How to Survive Middle School

How to Survive Middle School

eBook - 2010
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Eleven-year-old David Greenberg dreams of becoming a TV superstar like his idol, Jon Stewart. But in real life, David is just another kid terrified of starting his first year at Harman Middle School. With a wacky sense of humor and hilarious Top 6½ Lists, David spends his free time making Talk Time videos, which he posts on YouTube. But before he can get famous, he has to figure out a way to deal with:6. Middle school (much scarier than it sounds!)5. His best friend gone girl-crazy4. A runaway mom who has no phone!3. The threat of a swirlie on his birthday2. A terrifying cousin1. His # 1 fan, Bubbe (his Jewish grandmother)1/2. Did we mention Hammy, the hamster who's determined to break David's heart?When David and his best friend have a fight, David is lucky enough to make a pretty cool new friend, Sophie--who just (gulp) happens to be a girl. Sophie thinks David's videos are hilarious, and she starts sending out...
Publisher: 2010
ISBN: 9780375895876
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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.

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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