Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff

It looks like a scrapbook of refrigerator notes, journal entries and instant messaging, but Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf tells an intricate story of friendship, a delinquent sibling and Ginny Davis’s middle school angst all liberally dosed with humour. There’s a supportive grandpa who springs for riding lessons, a new step-dad bringing new routines and a boy named Brian Bukvic who leaves Ginny notes on toilet paper squares.

Written by Jennifer L. Holm and illustrated by Elicia Castaldi (with a few comic illustrations by Matthew Holm), this unique book offers perspicacious seventh grade thought to all.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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1 Response to Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff

  1. Brendon H says:

    I like this great blog post.

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