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Middle School Blues Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Middle School Blues

Cindy Cunningham is starting on her first year of middle school. Following the death of her beloved grandmother, the girl is filled with apprehension and fear, as she starts at a new school, complete with heightened responsibilities and the challenge of making new friends.

Her older sisters, Ellen and Grace, are off to college, leaving Cindy as the "only child" under the overprotective care of her parents. Besides dealing with that situation, the girl must contend with the growing pains of adolescence and the need to "fit in". Cindy contends with class snob Brandy and her clique of friends, band tryouts, and a math teacher known as "The Killer".

Her friends Becca, Margo, Jeff, and Andrea are there to help and share the problems of adolescence. A surprise revelation about the principal and a teacher, as well as a runaway event, are some of the other "blues" facing Cindy in this very amusing and entertaining book.
This report prepared by Reginald D. Garrard








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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