Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick by Jennifer L. Holm
Ginny Davis's Year In Stuff

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Part graphic novel, part scrapbook and altogether original—New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Holm's Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick is just right for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries and Babymouse!
Ginny has big plans for eighth grade. She's going to try out for cheerleading, join Virtual Vampire Vixens, and maybe even fall in love. But middle school is more of a roller-coaster ride than Ginny could have ever predicted. Her family has just moved into a fancy new house when Ginny's stepdad loses his job. (Can worrying about money make you sick?). Ginny's big brother keeps getting into trouble. And there's a new baby on the way. (Living proof that Ginny's mom and stepdad are having sex. Just what she needs.) Filled with Post-its, journal entries, grocery lists, hand-drawn comic strips, report cards, IMs, notes, and more, Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick is the sometimes poignant, often hilarious, always relatable look at a year in the life of one girl, told entirely through her stuff.

About Jennifer L. Holm

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Brother-and-sister team MATTHEW HOLM and JENNIFER L. HOLM have never run for office, although Jennifer has had breakfast at the White House (She's sorry about the orange juice incident. She hopes the tablecloth wasn't historically significant). Today, Jennifer is the New York Times bestselling author of several highly acclaimed novels, including three Newbery Honor-winners, Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise. Matthew Holm is a graphic designer and freelance writer. To find out more, visit Babymouse.com.
Published August 7, 2012 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 128 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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This convincing sequel to Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf (2007) starts on a high as the Davis-Wrights move to a large new house, and Ginny makes the cheerleading squad.

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City Book Review

Ginny’s story is remarkably easy to follow, even though some details are hidden in discussion group pages or among the comments section of a medical page.

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Common Sense Media

It portrays several months in Ginny's eighth-grade life, cleverly revealing details about her and her family through the same scrapbook-style Holm used in used in Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf, which chronicled Ginny's year in seventh grade.

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During the course of her eighth grade year, Ginny (whose seventh grade year was presented in Middle School is Worse Than Meat Loaf) deals with moving to a new home, becoming accustomed to her new stepdad, welcoming the birth of a baby half-brother, the arrest of her older brother for credit card ...

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