Confessions of a So-called Middle Child

Confessions of a So-called Middle Child

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Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child stars the hilariously cheeky reformed bully and tween hacker Charlie Cooper as she tries to ditch her middle-child reputation and make cool friends at her new school in Los Angeles. But being cool isn't as easy as it looks. Charlie has to face down the mean girls and decide between right and wrong once and for all when she learns the terrible truth behind Marta the Farta's bad attitude and loner status. And Charlie has to do it all in outfits meant for the runways! Maria T. Lennon has created a fresh and fun story that brings Mean Girls to the tween level, peppered with snarky asides, major attitude, and advice to spare from Charlie-whether you asked for it or not. Check out an excerpt: Her name was Marta the Farta, and you could see her from space, she was that bad. She had a beard, teeth the color of butter, and a nest of hair that defied gravity and provided homes for small animals; and yes, she loved to fart. But she was also the most talented gymnast I'd ever seen in my life. We're talking Olympics time. So anyway, this is the story of how I changed her life, and yeah, all right, fine, how she changed mine.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 24mm | 259.99g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • International ed.
  • 0062295314
  • 9780062295316
  • 827,476

About Maria T. Lennon

Maria T. Lennon is a graduate of the London School of Economics, a novelist, a screenwriter, and the author of Confessions of a So-called Middle Child. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. Charlie visits frequently.
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241 ratings
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5 31% (75)
4 36% (86)
3 25% (61)
2 4% (10)
1 4% (9)

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Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It took a bit for me to get into it, I think that’s because I am not the target demographic, but once I got about 75 pages in, I could not put it down. This was a good story for young girls. A good lesson to be learned. You can be fashionable and still be nice. You can change from your old ways. You can make a difference. It was fun to watch Charlie’s transformation throughout this book. She should be proud of herself. There were the normal cast of characters – the cliques, the mean girls, the nerds, the outcast. But as with almost all people, you can’t judge a book by its cover. You never know what someone is going through. Marta was a tragic but determined young girl. She was surprising, but somewhat predictable (if you are an older reader). All-in-all, this was a worthy read. And an enjoyable one. Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book to any middle grade girl and their moms. Will I read it again: I probably will, maybe even before my daughter is old enough to read it. I will definitely read the sequel, Watch Out, Hollywood!: More Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child. It is supposed to be released sometime this summer. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)show more
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