Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf

Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf

A Year Told Through Stuff

By Jennifer L. Holm; Elicia Castaldi (Illustrator)

Ginee Seo Books, Hardcover, 9780689852817, 128pp.

Publication Date: July 24, 2007

Ginny has ten items on her big to-do list for seventh grade. None of them, however, include accidentally turning her hair pink. Or getting sent to detention for throwing frogs in class. Or losing the lead role in the ballet recital to her ex-best friend. Or the thousand other things that can go wrong between September and June. But it looks like it's shaping up to be that kind of a year Here's the story of one girl's worst school year ever -- told completely 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.