Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick

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Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick

Ginny Davis's Year in Stuff

By Jennifer L. Holm; Elicia Castaldi (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375868511, 121pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2012


Part graphic novel, part scrapbook and altogether original—New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Holm's Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick is just right for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries and Babymouse!
Ginny has big plans for eighth grade. She's going to try out for cheerleading, join Virtual Vampire Vixens, and maybe even fall in love. But middle school is more of a roller-coaster ride than Ginny could have ever predicted. Her family has just moved into a fancy new house when Ginny's stepdad loses his job. (Can worrying about money make you sick?). Ginny's big brother keeps getting into trouble. And there's a new baby on the way. (Living proof that Ginny's mom and stepdad are having sex. Just what she needs.) Filled with Post-its, journal entries, grocery lists, hand-drawn comic strips, report cards, IMs, notes, and more, Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick is the sometimes poignant, often hilarious, always relatable look at a year in the life of one girl, told entirely through her stuff.

About the Author
Jennifer L. Holm is the author of the Newbery Honor Book Our Only May Amelia and the contemporary young adult thriller, The Creek, as well as the other books of the Boston Jane trilogy: Boston Jane: An Adventure and Boston Jane: Wilderness Days. She lives with her husband and son and cat in the wilds of Maryland.

Award-winning illustrator and author Elicia Castaldi was born in Providence, Rhode Island and has loved making art since for as long as she can remember. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, she spent nearly a decade in New York City. She now splits her time between New York and Los Angeles. Elicia's books include "Eighth Grade is Making Me Sick "and "Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf", both written by Jennifer L. Holm, and "Miss Polly has a Dolly". Elicia's artwork has been praised as having a quirky profoundness, and she never goes a day without being inspired.