Stuck in the Middle (of Middle School)
A Novel in Doodles
By Karen Romano Young
(Feiwel & Friends, Hardcover, 9780312555962, 112pp.)
Publication Date: March 19, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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In Stuck in the Middle (of Middle School) by Karen Romano Young, Doreen and her family had to move because of her once she got kicked out of school. She’s vowed to make her new middle school work for her, but it’s still a challenge, given her ADHD, her younger sister’s growing popularity, and tensions between her parents, as they all adjust to a new city and new jobs. Add to that a lot of homework, a talent show, and her first [gulp!] school dance, and you’ll agree that Doreen needs to work extra hard to stay focused. Good thing she has her doodle-journal!
Karen Romano Young's first novel-in-doodles, Doodlebug, was praised as “Engaging, original…charming and thoughtful,” by Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. She is also the author of over a dozen books for children. She lives in Bethel, Connecticut, with her family.
Praise for Stuck in the Middle (of Middle School):
“For kids wanting more books like Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.” —School Library Journal
“A finely crafted work . . . the format might recall a certain wimpy kid, but the content is better compared to the middle-grade novels of Kate Klise.” —Booklist