Planet Middle School

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Sep 13, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
29 Reviews

For twelve years, Joylin Johnsonís life has been just fine, thank you very much. A game of basketball with the boys-especially her friend Jake-was all it took to put a smile on her face. Baggy jeans, T-shirt, and hair in a ponytail were easy choices. Then suddenly the world seemed to turn upside down, and everything changed at once. Her best girl friend is now flirting with her best guy friend. Her clothes seem all wrong. Jake is acting weird, and basketball isnít the same. And worst of all, there is this guy, Santiago, who appears from . . . where? What lengths will Joy go to-and whom will she become-to attract his attention?

In short poems that perfectly capture the crazy feelings of adolescence and first crushes, award-winning author Nikki Grimes has crafted a delightful, often hilarious, hearttugging story.

  

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User Review  - Shannan Hicks - Goodreads

I absolutely loved this book. A great read for middle grade readers, especially reluctant readers. Grimes' narrative prose style makes this a quick easy read. Read full review

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User Review  - Chalida - Goodreads

Sweet story of a girl, Joylin, going through puberty and not fulfilling gender expectations. Love the cover and Joylin's character. Written in verse, so this would be a good read for a struggling reader as well. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
15
Section 3
19
Section 4
24
Section 5
30
Section 6
33
Section 7
52
Section 8
55
Section 14
121
Section 15
122
Section 16
127
Section 17
129
Section 18
131
Section 19
142
Section 20
144
Section 21
146

Section 9
82
Section 10
90
Section 11
91
Section 12
113
Section 13
119
Section 22
147
Section 23
153
Section 24
154
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NIKKI GRIMES is the author of many highly acclaimed books for young readers, including the bestseller Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope; and the Coretta Scott King honor books Jazminís Notebook, Dark Sons, and The Road to Paris.


www.nikkigrimes.com

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