It's been awhile since a post on here, but I just wanted to share anyway.
I thought for long time I was writing YA, but it turns out its probably MG. I love the younger middle school ages, however I am also a middle school teacher, so I might be slightly biased. They are still "kids" at that point, wide eyed, goofy, and ridiculous. As it was said several times already, they are still open to possibilities and notions of magic, fantastic thoughts run rampant in their minds.
Though I would like to add more sarcasm and rougher language, the concepts are still very much MG. I hope it goes over well!
"...our time here is short, but that doesn't mean we should give up on things like love. We're here to protect our kids, to help them grow. We would be doing a pretty poor job if we let things like fear stop us from experiencing something worthwhile and grand."