Click Here: To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade

Summary:

Seventh grader Erin Swift narrates the story of her life, beginning with the pre-teen angst of learning that she and her best friend Jilly will be on different tracks for the school year. As Erin discovers, life has plenty of learning in store for her.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The author masters the esprit de corps of today’s middle school environment, complete with embarrassing moments of self-revelation, awkward almost kisses, and love-sick nerds who leave bad poetry in other people’s lockers. She equally captures the timeless essence of pubescent moodiness. She portrays good-natured adults such as the Intranet Club’s leading teacher and the janitor who divvies out lollipops and lessons to Erin along the way.

Content Awareness Factors:

Ms. Vega depicts a rather mature (and at times unbelievable) Erin Swift. Still, her book is so enjoyable that the reader will forgive her for it.


Young Reader Reaction

None offered by this reviewer.

Parent Reaction

The reader will recognize her own 12-year-old self in this book, reminding us of the pain we went through growing up. Denise Vega is to today’s teens what Judy Blume was to the teens of the 1970s and 1980s. The only difference is the question Erin asks: “Are you there blog? It’s me, Erin.”

Type of Book:
This is an advanced reader chapter book about growing up and life's changes.
Educational Themes:

This is, at its core, about the speed bumps and changes we each face growing up.

Reading Level:
4.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 to 12
Age of child:
na
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow or buy! It is a funny, can't-put-it-down read.

Title Click Here: To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade
Author Denise Vega
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers © 2005
ISBN 0316985600
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.99
Genres School, Coming Of Age, Contemporary Fiction
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