In Stuck in the Middle (of Middle School) by Karen Romano Young, Doreen and her family had to move because of her once she got kicked out of school. She's vowed to make her new middle school work for her, but it's still a challenge, given her ADHD, her younger sister's growing popularity, and tensions between her parents, as they all adjust to a new city and new jobs. Add to that a lot of homework, a talent show, and her first [gulp!] school dance, and you'll agree that Doreen needs to work extra hard to stay focused. Good thing she has her doodle-journal!
About the Author
Karen Romano Young is the author of over a dozen books for children, both fiction and nonfiction, including The Beetle and Me: A Love Story,which has won several state awards, received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly, and earned her a "Flying Start" in Publishers Weekly. She lives in Bethel, Connecticut, with her family.
“For kids wanting more books like Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.” —School Library Journal
“A finely crafted work . . . the format might recall a certain wimpy kid, but the content is better compared to the middle-grade novels of Kate Klise.” —Booklist