Blog Tour: August or Forever by Ona Gritz

Posted February 10, 2023 by jrsbookr in Middle grade / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: August or Forever by Ona Gritz

by Ona Gritz
Blog Tour: August or Forever by Ona GritzAugust Or Forever on February 14, 2023
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Family / Blended Families, Juvenile Fiction / Family / Siblings
Pages: 108
Find the Author: Website, Amazon

"What a beautiful novel about sisterhood, about art, about hearts broken and hearts mended. August or Forever will forever chime inside my own heart." --Gayle Brandeis, author of My Life with the Lincolns

Ten-year-old Molly has always loved having a sister, but sisters are supposed to live together, right? Molly certainly thinks so. Unfortunately, her older half-sister Alison lives on a whole other continent. Their video chats are great, and Molly is thrilled when Alison's hand-written letters arrive in the mail like surprise gifts. Still, it's not enough, not compared to what other siblings have. That's why when Molly finds out that Alison is finally coming to visit over the summer, she devises a plan she's sure will get her sister to stay. But then Alison arrives with plans of her own, a fragile heart gets broken, and Molly stumbles upon a painful piece of her sister's past. Molly has always loved having a sister, but this is the August when she'll learn what it really means to be one.


August or Forever touches upon what it is like to have a unique family structure, the death of friends, and the joy of exploring art. August or Forever tugs at the heartstring as you read about these characters’ feelings as life is ever-changing. For example, Molly has big plans for when her sister comes back home from attending college overseas. Likewise, Allison being older, has big plans for her life, and the two sisters must figure out how to balance this new experience of being apart.
Readers of all ages will relate to the experience of siblings and growth and how their relationships change and grown. The younger ones feel left behind, and the older ones struggle with guilt about growing up. However, sisters will always be sisters even when they grow up, and sometimes it takes a while to see that growth is good.




Enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of August or Forever, autographed by Ona Gritz, and a glass heart necklace (like one that figures prominently in the story)!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

A signed, paperback copy of August or Forever

A glass heart necklace


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A signed, paperback copy of August or Forever

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About Ona Gritz

Ona Gritz is the author of two previous children’s books, including Tangerines and Tea, My Grandparents and Me, a Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Alphabet Book of the Year and Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine Teacher’s Pick. Her essays and poems have been published widely. Recent honors include two Notable mentions in The Best American Essays, a winning entry in The Poetry Archive Now: Wordview 2020 project, two 2021 Pushcart nominations, and a 2022 Best of the Net nomination.