How to Survive Middle School

How to Survive Middle School

Book - 2011
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When thirteen-year-old David Greenberg's best friend makes the start of middle school even worse than he feared it could be, David becomes friends with Penny, who shares his love of television shows and posts one of their skits on YouTube, making them wildly popular--online, at least.
Publisher: New York : Yearling, 2011.
ISBN: 9780385737937
0385737939
9780375854118
9780545387323
Characteristics: 247 p. ;,20 cm.

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brendanshen2004
Jul 11, 2015

omg this is such a great book definitely is a hidden gem.
also check out my youtube channel wafflez gaming.
for the sake of the book
this vid sux dora!

lakevilla_IDOL Aug 20, 2013

This book is about a kid starting middle school with a bunch of new students. He has a hard time making friends especially when his best friend starts "bullying" him. He meets another girl named Sophie who helps him get through all these bad situtations. She also helps him become famous. Deffinitely a must read with many different things that you don't see coming. It might help some kids feel more confortable about middle school.

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Ubalstecha
Mar 19, 2011

David Greenberg is eleven years-old and a huge fan of Jon Stewart, so much so that he makes internet videos called TalkTime where he provides a top 6 1/2 list and daily acne reports courtesy of an unsuspecting sister. He is also dealing with his mother leaving the family to go live on an organic beet farm. A place where she has no phone, no TV and no electricity. Where the only way she can stay in touch is through infrequent letters.

Luckily, David has his best friend, Elliot. That is until the day that Elliot goes girl crazy and is interested in making YouTube videos, instead choosing to team up with the biggest bully in their new middle school with the sole purpose of making David's life hell. Can David navigate this new world of middle school hell and still stay true to himself?

A great little book that deals with a lot of issues that are relevant to the Grade 6 to 8 group. Students will easily see themselves in David, and sympathize with his plight. Unfortunately, once again an author has chosen the wrong age for the main character. By making him a grade 6, she has possibly missed he Grade 7/8 audience that would be more interested in her book.

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