Award-winning poet Kristine OConnell George, author of several successful picture books, now turns her attention to the middle school experience. The first year brings an array of challenges making new friends, moving from class to class, tests and homework, changing for PE, gossip, school dances, and, of course, budding romance. Short, accessible poems in a variety of forms, but all in a single voicethat of a new middle schoolerevoke the memorable moments of the school year, exploring situations and emotions that will resonate with preteens.
Lively illustrations complement this perceptive, humorous, poignant record of an important transitional year. A collection of poems capture the feelings and experiences of a girl in middle school.