Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf by Jennifer L. Holm
This is a unique book. It's told entirely in things--things like post it notes, report cards, school assignments, prescriptions, instant messages, bottle caps, and bank statements. Amazingly, you get a pretty good picture of Ginny's 7th grade year as she struggles with her mom's new marriage, a troubled brother, a former best friend. Luckily she also has a good friend and a grandpa who always come through for her. The design of the book is great--very colorful and full of fun things like animal crackers and refrigerator magnets. This is a fun book that's easy to read. I think it would be most appreciated by pre-middle school girls or 6th graders.