Monday, August 28, 2017

Five top books to help middle schoolers make & find real friends

At the BN Kids Blog Rachel Sarah tagged five "witty, honest novels about friendship with lots of humor along the way," including:
My Seventh Grade Life in Tights, by Brooks Benjamin

Seventh-grader Dillon wants is to be a real dancer, but his dad wants him to play football. When Dillon enters a contest to win a Dance-Splosion scholarship, everything changes. Dillon’s freestyle crew, the Dizzee Freekz, want Dillon to kill the audition, and they even convince one of the snobbiest girls at school to help with him with his technique. But as Dillon’s dancing improves, he wonders if maybe his friends should reconsider their ideas about dance studios being sellouts. His friends want Dillon to tell the studio just how wrong their rules and creativity-strangling ways are, and it’s time for Dillon to think about what he wants.

A funny great read for Better Nate Than Ever fans, debut author Benjamin has written a great story about being who you are and doing what you love. It’s so full of spunk, ninja freestyle moves, and lots of heart.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights.

Coffee with a Canine: Brooks Benjamin & LeeLoo.

--Marshal Zeringue