Planet Middle School
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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Review: Planet Middle SchoolUser 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
Review: Planet Middle SchoolUser 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