For Anyone Who Has Ever Felt That Boys Were a Different Species... Wildly creative middle-schooler Kara McAllister just had her best idea yet. She's going to take notes on all of the boys in her grade (and a few elsewhere) in order to answer a seemingly simple question: How can she get a boyfriend? But Kara's project turns out to be a lot more complicated than she imagined. Soon there are secrets, lies, and an embarrassing incident in the boy's bathroom. Plus, Kara has to deal with mean girls, her slightly spacey BFF, and some surprising uses for duct tape. Still, if Kara's research leads her to the right boy, everything may just be worth it... Full of charts and graphs, heart and humor, this hilarious debut will resonate with tweens everywhere.
This guide offers discussion points, activities, and writing prompts to help educators use The Boy Project as a classroom read-aloud or as a selection for independent reading. All activities were created in conjunction with relevant content standards in ELA, math, science, social studies, art, and drama, including the Common Core State Standards.