Reviews by Tag: middle school

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Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up by Jessica Brody

Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up

By Jessica Brody
4
Rated by
Likhita
Sep 27, 2022

Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up by Jessica Brody, is a book about a 12 year-old girl named
Addie, who wishes she was 16. She wants her parents to let her do anything (like wear make-up
and have a phone), like how they let her older sister. But they tell her she needs to wait 4 more
years! And to make matters worse, her best friend Grace couldn’t care any less about that stuff.
Then, on the night of her twelfth birthday, Addie writes a wish to become 16 on a piece of paper

Teen Review
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Fish in a Tree

By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
4
Rated by
AN
Sep 27, 2022

Fish in a Tree is a fictional novel written by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. This book is
about a girl named Ally with dyslexia who struggles in school. Her friends, Albert
and Kiesha help her in this situation and succeed with her. Even though her
teachers and others try to help, her mind is different, so her friends help her. She
wished she could be normal and can read like others, and wished she wouldn't
have to go through so much humiliation to hide this fact. She can’t read as she

Teen Review
Auggie and Me by R. J. Palacio

Auggie & Me

By R.J. Palacio
5
Rated by
AN
Sep 27, 2022

Auggie & Me is a fictional book written by R.J. Palacio. This book is about a
boy named August Pullman (Auggie) who has a craniofacial difference. He has to
go through many difficult situations due to this condition. Charlotte Cody, Julien,
Christopher, Reid, Summer, and Ximena Chin all play important roles throughout
some situations. He wishes to be treated like a normal person, and not get
disgusted looks when people look at him. However, people usually judge him by

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book Wonder

Wonder

By R.J. Palacio
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 29, 2022

Wonder is a fictional novel written by R.J Palacio. The book is about a 10-year-old boy
named August Pullman, who has a facial anomaly and is a normal kid. He has done a lot of
surgeries but still his face won't look normal. From a young age, he was homeschooled and was
smart but then he had to go to a school for 5th grade. The book depicts how he is socially
isolated and bullied at school. The book portrays how society and how their looks should not

Teen Review
Wink by Rob Harrell

Wink

By Rob Harrell
4
Rated by
Aadit G.
Jun 14, 2022

Rating:

3.5 This book is great but it did not catch my attention like many other books did.

Summary:

This book is based off a true story of a middle school teenage boy. His name in the book is Ross Maloy. He is a teenage boy who wants to fit in to the school. He then gets diagnosed with a rare eye cancer after which he has to go through many surgeries. After the surgeries his eye is always winking and he does not know how to control his life anymore.

Recommendation:

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book Wonder

Wonder

By R.J. Palacio
5
Rated by
Grace O.
May 24, 2022

Wonder by R.J. Palacio is about a kid named August Pullman who has to try and navigate school for the first time. He hasn’t gone to school ever because August has a rare disease called treacher collins syndrome, so he looks a little different than other kids. August did want to go to school because he didn’t look like all of the other kids. Later on in the book his parents convince him to try and go to school and he does. Even though August had some hard times throughout the year he still made it.

Teen Review
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

By Stacy McAnulty
4
Rated by
Victoria O.
Mar 28, 2022

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty is a realist fiction novel. To Lucy Callahan, the world has been all about math and numbers since she got struck by lightning. She is incredibly good at math and science, but she isn’t so good with her social skills. Her Nana told her she isn’t allowed to go to a math college until she completes at least one year of middle school.

Teen Review
Violets are Blue by Barbara Dee

Violets Are Blue

By Barbara Dee
4
Rated by
Sriha P.
Feb 3, 2022

This book is about a girl named Wren. She is a 7th grader who goes through lots of changes when her parents get divorced and her dad's remarried. She moves with her mom she starts getting into a new obsession with special effects makeup videos and an internet sensation named Cat FX. She tries to duplicate one of the techniques but somehow she cannot! Wren's mom tells her to stop using her laptop, so she agrees to do makeup for a Middle School production.

Teen Review
Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Smile

By Raina Telgemeier
5
Rated by
Kenken
Jan 27, 2022

Raina is just entering middle school and changes are starting to happen. Friendships, relationships, mood swings etc. every day is different for Raina, and nothing is certain. How with Raina deal with everyday challenges that are thrown her way? This book was definitely an eye opener. Seeing Raina go through 6th through 10th grade, was an experience. The feeling this book gave me was very exciting. I was anticipating what was coming next and loved seeing her growth throughout.

Teen Review
Wink by Rob Harrell

Wink

By Rob Harrell
1
Rated by
Shreya A.
Dec 29, 2021

Wink is a weird and not so enjoyable fiction novel by Rob Harrel. This book is about a kid named Ross, one day in the middle of summer he finds a big lump on his right eye. Ross gets diagnosed with a rare eye cancer, at school, he is known as the cancer kid. Ross has to deal with a lot of stuff like his eye goo, winking, and bullies. I love the way the author adds funny comics and pictures to describe the story, but the way the author presented the book wasn’t enjoyable to me.

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