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The Middle School Survival Guide

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The Middle School Survival Guide

How to Survive from the Day Elementary School Ends until the Second High School Begins

By Arlene Erlbach; Helen Flook (Illustrator)

Walker Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802788528, 160pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2003


The only survival guide a middle school kid will ever need.

It can be the best of times. It can be the worst of times, too. Middle school happens at that tumultuous time in life when one's not a teenager and not a little kid. Middle school means being a middle-aged kid. Expectations from teachers, parents, friends, siblings can all change dramatically, causing worry and concern even for the most laid-back student.

"The Middle School Survival Guide" covers every issue, inside school and out, from the most trivial concerns to the most serious issues that middle school students face today. Arlene Erlbach has assembled a teen advisory
board of 200 kids between fifth and tenth grade who give advice about topics from cracking a locker combination, to dealing with multiple teachers, to sex and dating.