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Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf

Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf

by Jennifer L. Holm Illustrated by Elicia Castaldi
A Delightful, One-of-a-Kind Read! This unique and poignant book uses images of all kinds of "stuff" to chronicle one girl's difficult school year. Ginny has big plans for seventh grade, but everything seems to be going wrong. She's dealing with a brand-new stepfather and a troublemaking brother — and she just lost the lead role in The Nutcracker to her ex-BFF. From her stint in detention (for throwing frogs in class) to her disastrous 13th birthday party, Ginny's life is revealed through instant messages, newspaper clippings, school assignments, notes, to-do lists, recipes, cartoons, and more everyday items, all pieced together in colorful collages.
Two-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm and multimedia artist Elicia Castaldi used real experiences and things they saved from their own middle-school years to perfectly capture seventh-grade life!
Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
DRA
60
Guided Reading
X
Genre
Comedy and Humor, Comic Books and Graphic Novels

About the Author and Illustrator

Jennifer L. Holm Jennifer L. Holm is the New York Times bestselling and three-time Newbery Honor Winning author of multiple novels for young readers. With her brother Matthew, Jennifer created the graphic novel series Babymouse and Squish. She lives in California.
Elicia Castaldi

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