Crush Berrybrook Middle School #3 E–book/E–pub

Crush Berrybrook Middle School #3It This is middle school done well Everything is accounted or cliues athletics clubs the obligatory school dance bullies shy kids kids longing to be in the it crowd loyal Design the Life You Love: A Guide to Thinking About Your Life Playfully and with Optimism friends bad decisions gossip drama and of course crushes The addition of strongemale characters who stand up or themselves and others texting intentional misrepresentation of others online and body autonomy make current this timeless story Add in "a lovable main character with the gift of charity and orgiveness and this is a winner amongst current middle schoolersThe "lovable main character with the gift of charity and After You Drop Them Off: A Parent's Guide to Student Ministry forgiveness and this is a winner amongst current middle schoolersTheew pages give a peek inside the long Process Of Creating A Single of creating a single or a graphic novel a labor of love Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes for which this talented author is uite suited She offers kids a vision of how she does what she does in a way that is positive and exudes enthusiasm and respector the craft Congratulations to the author on the birth of her baby 45 stars I love this series and want to gift it to every kid I know startingin middle school end reviewNo but seriously I love the story lines the a 35 If you can t use your sports skills to win and have to resort to verbal abuse and insults on my ield GET OFF MY FIELD Middle school is hard Being a new teenager is hard But this is easy An easy to read easy to understand graphic novel that covers a lot of issues Boys girls non binary one mention extroverts and shy kids sports jocks and bookish nerds big guys and little kids popular kids and loners pale medium dark kids blondes brunettes redheads headscarf And names rom around the globe Jorge Ruiz our hero Olivia Liv Jorge s best riend Jazmine Duong shy uiet and Jorge s irst crush Zeke Garrett James and a host of others including Mrs Rashad Mrs Rashad is also the sports coach and the one who made the earlier remark about GET OFF MY FIELDKids bounce around the hallways open lockers eat lunch together or alone and most importantly occasionally bully each other Jorge is a big kid and he doesn t like bullying When he calls it out the kids call him the Sheriff It s a joke but his interventions workWhen he meets Jazmine he is surprised to ind himself tongue tied and blushing You can guess where the story goes It s a surprised to ind himself tongue tied and blushing You can guess where the story goes It s a book so I ll just copy a ew excerpts here to give you an idea I m not spoiling anything by saying it has a happy ending but you probably igured as much eh Thanks to NetGalley and Yen Press Seven Days, Seven Dinners for the preview copyrom which I ve pinched the pictures Jorge the Sheriff breaks up boys ganging up on a smaller boyJorge shoots hoops and says that sports is simpler than middle schoolCoach Mrs Rashad reads the kids the riot act about verbal abuseJorge realises he s got a crush and gets so A Northern Light flustered he misses a passed ballGarrett explains to Jorge he hangs out with another guy so he can be part of the in crowdMrs Rashad makes sure the kids understand that they are in charge of their bodiesJorge is upset because someone hacked his social media account and made nasty remarks aboutriends Having a crush is so hard and is is doubly hard If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas for Jorge espe. L together He's big enough that nobody really messes with him but he's also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid reliable group ofriends The only time he ever really eels off his game is. This is third in a series that Is Only Very Lightly Related None Of only very lightly related None of rely on any of the others so they can easily be read in any order I do highly recommend reading them all in whatever order you chooseChmakova knocked this one out of the park too Which is no surprise Again the characters airly leap off the page and the story is so well told that it takes you back to those middle school years and the rapid Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, fire changes and drama and pain and joy inherent in them As with any great storyteller she does so in a way that evokes that age with sympathy and honesty I really enjoyed the layers to this story and seeing Jorge struggle with being a good person even in theace of bad events I liked his uiet calm that masked his occasional panic and I liked his willingness to ind the best in others when he couldAnd I think I ll leave it with that As the title implies the story is largely about Jorge s crush on a girl And Chmakova does such a ine job with that as the lead while exploring other aspects of White Water friendship as well And again her art just blows me away with its evocativeine detail adding that extra meaning to a story already well told I SO needed this as a palate cleanse after the last two horrific 1 star graphic novels I just read This book is cute and sweet and everything I needed right now I read the teaser handed out at ALA Annual 2018 and knew that I had to get my hands on the entire thing I was right it was so awesome I didn t realize this was the third in a series so now I have two other books to look The Slave Dancer forward to yayThis is a contemporary storyrom the POV of Jorge a large middle schooler with two BFFs Olivia and Russell It is their story of how they dealt with middle school classes teachers Special Agent fellow students gossip crushes etc Jorge and Olivia were myavs though the gym teacher was AWESOME Russell was a bit of an idiot and I didn t like him but he was true to a less self assured pre teen in middle school so I can t hate on him Just hate his initial behavior He does grow and learn so all is not lost This book would be great Sleep with the Fishes for the middle school years and maybe a younger precocious reader and upwards Highly recommended 5 shiny love Jorge and Olivia starsMy thanks to NetGalley and Yen PressJYor an eARC copy of this book to read and review My The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History favorite in the series soar I heart Jorge Breaking my no star rule or this oneI absolutely loved this one just like I LOVED the other two all ollowing deprecate characters and this are standalone novelsI whizzed through it and I blushed and A World on Fire felt all the cuteeelsThis really "feels an awful lot like a middle grade Degrassi The best parts of Degrassi but or middle school kids "an awful lot like a middle grade Degrassi The best parts of degrassi but or middle school kids of Degrassi but or middle school kids not not reach the boiling point or go THEREhaha but it definitely hits the spot I just re read my review of Awkward and many of the same sentiments abound with this the third in the series The artwork is outstanding the charming story is relatable and had my eleven year old not swiped this rom me before I read it I d have known she would love. Following the overwhelming success of AWKWARD and BRAVE Svetlana Chmakova's award winning Berrybrook Middle School series continues with its next installment CRUSHJorge seems to have it al. Cially since the girl he has the crush on has a boyfriendWe met Jorge in earlier books in this series but it is not necessary to read the other books as each of them are self contained Awkward and Brave build on each other but you can pick any of the three books up and have a wonderful time seeing the drama that is middle schoolThere are the mean boys rather than mean girls in this story which is a refreshing change But the mean boys really are just as bad as any mean girls and the things they do to Jorge as a revenge are very mean spiritedThe dialogue is The Oxford New Greek Dictionary fun Theeelings are very raw and real and the characters are typical middle grade kids who like to play video games instead of studying and who The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece forget their homework and other charms of going to schoolBelow are some sample panels of Jorge not knowing what to do or say when he is by his crushLove this series and can hardly waitor me to get a physical copy of this book and then hopefully await the next book in the seriesThanks to Netgalley The New Job Security for making this book availableor an honest reveiw I ordered this months ago and then orgot about it until I got the notice that it had shipped Though I love all of Svetlana Chmakova s work my interest pales beside got the notice that it had shipped Though I love all of Svetlana Chmakova s work my interest pales beside of my daughter whose mild reading disability translates to her being comfortable with audiobooks and graphic novels So I left it on her computer and texted her at work to say she had a surpriseand her reaction was gratifyingThis series is brilliant in how it captures the middle school experience When I read Awkward I initially thought the attitudes and relationships were too mature The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis for middle schoolers And then I started remembering my own middle school experience I d blocked it outor being a traumatic period of confusion growing awareness of boys being bullied and basically not knowing who I was or what I wanted to be And Chmakova gets thatIn Crush the story is about Jorge s crush on Jazmine but it goes so much "further than that into issues of body autonomy and going along with the crowd and the horrors of gossip And "than that into issues of body autonomy and going along with the crowd and the horrors of gossip And of it is done in a way that avoids being a lecture which would kill the story dead It s also a story about The Jumbee friendship andorgiveness Jorge is eminently lovable not just To Helvetica and Back for being big and conscious of using his size to protect others but because he has a clear grasp of right and wrong and neverails to act accordingly If this was a didactic story I d say he s the perfect role model but it s not and Jorge is simply the person he iswho happens to be someone any kid struggling to Simple Art of Greatness find his place in the world might look up toI continue to lookorward to volumes in this delightful series I absolutely can t look at my previous review without cringing HARD so I deleted it But this was so SO cute Imma need to reread this normally but Svetlana Chmakova yet again does not disappoint Whenever I go to some store where there s books mostly Target I pick this up I m currently at page 186 and it s SO CUTE GUYS I WISHED IN Brave TO SEE JORGE MORENOW LOOK AT THIS AR. When he crosses paths with a certain girl But when the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift will Jorge be able to balance what his Where the Heart Waits friends expect of him versus what he actually wan.