(idea by TheStorySiren)
Click Here (to find out how i survived seventh grade)
by Denise Vega
Erin, an aspiring webmaster, chronicles her humiliations and her increasing autonomy in her "personal, private, no one-will-see-but-me web page"-which becomes public. PW called this "a heartfelt book about a girl becoming her own person."
(My sister found this at our local library for me and I absolutely love it so far! It's so realistic and I can relate to it so well.)
Access Denied (and other eighth grade error messages)
by Denise Vega
Computer whiz Erin Swift is ready to start eighth grade. The Year of Humiliating Events (aka, seventh grade) is behind her and she's ready to rule the school. But eight grade comes with its own set of problems for Erin to navigate, including her first boyfriend, her first break-up, and the fact that her mom has been treating her more like an eight year old than an eighth grader. Even worse, there's a new girl at Molly Brown Middle School who is determined to remake Erin in her bad-girl image, and former crush Mark "Cute Boy" Sacks has been acting strange lately.
But as Erin's school year once against hurdles toward disaster, a personal tragedy forces her to realize that things, and people, aren't always as bad as they seem. Can she save what's left of eighth grade before it's too late?
(Coincidentally, I received the sequel to the top book from a new reviewing program called HipScouts. I just can't wait to read this one! It's kind of funny how these things work out. :)
If you have read and reviewed either of these books, please post a link in the comments. I'd love to read what you have to say about them! I'll definitely leave a comment on the review in turn. :)