Stuck in the Middle by Karen Romano Young
(of Middle School): A Novel in Doodles

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She doesn't just love doodling, she needs it. . . .

In Stuck in the Middle (of Middle School) by Karen Romano Young, moving is tough. Being the new kid in school is even tougher. But the hardest thing of all about the move that Doreen "Dodo" Bussey's family is making is that she suspects it might be because of her. She got into trouble at her last school.

On the drive to their new home, her mother gives Dodo a blank notebook, which she uses to chronicle the move, the first days in a new city, and the ups and downs of starting a new school and making new friends. In the process, she reinvents herself as the Doodlebug. Her little sister seems to adjust to everything so easily--why is it so hard for Dodo?


About Karen Romano Young

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Karen Romano Young's first novel-in-doodles, Doodlebug, was praised as "Engaging, original...charming and thoughtful," by Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. She is also the author of over a dozen books for children. She lives in Bethel, Connecticut, with her family. Visit her online at
Published March 19, 2013 by Feiwel & Friends. 112 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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