Sunday, April 19, 2009

Can You Get an F in Lunch? by Nancy Krulik

Title: Can You Get an F in Lunch?
Author: Nancy Krulik
Series: How I Survived Middle School #1
ISBN-10: 0439025559
Pages: 104
Year Published: 2006
Genre: Children's Fiction (Series)
Date Finished: April 19

From the back cover: After spending the night studying the Joyce Kilmer Middle School Handbook, Jenny McAfee feels totally prepared to start sixth grade. But Jenny has another reason to feel confident. She'll have her best friend, Addie Wilson, right there by her side.

When Jenny and Addie meet at their lockers the next morning, Jenny finds out that Addie has other plans--and they don't include her. Could Addie really be ditching her for The Pops--the coolest seventh graders in the school?

My thoughts: I've been looking for books to read for the Young Reader's Challenge. While browsing in the library, I saw
and thought it was such a cute cover. While checking out, I noticed it was the fifth book in the series and returned to the catalog to find the first book.

Remember being nervous to start middle school? Actually, when I was in 6th grade, it was still considered elementary school. Seventh and 8th grade were considered middle school (or junior high as we called it. Am I dating myself here?) Anyway, Jenny McAfee is nervous on her first day and the only thing she is looking forward to is seeing her best friend Addie. You see, Jenny spent her entire summer vacation at camp and did not see or talk to Addie while she was away. While she was gone, things changed. Including her BFF.

Jenny quickly learns Addie has ditched her for new friends aka "The Pops". These are the popular kids in school and Jenny longs to be one so that she can maintain her friendship with Addie. Jenny realizes that being popular isn't quite as glamorous as it seems. Addie has changed so much, that Jenny cannot believe they were once best friends.

Join Jenny as she tries to accept the loss of her friend and meet brand new ones. And oh. . .as she attempts to survive middle school.


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