Confessions of A So-called Middle Child

Confessions of A So-called Middle Child

Book - 2014
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Meet Charlie C. Cooper, reformed bully, misguided fashionista, and so-called middle child! Fans of Louise Rennison, Harriet the Spy, and Mean Girls will cheer when they meet her. This fresh tween coming-of-age story is an honest look at bullying and the obstacles of middle school from talented screenwriter Maria T. Lennon. Extras in the back of the paperback offer tidbits about famous middle children (including Abraham Lincoln and Madonna) and a special interview with heroine Charlie herself.

Both seriously funny and poignant, this story follows the hilarious Charlie as she tries to fit in at her new school in Los Angeles. As a middle child, she knows what it feels like to be overlooked. To get attention, she resorts to becoming a prankster, which leads to big trouble. So her therapist gives her a seventh-grade mission--she must turn over a new leaf, find the most bullied girl at her school ("Marta the Farta"), and become her friend.

Charlie faces down the mean girls and decides between right and wrong once and for all. And she does it all in turquoise Doc Martens boots! As Charlie learns to help Marta, she uncovers the meaning of true friendship and impresses new crush Bobby along the way.

Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780062126917
Characteristics: 278, 8 pages ;,20 cm.


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Feb 15, 2018

There’s a lot of birth order stereotyping in the two books. They’re not necessarily true for everyone, but overall I loved this book! The narrator is/was a bully. She had insecurities but becomes a hero by the end of the second book. It shows the good side of her, that she’s somehow good on the inside... it’s just that she seemed too people pleasing and cared too much about popularity at school. At the very end, the most bullied girl changes her life and viewpoint.

Jul 30, 2016

Learn how you could become a better and improved person !! :D Funny book alright !! ;)

Apr 11, 2014

does this book get any better a few chapters in an I cannot stand the main character.

Feb 20, 2014

so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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Jul 30, 2016

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