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How to Survive Middle School

How to Survive Middle School

by Donna Gephart

It's all about being funny in this appealing, savvy novel that feels like a story your best friend might tell you. David is only 11 years old, but he dreams of becoming a TV superstar like his idol, Jon Stewart. He spends his free time making wacky videos with his beloved hamster, Hammy, and posting them on YouTube. Then Sophie, the new girl, starts sending out links to David's videos, and David becomes an Internet superstar; his videos are even going to be on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart!

Fame is great and all, but in real life, David's still dealing with a runaway mom, a school bully, a girl-crazy best friend, and more problems. Can he figure out a way to handle it all?

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor

About the Author

Donna Gephart Donna Gephart's first novel, "As If Being 12¾ Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President!" won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award. Her new novel, "How to Survive Middle School, received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal. "Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen," about a girl determined to get on the TV quiz show Jeopardy!, recently sold to Delacorte Press/Random House.

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