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Well, That Was Awkward Paperback – 30 April 2018

4.5 out of 5 stars 58 ratings

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  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0147513987
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0147513984
  • Dimensions : 2.54 x 13.72 x 20.83 cm
  • Publisher : Puffin; 1st edition (30 April 2018)
  • Reading level : 10 - 14 years
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58 ratings

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★ 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

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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my daughter's favourite books of the last year
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