Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis

5 Stars

Super cute and super quick.

This engaging quick read is all about Emma-Jean Lazarus, the weird outsider... and a fair amount about Colleen Pomerantz, the nice girl who cares far too much what everyone thinks.

When Emma-Jean finds Colleen, who is not really a crier (Emma-Jean notices these things), sobbing in the bathroom, Colleen asks for help. And with those simple words, Emma-Jean walks through the door that has always separated her from her classmates.

And through a series of (mis)adventures of sorts, Emma-Jean must find a way to live in this strange chaotic world. 'Cause 7th graders are nothing if not illogical.

And you know, I remember that feeling; 7th grade is a weird time. Really weird. Thirteen-year-olds are aliens, I tell you.

All in all this was a really fun, cute read that I would totally recommend.

There's also a sequel, Emma-Jean Fell In Love, which I now need to get my hands on. :D

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