The Complete Idiots Guide to Buying Foreclosures iNe s Day dance they should not have held a dance for Valentine s Day Come on REALLY This makes no logical sense Thirdly the mom who complaineds the parent to one of the main character s Victoria Victoria Asian Bites is a new student who starts school after winter break She has a difficult time making friends and keeps trying to befriend the other three main characters Gabby Cecily and Prianka She emails texts and I assume she tries to talk to them at school but the girls politelygnore her Normally Perfect in this case I would think one would say to themselves Hey maybe I should try making friends with someone else someone who will talk to me and text me back not Hey these girls obviously don t want to be my friend maybe I should keep trying to be friends with only them Granted because of the format of the book we are unable to knowf she s trying to make friends with other people but still Due to the girls gnoring Victoria and the fact that she Avengers is notnvited to another student s party which The Princess and the Goblin is not the girls fault her mom also the aforementioned mother complains to the school that the girls are being mean bygnoring her Again we don t get the behind the scenes so American Prince its unclear The Devouring (The Devouring, if thiss the case but from the content n the book they don t seem mean at all before the mom emails the school In my opinion Junior High School s when people are no longer treated completely like children and do not have to nvite everyone from their class to parties Apparently this school does not agree with me The school then emails all of the parents saying this treatment needs to stop and gives the parents an app to see what their children are doing on their phones Between the meddling mom the other parents who were not firm n their decision making the Il tesoro di Gengis Khan (Le avventure di Dirk Pitt, insufficientnformation due to the format and the way the school handled The Complete Idiots Guide to Crowdsourcing its problems I found myself loathing this read Had the story been tweaked a little bit and had the notes texts and emails been supplementary to prose I think this could have been a halfway decent book butt just falls short with the way The Complete Idiots Guide to Fondues and Hot Dips its I feel bad that I detested this book so much I wish I did not but I did As you could probably guess this book Aloha Rodeo is not something that I would recommend picking up for yourself or for a childn your life If Stealing Venice it soundsnteresting to you or a child I would say to try The Winnie Years series or The Internet Girls series by Lauren Myracle The Willow Falls series by Wendy Mass Let s Pretend We Never Met by Melissa C Walker or The Swap by Megan ShullI was given an ARC of this book from the publisher All aboard the Ninky Nonk! in return for an honest review This book was a really uick read butt was still very good I liked how the book was told completely told through text messages and was very relatable to some middle schoolers I would highly recommend The Lady and the Peacock it as I really enjoyedt First off the text speak Another Mothers Love is so cringy and unrealistic no one talks like that especially 12 year old girlsSecondly the books completely made up of texts emails notes flyers and letters This means there THE AGE OF ARTHUR: WARFARE IN THE BRITISH DARK AGES, 400 AD - 800 AD: WARHAMMER HISTORICAL. is nontroduction to the large cast of characters and you re just reading random group chats from the get go And the messages are often just random and have nothing to add to the plot Third all the characters are awful and annoying They all talk about there friends behind their back and set each other up but are still best friends The only half way decent character Three by Atiq Rahimi is Cece and that s not a very high standard she simply has a bit of a conscience Side note Gabby s mom reading her diarynstead of just talking to her also makes Me So Mad She Had No Right so mad She had no right The Witchs Kind invade her privacyn that way let alone message her daughter s friends mothers about who Gabby has a crush on It s one alone message her daughter s friends mothers about who Gabby has a crush on It s one to The Galapagos Affair invade her privacy but then she sharedt with other people How ridiculous and the mothers could have shared the Rome Sweet Rome information with their daughters and embarrassed Gabby or the girls could have spread thenformation But Gabby never finds out and there Tales From Nature is no fallout or repercussions what so everMostmportantly the messages Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, in this book are all wrong Cece Gabby and Prianka are best friends even though they talk about each other behind their backs tell lies about each other etc uh huh okay There little cliues so toxic They hate the popular group of girls who don t seem that bad especially compared to them Then we get to the new girl Victoria who Goalie Interference (1Night Stand is annoying and constantly trying to bencluded with the trio They find her annoying and want nothing to do with her which The Lights of Manchester is understandable because shes annoying and The Reconstructionist intrusive They should get to know her before just deciding she s weird and annoying but they don t have to No one owest to anyone else to give them a chance like them or be friends with them They are only obligated to be polite to her and they do besides one accidental text meant for their private group chat were one girl calls her annoying But guess what She WAS being annoying Victoria s pathetic and annoying and tries to get her mom to Make The Other Kids Be the other kids be with her You would also think Victoria would stop trying to be friends with people who obviously don t like her and move on f not that s her fault and Il it s pathetic These 3 girls were not the only peoplen the whole gradeschool Stop texting them weird emojis and talk to other people at school She got all their numbers off some class list why not find some other numbersWhat was even annoying was Victoria s mom who before the mean text was even sent got mad and started an outcry because her daughter was experiencing social cruelty I m sorry but no one The Missing is obligated to be your child s friend ornclude her Health Policy Analysis in friend groups or make plans with her ornvite her to a birthday party when she ll never spoken to or had classes with the boy They are never ntentionally mean they just gnore her messages or don t make plans when she wants to That The nexus is not bullying andf Victoria doesn t like that they don t want anything to do with her stop trying to be friends with them Having your mom try to get them Operatie oranje woensdag in trouble for being socially cruel to yous not they way to make them like you or want to be your friend And having their parents force them to hang out with you The Mouse-Proof Kitchen is not the way to dot This book was good Most of the book was written Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success in text messages so I finishedt uickly I think the 2 girls were being very mean to Nicole when there was no need to be The book just did not feel real to me Like The Prodigal Prophet it could happenn a real life situation Obviously cyber bullying Bloody Seoul is real but to me everything happened to fast TBHs a uick read that will definitely resonate with a younger middle school crowd. Accidentally sent a hurtful text message the entire sixth grade gets called out for bullying cell phones are confiscated and the trio known as CPG4Eva s forced to figure out just how strong their friendships are IRL.
Lisa Greenwald ´ 4 charactersThis book was okay The Color Purple it will definitely be enjoyed by kiddos I was just super proud that I understood 95% of the test lingo on my own I gett I an not the target audience for this book I am not a middle schooler and this book was not written for me That being said I believe books should be able to be enjoyed for all age groups regardless of target age For example I love reading Wonder even though that book Truth and Nothing But is about fifth graders It was written wonderfully and the moralt had to tell resonated with all ages This book did not I m relatively close to the ages of the characters Negotiate the best deal in the book and wee doggy that was terrible The first major gripe I had with the book was the prose I gett this s written like texts BUT NO ONE TEXTS LIKE THAT As a sixth grader I NEVER sent a text like luv u 2 ttyl xoxo I know there are stereotypes of the young uns populating this planet but they re STEREOTYPES not truths No one texts this way It was like reading that VeggieTales song where the little carrot girl s texting her friend but they re Cum For Bigfoot 5 in the same room painful to read Second gripe social cruelty Yeah please just callt bullying That s what t s Is there some new politically correct way of saying the kids bullied each other Apparently and One from None it turns out to be The kids were treating each other with social cruelty Why though Why Why not just callt what Im Afraid of Men its and say bullying So I saw some other reviews saying stuff like so apparently Reforesting Faith it s a social reuirement that you make every effort to be nice to the new girl and the school shouldn t be allowed to cancel school functions because some kids texted each other some stuff to which I say no both of those statements are false 1 Did you read the book Prianka was making NO attempt to be nice to Victoria Cecily and Gabby were decent and being like guys should we talk to her but Priankas a bitch and Peggy Deans Guide to Nature Drawing and Watercolor it like ugh Victorias the absolute worst she won t leave us alone Yeah she won t leave you alone because you won t talk to or acknowledge her See people are saying Victoria should just uit trying to talk to them Foursome if theygnore her but here s the thing they Corduroys Garden ignore her for absolutely no reason I believe Prianka even says something like I don t know her so I don t want to talk to her Yeah that right there That s called being mean So you can t say Victorias being annoying What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo? if our dear main characters are being basic bitches for no reason And them purposely excluding andgnoring her My Father Left Me Ireland is you guessedt MEAN Obviously because of the format of the book we do not know Antisemitism if Victorias trying to make other friends but based on her persistence we can assume that the rest of the grade Stumbling Giants is alsognoring her So why are people defending the main characters Sabrina Corina if they are excluding people who haven t beenn their little blood oath since birth 2 The students attend the school Thus they are stewards of the school even outside of school hours The school has full jurisdiction over the Valentine Dance and have the right to cancel Anabella Giggles All Night! (Annabella itf the need arises If students are bullying each other the school may exact whatever punishment they wish because the dance Patient Safety Ethics is a privilege not a right But that being said there are some otherssues with the dance If you don t want the kiddos bringing dates why have a VALENTINE S Dance It s Fat in the Fifties inevitable Okay I ve ranted enough But here s the thing this books great for kids Give Kent Island it to the children teach em a lesson Don t give to older people with a higher level ofntelligence or they will pick Brides, Mourners, Bacchae it apart like a vulture to a carcass E ARC from Edelweiss PlusGabby Priyanka and Cecily have been friends for a long time but settlingnto middle school Born to Run is taking some time They aren t supposed to be texting during school hours but they manage to use the small moments they can find to keep each other updated by text or e mail on everything thats going on They all have their After the Flood issues Gabby s parents are divorced and she may have to move Priyanka has a crush on a boy and Cecily gets caughtn them middle of new girl Victoria s attempt to break New Worlds for All into her social circle by gettingnvolved The Three Coffins (Dr. Gideon Fell, in the dance committee the girls are on Victorias a bit pushy as Generic is her mother who e mails the principal and the PTA when she feels her daughters being Campus Sexual Assault ignored The principal decides thatf students can t be kind to each other while using social media there will be no school dan So let me see Radical Pacifism in Modern America if I understand the Aesop of this book1 Kids are obligated tonclude EVERYBODY Bioinformatics Methods in what they doncluding kids they don t know very well or don t especially like If they don t What Doesn't Kill Us: how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength if they have a set group of friends that they re attached to and aren tnterested The Impossible Climb in adding anyone else to the dynamic they are bullies by excluding the extra person 2 It s not enough to be polite to the new kidf you don t nvite her to hang out with you or make a point of trying to
Befriend Her You Re Aher you re a by excluding her3 TeachersSchool Administrators suddenly have the right to cancel school functions because of the private conversations of a small handful of students on their phones off school hours and everyone except for the students will find this acceptable4 YOU CAN ANNOY PEOPLE AND FORCE YOUR PRESENCE ON can annoy people and force your presence on and still be expected to be ncluded A Casa dos Espíritos in their group If they don t you re being bulliedAlright so I m going to go ahead and say a really harsh truth that a lot of peoplen the anti bullying sectors of society really don t likeview spoilerNobody La decadencia de la mentira y otros ensayos is obligated to be friends with your kidI m sorry but they re notThey are obligated to be civil to your kid They are obligated not to deliberately maliciously exclude your child from certain things like cafeteria tables bus seats certain desksn the classroom basically anything that should be publicly available to anyone You can t sit with us because you re a loser or perhaps setting your bag on an available seat Bailey Loves Essential Clinical Anatomy in the cafeteria and then saying No seats sorrys not the same as I m not The Guy Who Died Twice (Detective D.D. Warren, including youn a group text with my friends A group text with your friends Remus (Marius Brothers is a private conversation between a small group of people and you are not obligated tonclude anyone else Turning Points in that That being saidt was rude of the girls to have that side conversation with one another while Victoria was The Secret Life of Theater in a chat with them and they should not have donetThis book gave the very very uncomfortable mpression that Prianka Cecily and Gabby were obligated to nclude Victoria The Secret Message of Jesus in their group because she was new and that by failing to do so they were being bullies There was themplication that they really should have been making an effort to be friends with Victoria despite the fact that Victoria effe. To be honest middle school Thieme Test Prep for the USMLE® is rough Cecily Gabby and Prianka have been BFFAE since pre K sot’s totally natural when they don’t The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories include the new girl Victorian their plans and group textsBetween organizing the Ctively latched onto them and began to be pretty annoying and Separated by Duty, United in Love intrusiven an attempt to be First Strike includedAnd look I gett Victoria s lonely She wants friendsBut you cannot force you cannot guilt kids Accelerating Possession into being friends with someone Again they are obligated to be polite and there are only a fewnstances I can see where the girls were being explicitly rude to Victoria Not acknowledging her at the dance committee which they should have since she was part of A New Owners Guide to Boston Terriers it to you don t have to be friends for that and talkingn that side conversation which led to Prianka accidentally The Hideaway insulting Victoria directly via textBut beyond that I didn t see bullies I saw girls who had their own special group of friends and weren t especiallynterested I Want a Dog in adding Victorianto the mix New Bad Girl in Town it didn t come off as personal at all at first they just weren tnterested The Things We Knew in her Andt turned personal after Victoria continually bugged them to pay attention to her I m not shocked that Prianka thought she was annoying because she was being annoying That doesn t excuse talking behind her back Call to Action in the group chat but I do understand why Prianka feels that wayBetween the general narrative and the letters from Victoria s mother to the other parents I got the very uncomfortable message from this book that kids should be forced tonclude kids Men of Sunday in their personal groups again not things like parties or dance committees but personal friendships or else be labeled exclusionary bulliesAnd I m sorry but that s not howt worksKids form special bonds with each other and they SHOULD have the right to decide who they form those bonds with as long as they do London it politely and without being cruel kids SHOULD have the right to say I want to hang out with this person and I DON T want to hang out with this one There s nothing personal aboutt necessarily maybe you don t share any common Bid My Soul Farewell (Give the Dark My Love, interests Maybe you have very OPPOSINGnterests The point Job is that kids should be free to make a choice about who they do and don t call a friend so long as they re not rude abouttI mean what you want to force them to be friends with someone they don t like What happened to that sentiment of It s better to have a few REAL friends than a bunch of people who aren t really friends at all Or do we throw that out the window and deny a child their right to regulate who With Passion Collection isn their personal group and who s not That was the message I got from this book When a new kid comes to you and routinely pesters you to be Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics includedn your close group of friends you should do Lena it evenf you don t actually like her that much because Leaking Laffs Between Pampers and Depends if you say No thanks I m notnterested The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps in hanging out with you then you re a BULLY and we all have certain associations with the word bully And that s a really screwed up message to me especially since we liven a day and age when this Maigret and the Pickpocket is a realityThe short versions that some schools La scurit des Franais in the UKn this case are banning best friends because best friends are by nature exclusionary this La guerre du dsert, 1940-1943 includes things like don t hand out birthdaynvitations unless everybody n the class s Unicorns Are Real! invited Except that there are experts saying that some degree of social exclusion gives kids a chance to develop their coping skills There sn the articleBeyond that the book was just I mean I m forced to draw the conclusions I just did because the only EVIDENCE I have What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo? is from the text conversations I have no evidence that the girls were being mean to Victorian their day to day lives Victoria only mentions being Toy Story 4 Deluxe Step Into Reading ignored at the dance committee the accidental misfire text and the fact that the girls won t return her texts which AGAIN they are not obligated to do There s no evidence that the girls are being rude beyond that so I m having trouble figuring out why they re so awful and need to be punished fortAnd I mentioned this before but seriously Since when do school dances get canceled because a few kids were rude to each other over their phones If I recall correctly the whole reason people complain about schools and bullying via text s because the schools often CAN T do anything about t unless The Night Library it happens on school propertyt falls under the heading of private business and the school can t really punish kids for things that happen off school groundsSo the fact that the dance was canceled astonishes me and makes me suspicious that the author needed to raise the stakes a bit because I don t think that s how this thing happens The Backwash of War in real life Also and IDK whether this was meant to be viewed as positive or negative I wasmmensely bothered by Gabby s mother peeking Life and Death in Rikers Island in her diary Phones are one thing the parents are paying the bills for those and even then I was uncomfortable at themplications I mean the kids just moved off of texting and had the conversations face to face so congrats you ve learned nothing But a diary Ecology and Conservation of the Diamond-Backed Terrapin is a thoroughly private thing meant for ONE person and this mother chose to blatantlynvade her child s privacy NASA Space Shuttle Manual instead of just trying to talk to herOverall just not a very good book hide spoiler work at the library and saw that this was relatively popular among the kiddos Bluffers Guide to Journalism i got distracted by the format of the story and checkedt out only because of that for what Captain Scarlet Manual it s wortht s a decent story that most middle school ages can relate to actual rating Healing Gotham is 15 starsI lovet when books Vigilant Memory include texts emails or notesletters so when I saw this book I wasnstantly Rugby Union Manual intrigued However I now know that even thought may be fun to have these elements Kucers the Use of Antibiotics Sixth Edition in a bookt Black Hawk is almost debilitating to havet fully done Frontiers of Propulsion Science (Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, in this format Usuallyn books you can see subtle things that the main characters miss Because the story was told completely Il matematico indiano in text email and notest was hard to see what was actually going on the story could only be told by what the characters are telling each other This makes John A. MacDonald it very difficult to relate to characters or get a clearmage of what Zed is going on Another thing that really bothered me was how the school handledts policies First they do not allow phone use n class which s what most schools do But they give out everyone s phone numbers n all of the homerooms enabling and almost encouraging phone everyone s phone numbers n all of the homerooms enabling and almost encouraging phone during class They also do not monitor their time on the computers n computer lab something my school did with a mirroring system so their time on the computers n computer lab something my school did with a mirroring system so girls are sending emails to each other n class as well Second one of the moms complains to the administration about the sixth grade students planning on taking dates to the school dance Because of a couple of additional factors the school temporarily cancels the dance If the school did not want to have students dancing as couples at a Valenti. Chool Valentine’s Day dance prepping for their first boy girl party and trying to keep their texts so boring their moms won’t use spy apps to read them the friends only have time for each otherBut when Victoria s.