This post is dedicated to Kashyia – I think this might be a book you enjoy.
Planet Middle School is a great book for 7th & 8th grade girls. It’s written in a series of poems (novel in verse) and is a quick read. You can finish this book in a day, no problem! This would be a great read during POWER time at O’Neill.
I was drawn to this book because it is written by Nikki Grimes and it’s a novel in verse. (Yes, I am obsessed with novels in verse) I read Bronx Masquerade last year and I had to see if this book was just as good. Well, it is!
Joylin was a tomboy who always hung out with the boys and wanted to shoot hoops. Middle school brings some changes for Joylin. All of a sudden she starts noticing cute boys, makeup, and new feelings. With all these new experiences, Joylin is trying to figure out who she really is.