Summary á eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Svetlana ChmakovaE the long process of creating a single panel Seven Days, Seven Dinners for a graphic novel a labor of loveor which this talented author is uite suited She offers kids a vision of how she
does what she does in a way that is positive and exudes enthusiasm and respect orwhat she does in a way that is positive and exudes enthusiasm and respect or craft Congratulations to the author on the birth of her baby 45 Stars I Ordered stars I ordered months ago and then If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas forgot about it until I got the notice that it had shipped Though I love all of Svetlana Chmakova s work my interest pales beside that of my daughter whose mild reading disability translates to her being comfortable with audiobooks and graphic novels So I left it on her computer and texted her at work to say she had a surpriseand her reaction was gratifyingThis series is brilliant in how it captures the middle school experience When I read Awkward I initially thought the attitudes and relationships were too matureor middle schoolers And then I started remembering my own middle school experience I d blocked it out or being a traumatic period of confusion growing awareness of boys being bullied and basically not knowing who I was or what I wanted to be And Chmakova gets thatIn Crush the story is about Jorge s crush on Jazmine but it goes so much urther than that into issues of body autonomy and going along with the crowd and the horrors of gossip And all of it is done in a way that avoids being a lecture which would kill the story dead It s also a story about Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, friendship andorgiveness Jorge is eminently lovable not just or being big and conscious of using his size to protect others but because he has a clear grasp of right and wrong and never ails to act accordingly If this was a didactic story I d say he s the perfect role model but it s not and Jorge is simply the person he iswho happens to be someone any kid struggling to White Water find his place in the world might look up toI continue to lookorward to volumes in this delightful series My The Slave Dancer favorite in the series soar I heart Jorg. When he crosses paths with a certain girl But when the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift will Jorge be able to balance what his riends expect of him versus what he actually wan. Nly very lightly related None
Of Them Rely On Anythem rely on any the others so they can easily be read in any order I do highly recommend reading them all in whatever order you chooseChmakova knocked this one out of the park too Which is no surprise Again the characters airly leap off the page and the story is so well told that it takes
You Back To Those Middle School Years And The Rapidback to "those middle school years and the rapid changes and drama and "middle school years and the rapid changes and drama and and joy inherent in them As with any great storyteller she does so in a way that evokes that age with sympathy and honesty I really enjoyed the layers to this story and seeing Jorge struggle with being a good person even in the Sleep with the Fishes face of bad events I liked his uiet calm that masked his occasional panic and I liked his willingness toind the best in others when he couldAnd I think I ll leave it with that As the title implies the story is largely about Jorge s crush on a girl And Chmakova does such a The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History fine job with that as the lead while exploring other aspects ofriendship as well And again her art just blows me away with its evocative ine detail adding that extra meaning to a story already well told I just re read my review of Awkward and many of the same sentiments abound with this the third in the series The artwork is outstanding the charming story is relatable and had my eleven year old not swiped this rom me before I read it I d have known she would love it This is middle school done well Everything is accounted A World on Fire for cliues athletics clubs the obligatory school dance bullies shy kids kids longing to be in the it crowd loyalriends bad decisions gossip drama and of course crushes The addition of strong Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life female characters who stand upor themselves and others texting intentional misrepresentation of others online and body autonomy make current this timeless story Add in a lovable main character with the gift of charity and orgiveness and this is a winner amongst current middle schoolersThe last ew pages give a peek insid. L together He's big enough that nobody really messes with him but he's also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid reliable group of 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate friends The only time he ever reallyeels off his game is. ,
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Win And Have To Resort To Verbal Abuse And Insultsand have to resort to verbal abuse and insults my ield GET OFF MY FIELD Middle school to resort to verbal abuse and insults my The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece field GET OFF MY FIELD Middle school hard Being a new teenager is hard But this is easy An easy to read easy to understand graphic novel that covers a lot of issues Boys girls non binary one mention extroverts and shy kids sports jocks and bookish nerds big guys and little kids popular kids and loners pale medium dark kids blondes brunettes redheads headscarf And namesrom around the globe Jorge Ruiz our hero Olivia Liv Jorge s best The New Job Security friend Jazmine Duong shy uiet and Jorge sirst crush Zeke Garrett James and a host of others including Mrs Rashad Mrs Rashad is also the sports coach and the one who made the earlier remark about GET OFF MY FIELDKids bounce around the hallways open lockers eat lunch together or alone and most importantly occasionally bully each other Jorge is a big kid and he doesn t like bullying When he calls it out the kids call him the Sheriff It s a joke but
his interventions workWhen he meets Jazmine he is surprised to ind himselfinterventions workWhen he meets Jazmine he is surprised to ind himself tied and blushing You can guess where the story goes It s a long book so I ll just copy a The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis few excerpts here to give you an idea I m not spoiling anything by saying it has a happy ending but you probablyigured as much eh Thanks to NetGalley and Yen Press The Jumbee for the preview copyrom which I ve pinched the pictures Jorge the Sheriff breaks up boys ganging up on a smaller boyJorge shoots hoops and says that sports is simpler than middle schoolCoach Mrs Rashad reads the kids the riot act about verbal abuseJorge realises he s got a crush and gets so To Helvetica and Back flustered he misses a passed ballGarrett explains to Jorge he hangs out with another guy so he can be part of the in crowdMrs Rashad makes sure the kids understand that they are in charge of their bodiesJorge is upset because someone hacked his social media account and made nasty remarks aboutriends This is third in a series that is Following the overwhelming success of AWKWARD and BRAVE Svetlana Chmakova's award winning Berrybrook Middle School series continues with its next installment CRUSHJorge seems to have it al.