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Planet Middle School By Nikki Grimes,

  • Title: Planet Middle School
  • Author: Nikki Grimes
  • ISBN: 9781599902845
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For twelve years, Joylin Johnson s life has been just fine, thank you very much A game of basketball with the boys especially her friend Jake was all it took to put a smile on her face Baggy jeans, T shirt, and hair in a ponytail were easy choices Then suddenly the world seemed to turn upside down, and everything changed at once Her best girl friend is now flirting witFor twelve years, Joylin Johnson s life has been just fine, thank you very much A game of basketball with the boys especially her friend Jake was all it took to put a smile on her face Baggy jeans, T shirt, and hair in a ponytail were easy choices Then suddenly the world seemed to turn upside down, and everything changed at once Her best girl friend is now flirting with her best guy friend Her clothes seem all wrong Jake is acting weird, and basketball isn t the same And worst of all, there is this guy, Santiago, who appears from where What lengths will Joy go to and whom will she become to attract his attention In short poems that perfectly capture the crazy feelings of adolescence and first crushes, award winning author Nikki Grimes has crafted a delightful, often hilarious, hearttugging story.
    Planet Middle School For twelve years Joylin Johnson s life has been just fine thank you very much A game of basketball with the boys especially her friend Jake was all it took to put a smile on her face Baggy jeans T

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    1. For my alternative book report, I have chosen 1 where I tell the president one thing a main character discovered about life and why it is important I thought this would be perfect for Planet Middle School because the main character, Joylin, experiences transitioning from a child to a woman It is uncomfortable and awkward for her, but along the way, she learns some important lessons about herself and the people around her What Joylin had experienced in the novel is the same experience many girls [...]

    2. Lisa CampbellPoetryPlanet Middle School is the story of Joylin, an intrepid sports playing, jean wearing tomboy, told in a series of poems The poems tell of her relationship with her family, friends and dealing with all the changes that happen to a young girl as she journeys from child to young woman Joylin s best friends are Jake and KeeLee, who love her for who she is Joylin begins to have uncomfortable and surprising feelings for a boy at school, Santiago and she tries to transform herself in [...]

    3. This was a very quick read for me It s about a girl who is a complete tomboy and then all of sudden is worried about appearance and all that jazz The book is written in verse which I do like that style of writing because you have to use some brainpower to figure what is going on in the book Decent book overall, but there are many better out there.

    4. I ve literally lost count of how many times I ve read this book and I think it deserves a place in my favorites shelf.

    5. I m actually giving this novel in verse 3 1 2 stars It s a pleasant story about a middle school tomboy who loves basketball and whose changing body causes her to start noticing boys Should she dress like the rest of the girls, or should she be herself Middle school readers will relate to this Recommended.

    6. I thought this was an extremely funny book, because I felt like I was back in middle school The main character was shocked when her best girlfriend started to flirt with her best guy friend I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a good laugh.

    7. Short verse novel about tom boy Joylin as she discovers new aspects about herself Nice family dynamics, and a clear message about being yourself.Three and a half stars

    8. This book was just okay It didn t make me jump out of my seat but I didn t want to throw it out the window, I just read the book then moved on This book is about a middle school girl named Joy who is great at basketball and has two best friends named Jake and Keelee Joy is kind of a tomboy, she wears baggy jeans and tee shirts all the time and is always playing basketball with the boys That starts to change though when she meets a new boy playing basketball one day named Santiago Joy starts feel [...]

    9. Planet Middle School is the story of Joylin, an intrepid sports playing, jean wearing tomboy, told in a series of poems The poems tell of her relationship with her family, friends and dealing with all the changes that happen to a young girl as she journeys from child to young woman Joylin s best friends are Jake and KeeLee, who love her for who she is Joylin begins to have uncomfortable and surprising feelings for a boy at school Planet middle school was a great book The characters just popped o [...]

    10. A delightfully easy read, exploring the challenges of puberty from the perspective of Joylin Johnson Grimes employs free verse poetry to tell Joylin s story, which makes this a fast and fun read I really enjoy the ways that gender and gender roles are explored, with Joylin a tomboy who loves basketball, and her brother who loves drawing I would have liked Grimes to explore their father s feelings around this topic its resolved relatively simplistically and provided depth to his initial disinte [...]

    11. This book was really interesting because it ibcluded the idea of growing up and how it affects not only you but the ones near you I was able to have a good laugh and also reflect on the idea of acceptance and how at times we are like jake and try to please others before ourselves in order to be accepted and meet their expectations Its often hard to be the one seeing that happen and how they get carried along into doing things that are not what one is.

    12. One Sentence Review Middle school books about African American girls are hardly common so definitely consider this one, even if it s not quite Grimes best work.

    13. Nikki Grimes s Planet Middle School, originally published in 2011 comes out next year with a brand new cover This short verse novel tells the tale of Joylin, a tomboy who likes her jeans, basketball and her friends KeeLee and Jake and her life just the way it is Up till now,the math of my lifehas been pretty simple friendsplus familyplus sportsWhat could I ask for, right But now Joy s body is changing, she needs to wear a bra yeuch has a crush on the new boy at school, starts her period That s a [...]

    14. Joylin, a basketball player, is navigating the world of middle school for the first time She has her friends to help her There s KeeLee, a preacher s kid, who was The only familiar thing about this school year And her friend, Jake, who is always up for a game of one on one They have been friends so long that silences between us are filled with friendship But does Jake have feelings for KeeLee How will that impact his friendship with Joy And what happens when Joy notices Santiago for the first ti [...]

    15. The complexity that was conveyed in the short poetic vignettes chapters made this book amazing to read I am an aspiring middle grade author and I learned so much about how to connect to kids this age, what s important to them and how to not over complicate things Excellent writing, lyrical with a rhythm that made it a fast read while pulling at the heart strings Beautiful Book

    16. This book wasnt very good It had maybe 15 20 words on each page and just wasnt interesting If you like smaller books you should get this book When i got this i only looked at the first few pages of the book and they were longer But overall this book was short and not interesting.

    17. Nikki Grimes always finds a youthful voice and gets to the heart of young audiences Basketball playing tomboy, Joylin has always been comfortable in her skin and who she isbut hormones shake that all upyou feel the awkwardness of those years again in this book in verse reality check.

    18. It was a good book but not the greatest, it was short which is great since I like reading short books because I get bored with them.

    19. Beautiful novel in verse about a girl knowing who she is and being comfortable in her skin.2017 Diverse Reads Book Challenge ownvoice

    20. I like this book because it was interesting Also I like it because it talked about her middle school career.

    21. I liked this book a little than the Maze Runner I like how she talked about everything that happened in her life It was a really good book.

    22. This novel in verse is a quick read about a girl who has always loved basketball and is not the least bit girly As she enters middle school, things change and they seem to be beyond her control Why is she suddenly noticing boys and how can she get boys to notice her

    23. Planet Middle School, by Nikki Grimes, offers a fascinating look into the world of a girl who is in middle school Narrated in the first person and composed of many short poems, this book is an easy read While the book may be easy to read, the themes explored in the book are topics to which many middle schoolers pre teen girls can relate This books falls into the category of realistic fiction, as the events and emotions highlighted in this book are realistic and could very well happen in real lif [...]

    24. For Joylin Johnson, 12, there is nothing better than a pair of jeans, a t shirt, a game of one on one with Jake, or hanging out with her best friend KeeLee It all adds up to a good day for her Or at least it used to until middle school came along and everything changed.Joylin is changing she s growing up and not happy about the changes, inside or outside her body But she continues to play basketball, making the team at school and garnering all of her basketball loving father s praise The problem [...]

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