Genre- Graphic Novels

Title: Middle School is Worse than Meatloafmeatloaf

Author: Jennifer L. Holm

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Date: 2007

Age Level: Upper (5-6)

Summary: This book tells the story of Ginny beginning her first year of Middle School. Everything that could possibly go wrong, goes wrong for Ginny. This story isn’t told in the ordinary text, it is told with all her stuff (receipts, notes, IM screen messages).

Strengths: This book shows a unique way of telling a story. I think it is something that all middle schoolers can relate to. It is also tells some deeper issues that some students may be going through and can find comfort in this book.

Concerns: I thought that some areas of the book were inappropriate for students. There was some reference to alcohol.

Classroom Use: This book would be nice to have in the classroom. If a teacher wanted to do an activity with this book, I think it would be cool if the teacher read the story to the students or show them (it may be difficult to read). After that, the teacher could assign the students to write a short story using there stuff instead of text.

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