Here is another junior high book that I just loved! Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of A Tree by Lauren Tarshis was a wonderful story of seventh grader, Emma Jean Lazarus. This story made me fall in love with eccentric Emma Jean - life has dealt her some ugly blows - and you can almost understand why she seems a bit unable to enjoy life like most young teens. She is also determined to help others - at any cost - and she is coming to learn that sometimes her "helping" can actually cause some even worse situations. This book would make a wonderful read aloud for upper elementary or early Junior High ages - I am sure they would see some similarities in the social structure at their own school! THEN we can only hope that Tarshis has another great novel on the way!!!
Review by Becky Bilby, regular contributor