couple of months, the dog will basically be hers. However, shes in for a sad surprise when she has a severe allergic reaction while cuddling a puppy at the shelter. After being tested, Maggie is diagnosed as being allergic to multiple species of animals. The doctor recommends that she stay away from anything with fur or feathers. Unwilling to give up her dream of owning a pet, Maggie begins a quest to find the perfect creature. Her allergies are only the start of the troubles Maggie encounters, as entering a new school and her changing family dynamics bring more challenges. Maggies inventiveness as she overcomes these trials is showcased through Lloyds captivating narrative and Nutters bright and dynamic illustrations. The story provides insight into the lives of those with allergies and the accommodations needed to avoid serious episodes. The childrens father reads as White; their mother is brown-skinned.A heartachingly enjoyable tale of resilience. (Graphic fiction. 8-12) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Kirkus
Copyright © Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

A 10-year-old’s world is upended by a diagnosis. Maggie Wilson believes her birthday will be the best one ever since her parents are letting her get a dog. Although technically it would be the entire family’s dog, Maggie knows deep down that since her younger twin brothers are completely absorbed in one another’s company and her parents are distracted by preparing for the new baby who is arriving in a couple of months, the dog will basically be hers. However, she’s in for a sad surprise when she has a severe allergic reaction while cuddling a puppy at the shelter. After being tested, Maggie is diagnosed as being allergic to multiple species of animals. The doctor recommends that she stay away from anything with fur or feathers. Unwilling to give up her dream of owning a pet, Maggie begins a quest to find the perfect creature. Her allergies are only the start of the troubles Maggie encounters, as entering a new school and her changing family dynamics bring more challenges. Maggie’s inventiveness as she overcomes these trials is showcased through Lloyd’s captivating narrative and Nutter’s bright and dynamic illustrations. The story provides insight into the lives of those with allergies and the accommodations needed to avoid serious episodes. The children’s father reads as White; their mother is brown-skinned. A heartachingly enjoyable tale of resilience. (Graphic fiction. 8-12) Copyright © Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.