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.

6 comments:

Najma said...

this looks like a good book

Anonymous said...

I thought this book was way to innapropiate for anyone under the age of 14 because of the sexual and language in the book. I would not recomened it either, it was really boring. I HATED it!

Betty! said...

I thought the book was amazing! Anonymous you a as stupid as a post for thinking that this book was innapropiate! I would read it to my 4 year old! And read evey last word no matter what the word was. Because if i did the book would be so boring! I LOVED it!!!

Anonymous said...

Well Betty, i dont think that you should read it to your 4 year old because then she/he will grow up cussing and talking aboout sexual stuff all the time. Im just saying. But you do whatever.

Betty! said...

I meant cuz if i didnt read evey word the book would be boring! Whatever Anonymous

m said...

i am a girl in middle school and dont see and bad content. i sorta aggre with Betty but i don't think u should read it to a 4 year old i would read it to the 10,11,12,and 13 year old. so u are both right.