Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5 – 6
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (February 27, 2018)
Gracie has never felt like this before. One day, she suddenly can’t breathe, can’t walk, can’t anything—and the reason is standing right there in front of her, all tall and weirdly good-looking: A.J.
But it turns out A.J. likes not Gracie but Gracie’s beautiful best friend, Sienna. Obviously Gracie is happy for Sienna. Super happy! She helps Sienna compose the best texts, responding to A.J.’s surprisingly funny and appealing texts, just as if she were Sienna. Because Gracie is fine. Always! She’s had lots of practice being the sidekick, second-best.
It’s all good. Well, almost all. She’s trying.
Funny and tender, Well, That Was Awkward goes deep into the heart of middle school, and finds that even with all the heartbreak, there can be explosions of hope and moments of perfect happiness.
So I saw this book on the cart and picked it up reading what it was all about. I thought to myself this could be a book that I would have read if I was in middle school. (If we go back in time I was mostly into ghost stories and vampires and historical books…I still read those! Anyways…) I thought this book might help middle age kids understand that everyone tries. We all are trying in life and doing the best we can.
Perhaps someone out there will read this book! Maybe I should put this in my to read pile. I do like the title and the book cover is eye catching! It’s modern and hip in way. Let me know what you think of this book.