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Swing It, Sunny! by Jennifer Holm

Swing it, Sunny (Sunny, Book 2) (2): Holm, Jennifer L., Holm, Matthew:  9780545741729: Amazon.com: Books

In the mid-70's, a girl named Sunny, who thinks of her life as her own personal show, faces middle school and deals with lots of family problems--like when her older brother Dale gets sent off to a military academy because of his behavior. But Sunny learns: when life has you down, swing up!

I LOVED this book! I loved all the colors (it's a graphic novel) and how alive the illustrations look. I just feel like I'm there! Also, I love how it's set in the 70's. I love to see stuff that was YEARS before my time, because I can look back and be like, "Wow, the 70's were insane!"

If you like, funny, upbeat, and sometimes heartbreaking and hopeful graphic novels, then Swing It, Sunny! is a great option for you!

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Brave by Svetlana Chmakova

Amazon.com: Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) (9780316363181): Chmakova,  Svetlana, Chmakova, Svetlana: Books

One boy faces bullies, middle school, and all around confusion, and realizes what it means to be brave. Brave is a story about a kid named Jensen who gets bullied because of his weight. The bullies, Foster and Yanic, are straight-up jerks and call him names like "Fatso." He gets help from friends at the newspaper crew about what to do about these bullies.

I absolutely LOVED this book! The art style is wonderful (it's a graphic novel) and it's so well written and upbeat. Jensen, being the narrator, has such a great mood and he daydreams a lot.

If you like really humorous, sometimes sad or angering books, then make sure to check out Brave. I think the age demographic would probably be ages 10 and up, since this book has some slight bad words. 

Ofel, 11

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Image result for abundance of katherines book coverColin is no ordinary guy for many reasons. He is a child prodigy, makes mathematical equations for relationships, anagrams, EVERYTHING...and has dated 19 girls named Katherine. And they all have dumped him. One day he cracks, so him and his best friend go on a road trip looking for answers. What they don't expect is making friends, and even relationships, while they're there.

I liked this book because I was able to 'see' what it was like in the mind of a prodigy. How he thinks, feels, and deals with all of that.

I would definitely recommend this book, especially to John Green lovers. It is very well written, a page-turner, and will keep you late into the night wanting to know THE question: What happens next?

Mia, 14

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Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Image result for tell me three things book coverJessie Holmes is starting her junior year at a new prep school in LA where the only person she knows is her new stepmother's jerky son. One day she suddenly receives an anonymous email from a person who calls themselves Somebody/Nobody, S/N for short. S/N gives her advice on school and life. She begins to rely on S/N to keep her from falling apart and vice versa.

I really liked this book and I completely recommend it!! I liked it because it was funny, romantic, and a page-turner! I like how even though many of us think we cannot relate to Jessie since her experiences are different (her mother died, her father eloped, she moved from Chicago to LA, and going to prep school), during the story you find that you can relate to her on some level.

I would recommend this book to people that love romantic comedies, sibling rivalry, and fancy prep school people. I hope you read this book and enjoy it as much as I did! ;)

Mia, 14

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