Misfit Tally is forced to room with queen bee Ava on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, DC, and discovers several surprising things about her roommateincluding the possibility of an eating disorderin this timely new novel from the author of Star-Crossed and Halfway Normal.During a class trip to DC, twelve-year-old Tally and her best friends, Sonnet and Caleb (a.k.a. Spider) are less than thrilled when they are assigned roommates and are paired with kids who are essentially their sworn enemies. For Tally, rooming with clonegirl Ava Seely feels like punishment, rather than potential for fun.But the trip is full of surprises. Despite a pact to stick together as much as they can, Sonnet pulls away, and spider befriends Marco, the boy who tormented him last year. And Marco just might like Tallywhats that about?But the uneasy peace in Ava and Tallys room is quickly upended when Tally begins to suspect something is off about Ava. She has a weird notebook full of random numbers, and doesnt seem to eat anything during meals. When Tally confronts Ava, Ava threatens to share an embarrassing picture of Tally with the class if Tally says anything to anyone about her suspicions. But will Tally endanger more than her pride by keeping her secret?This is one class trip full of lessons Tally will never forget: how to stay true to yourself, how to love yourself and embrace your flaws, and how being a good friend can actually mean telling a secret you promised to keep...
|Title||:||Everything I Know About You|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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Everything I Know About You Reviews
I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group.
Ok, so our main character is Talia, known as Tally, throughout the story. I loved Tally, she was quirky and different and not afraid to stand out. She's already much taller and bulkier than other girls, s she dresses outlan ...more
I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when itās released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story unfolded and brought to light the complex issues that surround eating disorders. The setting of a 7th grade trip to D.C. and short chapters made it a quick but important read.
Being a middle school teacher I am always looking for that "just right" book for "right now." This is one of those books. Kids experience so many trying situations in their lives being able to see that others are going through similar things is a way to connect for that child. It also allows a window into how others may be feeling and that you never really know what another human is dealing with.
Dealing with body image as a young girl or a young boy is an issue that is not often addressed in mi ...more
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Love, love, LOVED this book! I couldnāt put it down. āāāāā/5 BIG stars!
Tally Martin and her fellow 7th grade students are headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Unfortunately, the teachers are assigning roommates in an effort to "foster seventh grade unity." Tally and her best friends, Sonnet and Caleb (Spider) are assigned to room with students they have typically dis ...more
Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbaraās Tally is a character to love. Avaās eating disorder is something that not many books explore and it is done so well.
Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis, Ava. Ava is everything Tally is not - popular, fashion-forward, able to fit in with her classmates. When Tally's friends start to branch out and find other people to spend time with, Tally is stuck with Ava, and w ...more
Really cool story about a 7th grade class trip to DC and the secrets and truths that are revealed during those days touring our nationās capital.
Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book!
I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In addition, I try to read all (or as many as possible!) MG and YA titles that discuss this topic to ensure that the portrayal is 1) accurate and 2) sensitive and 3) non-glamorizing. I am so happy to say that this book hit ...more