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Middle school : the real deal : from cafeteria food to combination locks / Juliana Farrell, Beth Mayall.

Farrell, Juliana. (Author). Mayall, Beth. (Added Author).


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Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield J 373.18 FAR (Text to phone) 36123110922711 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury J 373.18 FAR (Text to phone) 34005104508105 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

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"Newly updated"--Cover.
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Provides advice to students who are about to begin middle school.
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Subject: Middle school students > United States > Juvenile literature.
Middle school students > United States > Conduct of life > Juvenile literature.
Middle school students.
Middle schools.

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 9780061227424
Middle School - The Real Deal : From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks
Middle School - The Real Deal : From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks
by Farrell, Juliana; Mayall, Beth; Howard, Megan
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Middle School - The Real Deal : From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks


From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.

Written in the style of a breezy magazine piece, these two titles offer mostly commonsense advice about the academic, extracurricular, and social changes faced by students entering both schools. Occasionally, the text reveals irritating biases: Middle School warns in a discussion of foreign languages that because Spanish is rumored to be "the easiest language, the slackers may take over this class." But the book is helpful in covering increasingly difficult academic subjects, how to cope with different teachers' styles, and how to improve communication and establish trust with parents. High School includes disappointingly brief sections on college searches and social life. It's at its best giving overviews of standardized tests and hints for time management and choosing extracurricular activities. Formatted in choppy, occasionally hard-to-read text boxes, these aren't necessary purchases, but the sporadic helpful tips make for decent browsing material. --Gillian Engberg

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