Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Stuck in the Middle

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF MIDDLE SCHOOL: A NOVEL IN DOODLES by Karen Romano Young. Feiwel and Friends, 2013.

Doodlebug is back in a sequel to DOODLEBUG. The novel, told in narrative with large portions of text in doodles, drawings, rebuses, etc. follows Doodlebug into her second year in a new school. As this story opens, Doodlebug's mother has found success in advertising (tidy whiteys) but her father seems stymied by a lack of progress. Things are tense, and getting tenser as the family has to move from the apartment they have sub-let for a year. New home, new problems. Can Doodlebug manage to create some peace at home and convince her nemesis teacher at school that having karaoke at the school dance is a good idea? There are many complications as Doodlebug continues to navigate the halls of middle school and find a way to be a success.

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