The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School

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I started middle school this year, so I was really looking forward to reading this book. I thought it would be funny, but it isn’t really. It’s actually realistic stories about things that happen to the main character, Augusta. Each chapter is another story centered on another person from middle school, and each story is actually written as a letter to Augusta‘s little sister, Louisa. In a way, it gives advice on how to deal with lots of different people – not just mean girls, but adults too. There are times when you get in trouble for something you didn’t do – that happens in the book, and that has happened to me too.

Augusta has extra troubles, though. Her parents have split up and don’t live together anymore. She has a lot of feelings about the changes in her life, and they are not all good feelings. The story ends with a pre-Thanksgiving writing assignment in class to make lists of Beautiful and Complicated things. Then Augusta realizes how important her little sister is to her (because her family is complicated). So if you’re about to start middle school, and your family is complicated, I bet you’ll like this book too.

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Author Kristin Mahoney
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2019-08-06
ISBN 9781524765132
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Issue December 2019
Category Tweens


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