Lookee what I’ve got!


They’re here! They’re here!  Advance reader copies of MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CAMP! 


:: tosses confetti  ::

:: makes embarrassing squealing sounds ::

:: does the HAPPY FEET dance ::


It’s starting to feel real, at last! And for those of you who have been asking (OK, begging), YES, the sneak preview will be posting VERY SOON! Like any day now.

I apologize for the delay, but there has been a lot going on aboard the Good Ship Frederick these days, including a cross-country move. I barely know which end is up! To make up for it, how about we have a GIVEAWAY?!?

I have THREE advance reader copies to share with a handful of you. As you know from reading this blog regularly, these copies are printed up before the final edits are made, so there will be some slight changes between this version and the final book published in May. But I’m guessing that’s not going to deter anyone from entering our giveaway contest…

To enter, leave a comment below, telling us what you’re most grateful for this Thanksgiving.

The winner will be chosen at random at midnight on December 6, 2015. Share this giveaway on your blog or Facebook or Twitter or other social media for additional entries. (If you share on social media, please leave a link in the comments below so I can assign you an extra entry.) 

213 thoughts on “Lookee what I’ve got!”

  1. This Thanksgiving, I’m most thankful for my chihuahua Gabby (she’s the cutest thing EVER and makes me so happy!) and of course, books!

    • I haven’t been on here for a while ago when I saw this I got so exited!! So this Thanksgiving I’m grateful for my entire family: my parents, brother, and dog, Ginger. And I’m also soooooooooo grateful for all the books in the world including yours!! The Mother Daughter Book Club Series and Absolutely Truly are the best!!!!!

  2. I am most grateful that my son has not been deployed overseas, that my daughter is healthy, and that even though I’m unemployed I at least have an interview lined up! 🙂

  3. I am extremely grateful for my parents and everything that they do to give me wonderful opportunities and experiences. I am also, of course, immensely grateful that a new MDBC book is coming out soon!!!!!!

  4. This thanksgiving, I am most grateful for my family. I love them very much and I am glad that my sister and my cousins can come share thanksgiving with us.

  5. Hi, HVF! Long time no chat!
    This Thanksgiving I am most thankful for living in such a beautiful area. This year more than the last few I’ve been noticing the truly amazing nature that is showcased this time of the year, and I’m really lucky to get to experience it every year.

  6. I am most thankful for my roommate! She is just as crazy of a bookworm as I am. We have so much in common for never meeting before, and it’s crazy how much I love her, and we’ve only known each other for a few months. I’ve been following this series since the first year, and I can’t wait for this book!!

  7. I am most grateful that the anxiety I have struggled with this past year is finally starting to shrink. I am also thankful for all of the people who have helped me get through it!

  8. Well, I’m very thankful that we’re so close to the next MDBC book coming out! And I’m also thankful for my lovely family and friends, and for my God. 🙂

  9. I’m very thankful for my great family and friends.
    I CAN’T WAIT for this book!!! I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I would love to win a copy!!! I am most grateful for having such great friends and family, who support me and give me new opportunities.

  11. I am thankful for my daughter who loves to read and re-read your books. Thank you for writing such engaging stories.

  12. This Thanksgiving, the thing I am most thankful for besides my family is books. I love to read and even though it isn’t really popular these days, it makes me really happy. When you read, you learn new things, even when you’re just reading for fun.

  13. This Thanksgiving I’m most thankful for my life in general. I know it’s cheesy sounding, but it’s true. I feel like this year is my year, ya know? Like big things are coming my way, and I can’t wait to embrace everything that’s to come. I’ve had a lot of changes this year, like getting license, and inevitably denting my dad’s bumping a couple weeks later. And though that wasn’t something I wanted to do, I learned that I am not perfect and can make mistakes. This year I feel like I’ve made new friends that I’m going to keep for a long time. I feel like I’m finally figuring out who I am as a person, and who I want to be. For years I never knew for sure what I wanted to do, and now I realize that my passion might be language. So that’s pretty exciting. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  14. I am most Thankful for my family and the moments that we spend together without technology, phones, iPads, etc! I’m also grateful for OUTSTANDING Books where the characters become a part of my life and I look forward to visiting with them via the pages of books each and every day!

  15. Super, super excited for the new (and last *sob*) MDBC book!!!

    I am extremely grateful to God for my family, friends, dog, books, home, food, education, and for the gift of writing!!

    Thanks for having another giveaway, Heather! 🙂
    And Happy-almost-Thanksgiving!

  16. This Thanksgiving, I am most thankful that my brother in law will be celebrating the holiday with us after many years apart. There was a period before I married into the family, where my brother in law and his family were not talking. I am so blessed he has come back into our lives and we can be very thankful that we a celebrating the first of many thanksgivings to come.

  17. I am grateful that my two beautiful daughters are happy and healthy! I’m also grateful that my parents are both healthy after a few crazy months of health scares and surgeries. So grateful that MDBC books have gotten many of my students excited about reading!!!

  18. I’m so thankful for the fact my daughters and I have families where education is not only valued for us but expected. That we are encouraged to learn, increase our knowledge, and to love to read.
    That we can read.

  19. This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for my family, which never fails to make me happy, and the beautiful weather this time of year that makes it so enjoyable to spend time outside.

  20. I’m thankful that my family is alive. November 7th was the four year anniversary of me and my family almost dying from carbon monoxide poisoning. 🙂

  21. I’m thanful that I’m surviving school! I’m also definitely thanful that as a high school student, I’m still unnaturally excited for this book!

  22. This Thanksgiving, I am very grateful for having a happy and healthy family that loves me, and being together on the holiday. I am also very grateful for Hulu and books, and ESPECIALLY that there is going to be a new MDBC book soon. I literally thought it was the end when Wish You Were Eyre came out and was super sad, you don’t understand how happy I am.

  23. This Thanksgiving I am most thankful for some really good friendships that have been growing in my life and for peace in my family!! And for this book series of course 😉

  24. I am thankful for a wonderful college experience so far and the many new friends that I have been able to make. 🙂

  25. This Thanksgiving, I most thankful for my friends! They keep me seeing the sunshine in everyday 😉 I’m also thankful that there is gonna be another book in the MDBC series!!!!

  26. I am most grateful for my friends and family. Being a first year college student, I quickly realized how different my life is not being to see my friends and family everyday. I cherish the time I get with them so much more now, knowing what a positive difference they make in my life.

  27. I’m thankful for my family. Yes, it’s ever-so original and sentimental, but it’s the truth. Especially with me being in college I’m overwhelmed with their constant support and love. It’s the simple things in life, you know? I mm thankful for my tiny, loving, slightly dysfunctional but fiercely loyal clan of crazies.

  28. I’m most thankful for my family this year. They know me better than anyone else and never fail to make me laugh. I’m never afraid to talk to any of them about anything, and they’re basically my whole world. I’d fall apart without them! 🙂

  29. I am so grateful for my beautiful children. They are kind, caring, loving teenagers who put others first…whether they are volunteering or lending a listening ear to their friends. They make me feel like my job has been done well…I’m a stay home mom who loves to read what my daughter reads so we can discuss: )

  30. I’m most thankful for my wonderful family. Even though they can be a pain ( ;p ) I know they love me. I would also be enormously thankful if I won this ARC ( even though i would still end up buying a copy when it comes out.

  31. Oh my goodness, Heather! That is so exciting!! I am so happy you chose to write a final installment, and that is one reason why I am grateful this Thanksgiving. This series has seriously changed my sister’s and my perspective on classics, friendship, writing–it means a lot to us!
    I am also thankful for my health, my family, all of God’s blessings this year. To me that is what is most important 🙂
    I shared this on my blog, and Google+:

  32. I’m extremely grateful that I am surrounded by family and friends! I’m also grateful that books exist, and that I can bury myself in them to escape reality.
    I can’t wait for this release! I know I’ll love it 🙂

  33. My new granddaughter ! Sharing these books with her mother was wonderful and we have our copies to share with her someday.

  34. I am grateful for my wonderful friends, loving family, that I live in a strong and safe country, and for books like yours!

  35. Yes!!! A giveaway! And during the perfect time of year too!
    I would say, this year, amongst other things, I am thankful for all the books I can read and all the knowledge I can gain from them! This year has been a great year in books for me, as I’ve read great books (including the Mother Daughter Book Club, AGAIN)! I feel thankful for all the authors out there who have made me smile, laugh, cry, or sob. Including you!
    I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  36. I am most thankful for BOOKS this Thanksgiving. Also that I’m moving back to the USA next summer, and I can see all my friends again.

    I can’t wait for this to come out! SOOO looking forward to it!

    Also, in your post, you mentioned a cross-country move. If I wrote you a fan letter to your Oregon address, then will you still get it?


    This Thanksgiving, I’m most grateful that my family is healthy and that my friends and I have a comfortable life with things like books, journals, and chocolate! 🙂

    I’m so exited for MDBC #7! Happy Thanksgiving!

  38. I am extremely thankful for the fantastic sports program at my high school. I run cross country and track, and my team is extremely supportive of everyone and it is such a safe place to go and talk about life!
    I hope I win a copy!! I remember that I stumbled upon the first MDBC many years ago in a bookstore, and I have loved it ever since!!

    • I am extremely thankful for poetry.

      It’s given me a voice I didn’t know I had. It’s been my comfort and my friend. It doesn’t judge and encourages me to be as creative and obscure as I want. It’s never going to ignore or abandon me. Poetry has allowed me to find happiness and peace again, as the chaos and drama of high school constantly storms around me.

      Maybe I sound absolutely insane, but I’m alright with that. Poetry is a little insane. It’s raw and genuine and beautiful and intimidating and unique. It’s an ART.

      I’m proud to call myself a poet.

  39. I am the most thankful for my family, because they have all shaped me into the person I am today, and am also grateful for the roof over my head, the clothes on my back, and the food on my plate. <3
    Also, super uber excited about seeing these ARCs!!!!! I feel just like you Mrs. Frederick- everything about this surprise seventh book feels real now. I just remember a summer ago when I had first finished your series devastated that it had to end, then looking on your website to find that a seventh book was being published. It filled my whole body with excitement and relief, becuase it meant it wasn't over!! And now, more than a year later, I can see it all coming together. I have a feeling that the vision must be so much more incredible to you! 🙂
    Also, hope the move went well! 😉

  40. I am very thankful for my amazing family and being able to share Thanksgiving with. I am thankful that me, my family, and friends are healthy. Also, I am thankful that my teachers are not giving as much homework, and that we have Thursday and Friday off.

  41. I am so thankful that I am going to be with all of my family this year for the first time in a few years. I can’t wait to see everyone and catch up!
    I am such a big fan of your books, I’ve read all of them and none of them disappoint! The Mother-Daughter book club is by far my favorite though, and I am so excited to read this book whether I get an advance copy or if I have to wait another few months to read it!!! I can’t wait!

  42. This might be too general, but I’m thankful that I have so many things to be thankful for: I have a home, food, a loving family, fabulous friends, and of course, great books to keep me company on snow days!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Ms. Frederick!
    (And to everyone else, too, of course!)

  43. I am thankful for the opportunity to share my love of books with my daughter…and that we will have a new book to share!

  44. I am so incredibly thankful for my wonderful friends, it is our first year not going to school together. We are all trying as hard as we can to stay as close as we are. I know that our friendship will last for a very long time, that’s what I’m most thankful for this thanksgiving:)

  45. I a thankful to have all my children living in the same area for the first time in 5 years. This time last year we had kids in 3 cities and 2 countries as our daughter and her family was living in the UAE and our son. I’m also thankful for a new daughter (in law) who was happy to uproot herself, find a new teaching position, and move to be near our family and his new job.

  46. I am most grateful for my wonderful family and the support they have given me in the past year with my busy school schedule. Can’t wait for the new book!!

  47. I am extremely grateful for my best friend, Katrina. We became friends in fourth grade and particularly bonded over these books in sixth grade. I happened to loan her the first one and we’ve been hooked ever since. We would stalk the book store shelves waiting for the next edition and would hungrily read the books in marathon sittings. These books have been companions to our own personal sagas. Now that we’re seniors in high school, I couldn’t imagine these past eight years without this book series and my best friend. Like the girls in the books we have grown into our identities and purposes. Though this next year will separate us for the first time, I know that these books and the many conversations inspired by them will be constant companions. Thank you, Ms. Frederick!!

  48. I’m thankful that my oral surgery went well and that my mouth doesn’t hurt that bad. Also, I’m thankful for books, and patient parents, for God, for the opprotunites that I’ve been given, a roof over my head and food in my mouth. Of course I am thankful for you, Ms. Frederick! You have inspired me to write, and it has been one of the greatest things I’ve done in my life so far. I’m thankful for my sixth grade ReLa teacher, and my friends who always encourage me to write and help me when I need an idea. And last, but not least, I’m am thankful for one of my best friends Camryn, who is always so kind and I know is someone who I can always count on. Happy thanksgiving everyone!

  49. I am so grateful for my parents who are always so understanding and loving. I am also grateful for my cousin Yari who is like a sister to me. I am grateful I can see her every summer. I am also grateful for books because they transport me to magical worlds and they also develop my imagination. I am also grateful for fashion and writing my two other main passions in life!
    Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for doing this giveaway!

  50. What I am most thankful for is my friends. In specific my crush(wishing that gain the courage to talk to him). But my friend J.T. until I work up that courage. I’m thankful that I am finally figuring out how best to connect with my class, even though we only have a little over a semester left together. I am grateful for music and theatre, and youth group, and definitely math(for pete’s sake, love my math teacher). And by far the most, books which i can connect to move than anything else in the world Ex. I am currently reading “The Rose Society” by Marie Lu. Have a great thanksgiving everyone.

  51. Ahhh, totally excited, i just reread when the names were being pull, that is going to be a great day for me(i’ll know who won, and still be in a great mood. I’m working as props mistress for the show “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells. P.S. so does May” and December 6th is our first tech rehearsal(I love tech week, although if you as any normal theatre person, that is the week people usually dread the most. Mine is closing weekend, cause you never know when you will see these people again). Yay!

  52. I am most grateful for my closest girl friends – they remind me so much of Emma, Jess, Cassidy, Megan, and Becca! We have lots of good times together, and even when we fight, it always turns out fine in the end! It would be the most amazing thing ever to win a copy!

  53. I am thankful for good health for my family. And that I just learned a new MDBC book is coming out! I literally just finished a re-read of the series last night and was so sad to come to the end and read in the notes at the end that this was the last of the series. I am an adult, but I do have some anxiety issues and I read a lot of kidlit books because they don’t stress me out. I found MDBC through the Betsy-Tacy Facebook page (a series I read straight through about once a year) and have loved this series as well. Thank you for another volume! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  54. I’ve been reading this series since middle school and am now a freshman in college- so great to relate to Emma, Jess, Megan, Cassidy and Becca as I’ve gone through these past several years! I’m thankful for my parents, who foster my love of reading from the beginning and all the wonderful authors like you Ms. Frederick who have produced fabulous books!

  55. I’m thankful for you Heather- writing this addictive series, for deciding to write #7 and for being so interactive with your fans! Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

  56. I am most thankful that I can live in a free country, and of course your books!! Have a great thanksgiving Ms. Frederick!!!

  57. What I am most thankful this Thanksgiving is my family’s health. As of now, know one is deathly ill or even the slightest cold. I feel as if almost every holiday someone in my family has a illness of some sort, so I am thankful for there health.

  58. This year I’m especially thankful for my grandmother. She’ll be 97 soon, but she still has more energy than I do! She’s the best role model a girl could have, and I’m so grateful to have her in my life. Happy Thanksgiving!

  59. I am most thankful for all my awesome teachers and coaches who I have had this year, my soccer coach has given me so many awesome opportunities to do thing I would not have been able to do before and my teachers at church and school have helped me grow in so many ways.

  60. I’m most grateful for those books you find in the library that just call you over, the ones that find a place in your heart and you can always remember the title, the kind that is exactly what you need, and you always go back to it and never get tired of reading it. I am grateful for those books.

  61. Oh, I’m sorry, I obviously did not read the directions very carefully.
    I am most thankful for all the people and things that make moments of my life memorable. As time goes by, those happy things in life is what I really remember. I find myself talking to my friends about those memories all the time. We laugh about it, even if the situation wasn’t so awesome. Sometimes, I get sad that I hadn’t written down everything that happened then.




  62. I am thankful for my family this Thanksgiving, that one brother is home from college, and the other brother is on a ship close to home, not in the Middle East, like he was last year.
    And of course, the given one is books!! I have read so many books in the past year, and would be extremely bored without good books to read. 🙂


  63. I am thankful for my family. I know I wouldn’t be the person I am without then and I am so fortunate to have amazing parents and siblings in my life. They always have endless amounts of love and support and are thete for me when I need them most. I am also thankful that I have a house abd food and clothes and other luxuries that others may nit have access to. I am also thankful for books which have made a huge impact on my life and have shaped who I am. I am so excited for MDBC to come out next year!!

  64. I am thankful for the opportunity to read great books, for a good family and great friends. Reading your books make me happy. I would love having more friends like Cassidy, Megan, Emma, Jess,and Becca, but sertainly not Becca’s mom.

  65. I am so thankful for my best friend Brielle. She has brought out the very best in me and introduced me to this very series! I can always be myself around her, and every day I thank God for putting her in my life because without her, I don’t know where I’d be!

  66. i distinctly remember one time when I was so INCREDIBLY thankful. I got the main role in my eighth grade musical, Fame Jr. It was to be performed in March. My Grammy always wanted to be an actress, but couldn’t pursue her dream after giving birth to my dad. She told me that she couldn’t wait to see me in the play. At the end of February, she got sick, something my family and I knew she probably wouldn’t recover from. I prayed a lot that she would be able to come to my play, and live her dream of acting through me. She got better enough to come and see my play, and said to me the exact words I had been praying, “I’m so glad I was able to live my dream through you.” She died two weeks later. I will always be thankful to God for letting me give her this opportunity.

  67. I celebrated thanksgiving last month because I’m Canadian but I am great fun for my family and friends for being here for me.

  68. Although some people think of Thanksgiving as the awkward holiday between Halloween and Christmas, it’s actually my most favorite holiday of all. Besides the fact that it’s fall and that’s such a fun season itself, it’s the time of year when everyone comes together, because they truly are thankful for one another. It makes me so happy to see people come together to eat, be happy, and just give thanks. This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for my amazingly wonderful family, for my fantastic friends, for the fact that I get to live in a country where there is so much to be thankful for, and of course, good books! 🙂
    (This reminds me a little of the scene in “Dear Pen Pal” when everyone shares what they’re thankful for, which is by far one of my most favorite book scenes<3 )

  69. First of all, thank you so much for doing this giveaway!!! Secondly, I am really thankful, among other things for all the amazing people in my life. I am also incredibly thankful for all of the great opportunities I have been given throughout my entire life and the patients from my friends and family!!!!! One last thing, I am very lucky and blessed to be surrounded by both friends and family!!!!!
    I hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving!!!

  70. I’m incredibly thankful for my family and friends for their unconditional love and support (and for buying me MDBC books as presents 🙂 ), and my church for strengthening my faith.

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

  71. I am most grateful that I for all the wonderful people in my life including all of my friends and my family. They have made me who I am and even though they drive me crazy sometimes, I’m incredibly thankful for every single one of them.

  72. I am thankful that my sisters and parents are all happy and healthy. I am also thankful that I am able to go to such a great school where I have amazing friends who I love and make me laugh every day. I am most thankful that my family, even though we may not be rich, is able to provide me and my sisters with food, shelter, and clothing because I think that is something that many people take for granted, and I am so lucky that my family is able to live a comfortable life.

  73. I’m thankful for people who love Betsy and Tacy.I just finished Home for the Holidays. Thank you for writing about some of my favorite characters!

  74. Can’t wait for #7 to come out!
    I am thankful for my faith as well as the blessing of music and all the beauty it can produce.

  75. I’m thankful for my family and friends, health, and being able to live in a good home and afford books. I’m also thankful that I can reread Home for the Holidays and spend every holiday with the book club. 🙂

  76. I’m most thankful for my amazing family and friends who continue to add copious amounts of joy into my life. I’m also thankful for my beautiful dogs and my good health.

  77. First of all, I am thankful for my family. I have two younger brothers, two amazing and hardworking parents, and lots of extended family. I am grateful for heat during the cold fall and winter and for a safe roof over my head. I’m also thankful for books. Books are a place to escape from the business of life, and I am so grateful for every single one I’ve read, good and bad. I am thankful for my friends, for my basketball team, and for the fact that a new MDBC book is coming out soon!
    Happy Thanksgiving, Mrs. Frederick!!!

  78. This Thanksgiving, I’m beyond thankful for the college experience I have had. I started this fall, absolutely terrified of everything. I have been so fortunate to not only make friends with the most incredible people, but also receive an amazing education from incredible professors.

  79. I am most thankful for my strong relationship with Christ. I am so thankful to be grounded in my faith, and have amazing family members who are so strong in the faith, as well! I’m thankful for the love and support I receive from family and friends! I couldn’t be who I am today without them!!

  80. I don’t think I could choose just one thing I’m thankful for, but I am thankful for the following (but not limited to): my wonderful family and friends, my faith, music, and books.

  81. I am thankful for family, my mom, dad, and brother, friends, libraries, schools, books, Truly and Cha Cha, Megan, Jess, Emma, Becca, and Cassidy, and a new mother daughter book club book! I was just telling my mom how much I would want another one, but I thought the Paris one was the last.

  82. I am thankful for good health, and having access to vaccines which a lot of people cant have, I am thankful for books because they give you a peaceful place, and they open up your imagination where amazing things are. I am thankful for my family to, because in books a lot of kids are orphans and they are very depressed and unhappy and that seems awful.

  83. This thanksgiving I am grateful for you,Heather. Your books influenced me so much. I just love them! Thank you for creating the MDBC books

  84. I’m thankful for my family and friends, and all the love that I receive. I’m immensely grateful for the small things in life too! For example, new shoes, good grades and of course BOOKS! Thank you god for this wonderful life you have given me!!!
    And thank you Ms. Frederick for your wonderful books!!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  85. I am most thankful for my family, pets, friends, and writers. Without writers we would have nothing to read and books are my life including reading and hoping to publish one of my own.
    Thank you also, Heather Vogel Fredrick for giving this young writer encouragement.

  86. I’m thankful for my best friend and watching frozen with her and all the other people I watch Disney movies with and eat candy with. Than you for giving me books to read that are just as good as frozen.

  87. I’m thankful for a caring and loving family, a school where I can learn, and a wonderful life in general. I am thankful for books that teach me valuable life lessons and being able to do what I love.

  88. I read somewhere that if you can eat 3 meals a day for 3 weeks you are in the top 15% richest people in the world. I am thankful of being in that percent but i am sad that only 15% of our world is able to eat that much food.

  89. I am most thankful for opportunity to spend time with my family! We have been so busy this year, it feels nice to just go to my grandmother’s house and have everyone together for a few days. During the break I went to a bookstore (for the first time in longer than I would like to admit!) and bought a journal to hopefully pick up writing again! I’m thankful for passions, like writing, that have been reignited!

  90. I am thankful for the way my country has always been a place of freedom, for- as most people are -my family, and chocolate cake. Because, well, cake…

  91. I am thankful for the constant inspiration to be creative in this generation, which comes in many forms:
    Through books from authors such as yourself; through photographs; through friends; and through the sometimes ordinary events in life, which cause an effect- however small that is, in people.

  92. i am really thankful for having such an amazing family. they will do anything to support me in whatever i choose to do. i ma also extremely thankful that i have such a close extended family and i am so thankful that everyone is always be there for me.

  93. I am thankful for my health, my family’s health, my little baby niece, all my favorite musicians who make my day a little brighter, and that I have regular, easy access to books. Also, that I’m literate. In lots of places in the world, some kids don’t have a lot of books at hand, and some aren’t even taught to read. So, yeah. That’s what I’m thankful for 🙂

    Oh! I also pinned this onto my pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/524810162807215664/

  94. I am most thankful for my wonderful family and friends.
    I am also always grateful for the wonderful world of characters that you’ve created in the Mother-Daughter Book Club, Heather. Happy holidays!

  95. This year (and every other year), I am thankful for my family. Yes, I know that this is a pretty common response, but families are important because they are our roots. They are our home, our stability, and I’m not sure who I would be or where I would be without them. Thinking of your family really warms your heart, doesn’t it?

  96. I’m most thankful for my dog, who we got earlier this year, and has brought a smile to my face every day :).

  97. This Thanksgiving, I’m really thankful for my education. I’m an eight grader, so this is my last year at a school that I’ve been going to since kindergarten. Although sometimes I complain a lot about school, I’m really grateful for everything it has given me: the friends I have made, and everything I have learned. I’m also thankful that I am able to attend school and receive an education safely.

  98. So very grateful for health, and for my children, they bring a smile to my face every day!They grow up way too fast, so we need to enjoy the little moments!
    Thank you for this!

  99. I am most thankful for my friends and family. They support me and have my back. These people are very important to me in my life.

  100. This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my friends and family(including my four legged, furry, little bro/dog). I am thankful to a wonderful year so far, filled with great memories and laughter. And of course, I am thankful for Emma, Jess, Megan, Cassidy, Becca, and the rest of the MDBC gang! They have made me smile on my worst days and in my worst moments. I can’t wait for Mother Daughter Book Camp!

  101. Hi Heather,
    I am most thankful for my friends and family of course, and for the mystery person who nominated me for the Washington Journalism and Media Conference… 😉

  102. I am thankful for everyone that I met this year- at my summer camp, during spring break, and during any all of my other trips. I learned so much, and had so much fun with you guys!

    I am thankful for everything that I have- my laptop, my home, my clothes, and my books. I saw true poverty during my trip to India- and I can now truly appreciate everything that I have much much more!

    I am thankful, primarily, to my mom. Not only have I learned so much from her- I can thank her for my love of reading. Had she not pushed me to read Harry Potter, I fear that I might not have acknowledged my love for reading books; which brings me to the next thing that I’m thankful for- all the authors of the books I have read. Thanks to them, I’ve travelled to Narnia, Concord, Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Disrtict 12, The Glade, and so much more!

    Lastly, but not least, I’m thankful to Taylor Swift- one of my favorite artists that always brings me up whenever I may be down. Though I haven’t yet had the privilge to meet you, I hope I do one day. For now, admiring you from afar is the best I can hope for!

    Thanks to you, Ms. Frederick- for you have once answered my questions for a school project and you created a magical world unlike any other!

  103. I’m most thankful for my family, and that we all live close so that it’s easy for us to visit during the holidays.

  104. I am thankful for my family and my new friends that I have made this year because without them I wouldn’t even be writing this.

  105. I am thankful for the wonders of technology, which, when used correctly, allow us to get in touch and stay in touch. Ease of communication, rapid solutions to problems, listening ears and supportive shoulders from friends we’ve never met in person, prayer warriors, and more – it makes the world very small and very nice.

  106. WOW! I am sooooo excited for the new and last final book for mother-daughter book club. what I am thankful for is having a great family to always have because there are some people out there that doesn’t and the food that I get on my plate everyday because there are some kids that don’t always have something to eat to keep them healthy.

  107. I am thankful for my husband who is the underdog in our family of four daughters. How he gracefully navigates the emotional ups and downs of five females is truly a gift. His faithfulness keeps us all in the boat on our rocky waters (even when he confesses that he doesn’t quite get all of our fuss!)
    I am hoping to complete my daughters’ series with giving this book as a Christmas gift. When will it be available for purchase?

  108. This Thanksgiving, I am most thankful for all of the wonderful people in my life. My friends, family members, teachers, classmates, everyone that God has put in my life. There are so many amazing people whose lives have made a difference in mine just by being alive. I think that everybody has amazing gifts that make them uniquely them, and I am so thankful to be a person with gifts and blessings, and I’m thankful to know so many people with gifts and blessings. Everyone that I have ever met has had an amazing impact on me and I’m so thankful for everyone I’ve ever known!! I’m also thankful for this beautiful world that we live in!! There are so many wonderful things to appreciate everywhere, so that’s what I’m thankful for the most!!

    I’m also super thankful for your AWESOME book series!! I can really relate to all the girls and I’m so happy to have been able to find a nice story that is clean while still being entertaining!! Thank you for writing such great books!!

  109. I am thankful this year for my loving family who always encourage me and are there for me. Also, I’m grateful for the ability to read books.

  110. I am thankful for the opportunity to live overseas with the Navy even though trying to learn the language is quite a struggle! It has brought many blessings out of this time of being away from my country.Being a Navy Brat is sure an adventure!

  111. This Thanksgiving I am thankful for the time I got to spend with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

  112. Hi mrs. Fredrick, I’m so very thankful for my wonderful family and friends in my life! My family is always there for me whenever I need them. And my friends (who I introduced to the MDBC books and your blog) are like the MDBC girls to me! We even call ourselves the MDBC fan girls:) I would love to have one of the copy’s of this book, all of the MDBC books have had a huge impact on my life and I don’t know what I would do without them!!! Thank you so much for writing these amazing books that have inspired me so greatly:) My favorite quote from the books is by Emma,”Reading is the antidote to a great many troubles.”

  113. I was most thankful for my dad being able to come home to the states after being stationed in Seoul, Korea for four years! Also for a warm house, good books, and always a cup of hot chocolate by my side!

  114. I am thankful for family and friends. I am thankful for all soldiers who have given up their thanksgiving with their families to protect our country. And I am thankful for books and the Mother-daughter book club series! I am also thankful for a roof over my head. Happy Thanksgiving!

  115. I am so thankful for the family that I have been given and for my friends who I can cherish life with! I am also very thankful for my wonderful church community. (:

  116. I’m most thankful for my amazing family and friends (but I’m also super thankful for this awesome series)

  117. I’m most thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given. The opportunities have lead me to where I am today! An avid reader, a book blogger, and a beta reader. I’ve learned HTML, Design, and networking! Doing these things presented me with amazing life long friends that I never would have thought that I would meet.
    I am so immensely greatful for the life I have and all the wonderful people in it. ♥

  118. I don’t know if the contest is over yet or not… But I’ll still try…

    I am thankful for the wonderful opportunities that have crossed my path and all the people who are willing to help in and out of school. I am SO appreciative. 🙂

  119. I am most thankful for my teachers especially my math teacher and a teacher at my old school who continue to inspire me daily. I am also very thankful for my family who continue to push me daily to be the best I can be

  120. I know Thanksgiving already passed, but I was and still am thankful for many many things, including wonderful books– including the MDBC series! It’s really great knowing that after a hard day there’s always the characters in a story waiting to share their adventures and it’s always comforting to read a good story. 🙂

  121. I am most thankful for everything that is interesting in the world but most of all my charming daughter who introduced me to the MDBC! – Emily

  122. I’m grateful for the little voice inside me that tells me, when I’m not sure, what is the right thing to do, and that I will be ok. I think it’s probably my mother’s voice or sometimes my grandmothers.

  123. I am so very thankful that our three grown daughters and their families continue to share with us meaningful elements in their very busy lives.

  124. This Thanksgiving I am most thankful for my very wonderful and loving friends and family. And of course I am thankful for BOOKS!!!!

  125. This Thanksgiving I was grateful for all the blessings that God has given me. He always provides, and I am just so, so, so thankful.

  126. Every night, as I’m dosing off to sleep, I hear a “meow,” and if I’m not quick enough pulling open the covers, I hear another “meow,” and possibly another “meow.” It’s my very short-tailed and skittish 3-year old kitty, Izzy, who welcomes cuddling up close to me as soon as I warm up the sheets. I am grateful for her warmth every night and welcome her very loud purring.

  127. I am thankful for everything that helps me live and be happy, as I already said in my comment above, and I posted your book picture on Twitter and Pinterest.

  128. This year I became so much more grateful for all of my friends. They have always been there for me and encouraged me in everything I do. It hasn’t been easy to find people who will keep me grounded in my faith but I know that we will be able to love one another so much more.

  129. I am most thankful for the my family who have brought me joy and laughter! My sister and I don’t always see eye to eye but most of the time we are very close. My parents have always been there for me. And I can’t forget my dog Flurry!

  130. It’s just a lucky bit of fate that my family is not among the refugees of recent conflicts, and I’m very thankful for that!

  131. This year I am thankful for books. Most of the times when I was bored I would read a book. Sometimes i would read the MDBC books or other books. They make me feel happy and give me joy. If books were not there I don’t know what i would do!

  132. I am thankful for all the people I know . They are absolutely nice and wonderful. They help me too! When I say people that includes book characters too! Don’t they count? They just are great . In books each character is like a real person. The actual humans aka people I know are nice and helpful.What would i do without the people I know?

  133. I am thankful for my family. I mean who would not be? They are helpful. They are kind . They help me in any situation. Family is something I will always be thankful for. I can’t write much cause its hard to explain how thankful i am! But I am totally thankful for them

  134. I want to get a copy of the book! I know everyone who commented and likes your books would. If I don’t get a copy I have to wait for it so it will come in the library. That would be a long time . But I would like it if I get one copy and if I don’t then its worth waiting. Thanks for reading my comment!

  135. I am thankful for my family, for supporting with everything I do, and for always be there to help me. Also, I am thankful for books, for always being there when I am bored, lol.

  136. I know that this sounds cliche but I guess that i’m thankful for the Mother-Daughter book club. I started reading these books in 5th grade and i’m a junior now but somehow the story never gets old. I can totally relate to emma a lot of times and I love each girl’s personality so much! I always have to bring the first book with me everywhere I go incase I get bored or sad. This book always can manage to cheer me up!

  137. I am thankful for many things . I am thankful for books . I a, thankful for my education . I get to learn many things . I am thankful for my family . I am thankful for my late or dead dog Tyson . The Great moments will be remembered .if I win this thing then I will be thankful for winning

  138. Where are my comments and my friend comments . Are they still not moderated . Oh no then we r not gonna get picked . Well there isn’t a big chance anyway

  139. I am thankful that my friends and family are with me and for those fighting overseas to make my thanksgiving a safe one. I am also thankful for all the things God has given me.

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