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resort to verbal abuse insults on my field GET "OFF MY FIELD Middle school is hard Being a new teenager is hard But this is easy An "MY FIELD Middle school is hard Being a new teenager is hard But this is easy An to read easy to understand raphic novel that covers a lot of issues Boys Erziehen ohne auszurasten: Wie ich aufhörte, meine Kinder anzuschreien - und wie Sie das auch schaffen girls non binary one mention extroverts and shy kids sports jocks and bookish nerds biguys and little kids popular kids and loners pale medium dark kids blondes brunettes redheads headscarf And names from around the lobe Jorge Ruiz our hero Olivia Liv Jorge s best friend JAZMINE DUONG SHY UIET AND JORGE S FIRST CRUSH Duong shy uiet and Jorge s first crush Garrett James and a host of others including Mrs Rashad Mrs Rashad is also the sports coach and the one who made the earlier remark about GET OFF MY FIELDKids bounce around the hallways open lockers eat lunch together or alone and most importantly occasionally bully each other Jorge is a big kid and he doesn t like bullying When he calls it out the kids call him the Sheriff It s a joke but his interventions workWhen he meets Jazmine he is surprised to find himself tongue tied and blushing You can uess where the story Prayogshala Nepali Sankramanma Dilli Ra Maobadi (प्रयोगशाला नेपाली सङ्क्रमणमा दिल्ली, दरबार र माओवादी) goes It s a long book so I ll just copy a few excerpts here toive you an idea I m not spoiling anything by saying it has a happy ending but you probably figured as much eh Thanks to NetGalley and Yen Press for the preview copy from which I ve pinched the pictures Jorge the Sheriff breaks up boys Charlie the Caterpillar ganging up on a smaller boyJorge shoots hoops and says that sports is simpler than middle schoolCoach Mrs Rashad reads the kids the riot act about verbal abuseJorge realises he sot a crush and ets so flustered he misses a passed ballGarrett explains to Jorge he hangs out with another uy so he can be part of the in crowdMrs Rashad makes sure the kids understand that they are in charge of their bodiesJorge is upset because someone hacked his social media account and made nasty remarks about friends This is third in a series that is only very lightly related None of them rely on any of the others so they can easily be read in any order I do highly recommend reading them all in whatever order you chooseChmakova knocked this one out of the park too Which is no surprise Again the characters fairly leap off the page and the story is so well told that it takes you back to those middle school years and the rapid fire changes and drama and pain and joy inherent in them As with any Pure Land Buddhism in Modern Japanese Culture great storyteller she does so in a way that evokes that age with sympathy and honesty I really enjoyed the layers to this story and seeing Jorge struggle with being aood person even in the face of bad events I liked his uiet calm that masked his occasional panic and I liked his willingness to find the best in others when he couldAnd I think I ll leave it with that As the title implies the story is largely about Jorge s crush on a irl And Chmakova does such a fine job with that as the lead while exploring other aspects of friendship as well And again her art just blows me away with its evocative fine detail adding that extra mean. Following the overwhelming success of AWKWARD and BRAVE Svetlana Chmakova's award winning Berrybrook Middle School series continues with its next installment CRUSHJorge seems to have it al. ,To Resort To Verbal Abuse
Svetlana Chmakova ´ 0 Free readCrushLove this series and can hardly wait for me to et a physical copy of this book and then hopefully await the next book in the seriesThanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest reveiw I SO needed this as a palate cleanse after the last two horrific 1 star Traditions Of Maimonideanism (Ijs Studies In Judaica) graphic novels I just read This book is cute and sweet and everything I needed right now I read the teaser handed out at ALA Annual 2018 and knew that I had toet my hands on the entire thing I was right it was so awesome I didn t realize this was the third in a series so now I have two other books to look forward to yayThis is a contemporary story from the POV of Jorge a large middle schooler with two BFFs Olivia and Russell It is their story of how they dealt with middle school classes teachers fellow students Kemilau Cinta - Brighter Than the Sun gossip crushes etc Jorge and Olivia were my favs though theym teacher was AWESOME Russell was a bit of an idiot and I didn t like him but he was true to a less self assured pre teen in middle school so I can t hate on him Just hate his initial behavior He does row and learn so all is not lost This book would be reat for the middle school years and maybe a younger precocious reader and upwards Highly recommended 5 the middle school years and maybe a younger precocious reader and upwards Highly recommended 5 love Jorge and Olivia starsMy thanks to NetGalley and Yen PressJY for an eARC copy of this book to read and review I love this series and want to Red November: Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War gift it to every kid I know startingin middle school end reviewNo but seriously I love the story lines the artwork is SUPERB I just really love Chmakova s illustrations and the way each panel justoes with each other She says so much without saying a word case in the point the cover in which everyone is faded out except Jorge staring at his crush How true to life is that I still think Brave is my favorite of this series so far I just love Jensen and his storyline but I really liked this one as well Jorge is a uiet A Silent Ocean Away: Colette's Dominion guy one who doesn t say much but he really has a strong sense of self and strong foundation for what is right and what isn t which is hard to have in middle school His friendship with Olivia and Garret was probably my favorite part of this it is done so well This is a standalone novel you see some of the characters from the previous books in the background of the panels but since Jorge and his friends hang out with a totally differentroup than the others this is a book that can be picked up and read without reading any of the previous books They all simply o to the same big Middle School but they don t all know each other And I liked that Also it makes recommending this series to the kids that come to the library so much easier since they don t have to start at book 1 I absolutely can t look At My Previous Review Without Cringing HARD my previous review without cringing HARD I deleted it But this was so SO cute Imma need to reread this normally but Svetlana Chmakova yet again does not disappoint Whenever I o to some store where there s books mostly Target I pick this up I m currently at page 186 and it s SO CUTE GUYS I WISHED IN Brave TO SEE JORGE MORENOW LOOK AT THIS AR. When he crosses paths with a certain A Writer's Reference with Writing about Literature with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates girl But when theroup dynamic among the boys starts to shift will Jorge be able to balance what his friends expect of him versus what he actually wan. Ing to a story already well told I just re read my review of Awkward and many of the same sentiments abound with this the third in the series The artwork is outstanding the charming story is relatable and had my eleven year old not swiped this from me before I read it I d have known she would love it This is this from me before I read it I d have known she would love it This is school done well Everything is accounted for cliues athletics clubs the obligatory school dance bullies shy kids kids longing to be in the it crowd loyal friends bad decisions America Lost and Found: An English Boy's Wartime Adventure in the New World gossip drama and of course crushes The addition of strong female characters who stand up for themselves and others texting intentional misrepresentation of others online and body autonomy make current this timeless story Add in a lovable main character with theift of charity and forgiveness and this is a winner amongst current middle schoolersThe last few pages American Pronghorn: Social Adaptations and the Ghosts of Predators Past give a peek inside the long process of creating a single panel for araphic novel a labor of love for which this talented author is uite suited She offers kids a vision of how she does what she does in a way that is positive and exudes enthusiasm and respect for the craft Congratulations to the author on the birth of her baby 45 stars I ordered this months ago and then forgot about it until I An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada, and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism got the notice that it had shipped Though I love all of Svetlana Chmakova s work my interest pales beside that of my daughter whose mild reading disability translates to her being comfortable with audiobooks andraphic novels So I left it on her computer and texted her at work to say she had a surpriseand her reaction was ratifyingThis series is brilliant in how it captures the middle school experience W My favorite in the series so far I heart Jorge Breaking my no star rule for this oneI absolutely loved this one just like I LOVED the other two all following deprecate characters and this are standalone novelsI whizzed through it and I blushed and felt all the cute feelsThis really feels an awful lot like a middle rade Degrassi The best parts of Degrassi but for middle school kids so it not not reach the boiling point or Aristotle's Rhetoric: An Art of Character go THEREhaha but it definitely hits the spot Having a crush is so hard and is is doubly hard for Jorge especially since theirl he has the crush on has a boyfriendWe met Jorge in earlier books in this series but it is not necessary to read the other books as each of them are self contained Awkward and Brave build on each other but you can pick any of the three books up and have a wonderful time seeing the drama that is middle schoolThere are the mean boys rather than mean irls in this story which is a refreshing change But the mean boys really Are Just As Bad As as bad as mean irls and the things they do to Jorge as a revenge are very spiritedThe dialogue is fun The feelings are very raw and real and the characters are typical middle Anaphora and Conceptual Structure grade kids who like to play videoames instead of studying and who forget their homework and other charms of Between Silences going to schoolBelow are some sample panels of Jorge not knowing what to do or say when he is by his. L together He's big enough that nobody really messes with him but he's also aenuinely sweet Betrayals guy with a solid reliableroup of friends The only time he ever really feels off his Betrayals: The Unpredictability of Human Relations game is.