Sunday, November 4, 2012

Eight Grade is Making Me Sick by Jennifer L Holm

This story is told in a unique fashion.  That really caught my attention and made it fun to read!

Random House sent me this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This is the story of an eighth grader who has a lot of changes in her life.  She has a "To-Do" list that includes:  Try out for cheer; Fall in love, and Join Vampire Vixens Den, amongst others.  If that wasn't enough, her mother is pregnant and her step-father loses his job!

My favorite part of this story is how it is written.  It's notes, chats, school assignments, copies of tickets for events, and more.  The majority of the text is given in small bits of info shared between Ginny and her friends.  I really liked that touch.  It made the story much more personal and touching.

Why not take a walk through Ginny's life and see if you would react as well to all her challenges?

Happy reading.    

1 comment:

Shan said...

Sounds exactly as an 8th grader would write, and live. Have to check and see what grade my niece is in...she may enjoy something like this. Thanks. Love the wide variety of books you review.