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E-Book Review: Lucy and CeCee’s How to Survive (and Thrive) in Middle School by Kimberly Dana

If you’re afraid of making that scary transition from elementary to middle school, then check out Lucy and CeCee’s How to Survive (and Thrive) in Middle School by Kimberly Dana to learn the ropes. Kidzworld has the e-book review.

How-To

BFFs Lucy Pringle (a wannabe popular girl) and CeCee Cruz (a Lord of the Rings-obsessed brainiac) have put together an entire book on how to survive the struggles of middle school. In each chapter, they give advice on a new topic, including teachers, school work, fashion, dating, friendships and gossip. Their tips are definitely worth noting. There’s only one problem: Lucy and CeCee don’t follow their own advice!

Struggles

Throughout their 7th grade school year, they’re faced with many different trials. Lucy crushes on Josh Land, who’s dating the most popular girl in school. Meanwhile, her mom humiliates her by trying to get uniforms put into the school. CeCee gets her first BF, much to Lucy’s dismay. She also puts so much pressure on herself to get straight As that she develops an eating disorder.

A Falling Out

As the year progresses, the BFFs have a falling out over minor things, like CeCee’s invitation to miss popular Kandi Klass’s birthday sleepover. But jealousy and petty differences can be overcome, especially when it comes to the strong bond of BFFs. Or can they?

The Bottom Line

Half how-to book, half duel diary, Lucy and CeCee’s How to Survive (and Thrive) in Middle School will give you a great snapshot of a typical middle school experience. The book is riddled with countless different fonts, which gets a little overwhelming at times, but also adds some pizzazz. It provides other cool segments as well, including “Interesting Factoids,” “Horoscopes,” and “Lingo Lessons,” which defines various tween slang phrases, such as pencil beggar, grade grubber and gossipfy. If you’re looking for the ultimate tween book, this is it!

Have Your Say

Do you have any advice for middle schoolers? Tell us in our comment section below!

 

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Nandez
Nandez posted in Say Anything:
thanks for posting this Kristen. I think that it is a tough subject to talk about with other people and honestly I think it's good to talk about it in a moderate amount. Now that more pepole are being diagnosed with learning differences or some sort of other mental health disorder, I think that talking about it and informing people will only make it easier for people to feel less awkward or the odd man out. That's how I found about that I am not the only person in the room who has ADD. I'm more willing to come out and talk to people and discribe what I have to go through on a daily basis to raise awareness. School will always be hard for me so I look at my strengths to help push me forward in life. 
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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Say Anything:
Oh wow, a genuine trigger warning. Did the memes teach you nothing?  First off, an actual warning. Take no action based on what you've read here without first consulting a mental health professional.  Now, I have a lot of experience in mental illness. I have ADHD(Pre-DSMV), an anxiety disorder, and I've tested significant for bipolar (Pre-DSMV).  My best advise is to find a therapist that you personally connect with. It's not about being comfortable, because a good therapist will challenge your thoughts, but you need to be able to accept those challenges. And to do that, you'll need a therapist that you mesh with.  Aside from that, good medication can go a long way to helping you live with your mental issues. However, this isn't true for everyone, and it should be handled by a medical professional. 
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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Say Anything:
I mean, it's a problem, but it's a problem that most all hormonal teens go through. 
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jordand08
jordand08 posted in Say Anything:
Yes, there's so many things I wish I was told that I wasn't.
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Kirsteeeeen
This is great, Kris! Loved it.  Thank you :) It's one of those things I wish someone had said to me in the past, y'know?
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