Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Book Review-The Girls' Life Ultimate Guide to Surviving Middle School from the Creators of Girl's Life Magazine

Published by Scholastic
Released April 1st, 2010
3 Stars- Good Read
The Inside Scoop every middle school girl needs to know!

Middle school is fun-and challenging. The Girls' Life Ultimate Guide to Surviving Middle School has the essential info you want on:
* What to expect on the first day
* Making new friends and having fun with clubs, teams and extracurrics.
* Getting great grades.... while still having a life
* And, of course, dealing with guy drama!

This book has all the tips and tricks you need to make your middle school years amazing! We promise! (from back cover)

This was a great book that I will definitely recommend to some friends I have, who's girls are starting middle school. It's full of great tips, and advice from those in middle school or former middle schoolers from everything about your first day, to friends, boys, classes, sports and more. As I read it, I remembered some of the same fears and feelings I had starting middle school.

I really like that the book expresses the importance of just being yourself. I think that is a very valuable thing for preteens and teenagers to remember. This book covers everything you need to know about middle school, without over doing it. There's just enough information to cover the concerns a new middle schooler would have and how to relax and enjoy the middle school journey. I think this will be a great tool for parents in talking to their daughters more about their fears and hopes in starting middle school.


  1. This sounds like a great book for those tough years! Middle School can be such a difficult transition, and we need all the help we can get! =)

    I recently came across a great book for tweens written by a ten year old named Natalie Tinti. It's called Sewing a Friendship and it revolves around themes of 'fitting in', loving yourself, acceptance, non-judgment of others, etc. I think the reason I found it so inspiring was the age of the author. I'm sure any tween girl who reads this book will get a sense that if the author can write and get a book published, then I can do anything too! It's really wonderful and the author's illustrations are excellent. I highly recommend it.

    Thanks again for the above recommendation. I will certainly pass it along!

  2. Hi Molly,

    Middle school can definitely be a tough transition. I think this book will really help those entering middle school. Thank you for the book recommendation.

  3. Is there a guide for worry wart parents when our daughters start middle school??? Ha! Seriously, this looks cute! Thanks for the review and recommendation!

  4. I can hardly wait when my now 1st grader is old enough to read this book. Great review!

  5. I wish there was Chandra. My son starts elementary school in the fall and I'm freaking out.

  6. I start Middle School in the Fall. I might have to ask my mom to buy this book for me.



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