SEVENTH-GRADE WEIRDO by Lee Wardlaw

SEVENTH-GRADE WEIRDO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Christopher (""Rob"") Robin's opinion of his family is low; he cringes at things (e.g., a precocious little sister) that most readers his age would find minor, especially compared to other junior-high humiliations; and he mightily exaggerates his troubles with a hulking eighth-grade bully and with his inability to return, without incident, the obvious interest of an older, female student. No matter. His narration as the oldest child of a surfer-dude father and a children's book mail-order business mother zings along, carrying readers through ordeals from which he sallies forth, ultimately, with admirable ease. As a result of his telling off his sister Winnie--who impersonates characters from the books she's reading--she invents a game that's about to make her a millionaire. Meanwhile, Rob stands up to the bully and starts believing in happily-ever-afters. Scanty on plot, and not for the mentally overcompensated, but very funny.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 1440182639
Page count: 176pp
Publisher: Scholastic