Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf: a Year Told Through Stuff

Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf: a Year Told Through Stuff

Middle School is Worse Then Meatloaf

Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf is a different sort of book.  It’s a scrapbook full of stuff that 7th grader Ginny Davis collects all year: diary entries, post-it notes, instant messages, e-mails, report cards, candy wrappers,  sales receipts and more. The scrapbook pages are a collage of all of this. As you turn the pages you read and look at all of this stuff…and it’s the stuff that tells Ginny’s story. There are things to read, like diary entries and e-mails, but the rest of the things on the pages are more like clues to look at and the clues really do help you understand who Ginny is and what is going on with her. In a lot of ways Ginny is typical.  She wants her school picture to look good and she wants friends, clothes and maybe even a boyfriend. She also has problems just like everybody. She’s having trouble getting used to a new step-dad and her older brother is making bad choices that cause problems for the whole family. All of this happy, sad, funny stuff in Ginny’s life you figure out by looking at the pages in this scrapbook. After reading this book, try making a scrapbook page or a collage of yourself. There is more than one way to make a self-portrait – as you can tell by reading Ginny’s story. Author: Jennifer L. Holm

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4 Responses »

  1. me AGAIN i love this book
    she has to write a second one
    i will die if she doesn’t

  2. I love this book I want her to write another one!!!!!!!!! Its funny,cute,sad,and above and beyond!!!!!!!!!!!

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