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Funny and tender, Well, That Was Awkward goes deep into the heart of middle school, and finds that even with all the heartbreak, there can be explosions of hope and moments of perfect happiness. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
★ Through her protagonist's rollicking commentary, Vail captures the anguish and hilarity at the heart of middle school. --The Horn Book, starred review ★ Vail may be disguised as an adult, but somewhere inside she is hiding a sensitive, confused, hormonal, loving, and intelligent adolescent. Using Cyrano de Bergerac as a model, Vail has created a fast-paced comedy characterizing a teen girl's growing pains on the journey toward womanhood. Bring a tissue (or a pack), and enjoy. --VOYA, starred review ★ As per her usual blend of energy, wit, and genuine emotion, Vail has created a story that is at once delightfully gossipy, playfully ironic, and deeply moving. --BCCB, starred review Heartwarming, funny, and tender . . . Call it cute, call it clever--Vail fluently captures the spirit of today's American middle-schoolers. --Booklist Hilarious and heartfelt. --Kirkus Reviews This tween romance proves that some stories stand the test of time. --School Library Journal Vail skillfully details the politics of middle school, mean girls, first dates, and best friends in this sensitive and funny coming-of-age story. --Publishers Weekly Praise for Rachel Vail's Unfriended Another winner by Rachel Vail. At times laugh-out-loud funny, and other times heartbreaking., Unfriended is the kind of book I wish there were more of: emotionally complex, beautifully written, and impossble to put down. I never wanted it to end. --Meg Cabot Rachel Vail should be required reading for all middle-schoolers. Deft and funny, this tale of the doom and drama of friendships played out in a digital universe is pitch-perfect and sheer fun. --Judy Blundell, author of What I Saw and How I Lied Rachel Vail's ingenious, humorous, and compassionate storytelling brings her six narrators so fully alive that by the end of her book you cannot imagine ever 'unfriending' any of them. --Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Treehouse books With keen insight, Vail reveals the internal struggles with uncertainty and self-doubt that can plague young teens regardless of popularity status. . . With a resolution that is both realistic and hopeful, Vail captures the complexity of middle school social challenges, insightfully addressing the issues of friendships and integrity. --Publishers Weekly Vail has a great ear for dialogue, and her characters. . . are well differentiated and realistic. --VOYA Vail has always had her finger solidly on the pulse of middle-school social dynamics, with an uncanny ear for young teen dialogue and a real empathy for the wide and awkward range of social and physical development that characterize this age . . . Vail's considerable fan base alone would justify multiple-copy purchase plans, but the hot-button topic of cyberbullying will further increase requests. --Booklist A realistic portrayal of middle school life . . . A solid choice that will ignite meaningful discussion. --School Library Journal Vail captures the complexity of middle school social challenges, insightfully addressing the issues of friendships and integrity. --Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- File size : 1474 KB
- Print length : 323 pages
- Publisher : Viking Books for Young Readers (28 February 2017)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B01GDLYRH6
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: 526,352 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Sheila M. Averbuch
One of my daughter's favourite books of the last yearReviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 January 2018
One of my daughter's favourite books of the last year - she's 11 and loves contemporary realistic fiction, the more friends-drama, the better. Got this for Christmas and had devoured it by early January. Main character Gracie sees herself as nothing but a sidekick to her best friend...and also privately suspects she's second-fiddle to her parents, too, who lost a 7-year-old daughter in a road accident before Gracie was born. It's fantastically and authentically written for the young teen reader who knows how it feels when everything that's old and reliable - friendships, family dynamics - starts to change, and there's no stopping it.
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A great book for middle schoolers and upReviewed in the United States on 1 June 2017
It can be hard to find books that really fit kids in middle school--not too young but not too mature--but this is a great book for 11-14 year olds and up. It's witty and fun. I appreciate that it deals with a common real life experience of early romance during these grades (a sudden crush and the behind-the-scenes negotiations that often ensue) but also has a poignant family story line that was really touching. I read it in one sitting.
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I couldn't stop hugging this book!Reviewed in the United States on 6 July 2017
Outstanding! I absolutely adored the main character, Gracie. As a kid, this would have been the sort of book I would have read over and over again. Even as an adult, I remember what it was like to be in middle school and I identify with Gracie. When I finished the book, I couldn't stop hugging it. This is one I will keep and read again. Highly recommend to upper elementary/middle school and even some teen readers.
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Another fantastic book from Rachel VailReviewed in the United States on 3 November 2017
Another fantastic book from Rachel Vail! I'm a longtime fan who started reading her when I was 11 or 12, and who finds her books just as funny, charming, and compellingly honest about life in middle and high school as I did then. This story's riff on Cyrano de Bergerac is so clever—and I love that a girl gets to take on his part—but the unfamiliar will be equally smitten and enchanted. As always, Vail's dialogue is spot-on, and the ending had me in happy tears. Extra fun if you're a New Yorker who's spent any time around Morningside Heights—you'll know every spot this book visits, right down the the pizza place!
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