Planet Middle School

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

For twelve years, Joylin Johnson’s 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 isn’t 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  - Melina_Hiatt_Easter - LibraryThing

This novel told in verse centers around a girl who very much enjoys the sport of basketball. However, as puberty hits she begins to notice boys and wanting to change herself into a more feminine girl ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alicia - Goodreads

Poor Joy... Just when she has a handle on all things Joy... her body changes - her friends change - and boys become BOYS! Cute quick read... sweet story in prose. 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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About the author (2011)

Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include ALA Notable book, What is Goodbye?, the novels Jazmin's Notebook, Dark Sons, and The Road to Paris (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books). Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California.

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