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Grimes, Nikki.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2011
IL 3-6, RL 3.8
ISBN 1599902842
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Middle School can be like an alien planet, and Joylin is struggling to find her true self as life around her keeps changing.  Having grown up as a tomboy who lived to play basketball with the guys, Joy is finding her changing body and new interest in boys difficult to understand.  When her best friend almost dies, she has to decide what matters most in life.  Read Planet Middle School, which is written in free verse, and see for yourself whether Joy can find a balance and come to like herself for who she really is.  (Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Awards Program Booktalks 2012-2013)
SUBJECTS:     Novels in verse.
                        Coming of age -- Fiction.
                        Basketball -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Middle schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.

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