Amelia Rules! Volume 5: The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Unpopular (Amelia Rules! #5)
Amelia McBride and company are about to embark on their most daunting mission yet: navigating the promises and pitfalls of popularity at Joe McCarthy Elementary. A tricky task when you consider an unmatched pair of socks alone can cause ridicule for years to come. Really, though, all the gang wants is not to b...more
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There was definitely some humor in it. A few parts made me laugh, but the rest was entertaining enough. My only issue is that some of the conclusions Amelia makes aren't well set-up, and some of the scenes have odd actio ...more
This book is different from the others in that it's one long story, broken up into parts (Amelia decides to begin in the middle of the story for fun.) The ...more
1-Genre: Graphic Novel
2-This is a story of two friends Amelia and Rhonda. They both deal with the struggles of the popularity chain that each child struggles with. Amelia finally reaches her boiling point when her friend Rhonda is exposed to bullying day in and day out. So Rhonda decides that they need to follow the suggestions of the self-help book, "The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Unpopular". As the two follow the directions of t ...more
I just loved all the little in-jokes scattered throughout this graphic novel. For example, look closely at Amelia’s school and you’ll see this sign:
Joe McCarthy Elementary. “Weeding out the wrong element since 1952”
My favorite recurring character was Jenny, a tat ...more
It's been a while since I've read about any of Amelia's happenings, but the character is still entertaining and spunky. I think I've now read #1, 3, and 5 (this one), and it does not seem to matter if you skip any; the stories stand on their own.
This story is about the doom of being unpopular. Amelia and her friends explore why they are unpopular, what they could do to break free of that stigma, and what it means anyway. Some lessons ...more
I don't remember if this came out a little ways into my childhood, or if these being the "newer" (issued by Simon & Schuster) made a few stylistic differences, but this definitely had a different feel than previous issues. I still enjoyed ...more
Rhonda is done with being unpopular so she tries to drag her friends into a bid to being popular trying different things which all end as expected. But along the way we learn more info about not only our main characters bu ...more
Amelia McBride and company are about to embark on their most daunting mission yet: navigating the promises and pitfalls of popularity at Joe McCarthy Elementary. A tricky task when you consider an unmatched pair of socks alone can cause ridicule for years to come. Really, though, all the gang wants it to not be unpopular. Rising and falling through the ranks of nerd,geek -and cheerleader?- Amelia and her friends encounter riotous mo ...more
To accomplish their goal of not being unpopular they consult the book The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Unpopular…which offers all kinds of ridiculous popularity advice for them to try. They try out new hairstyles, new friends, and they even try out for cheerleading…with surprising results.
Funny, sincere and truthful as always - Amelia ...more
A cartoony feel to the art and some goofy humor mix with a solid emotional core to tell the heartfelt, funny, sad and crazy story of being a kid in middle school and doing your best to survive the experience.
My daughter introduced me to this series and I quickly became as big a fan as she was.
Appeal-The main character is a girl, but there are some close friends that are boys so I think boys who enjoy graphic novels that are "tweens" may enjoy this book, too. Younger students, such as 1st or 2nd graders, that have higher reading abilities could probably read this, but the content may not be as funny since it is geared toward the tween age group.
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Gownley's wonderful parody of a self-help book is outstanding. The best parts, though, are the ways that the main characters think their ways into and out of trouble.
Anyway, this one is just as good as all of the previous ones in the series. Rhonda's new hairdo will take some getting used to, however, but I think she's happy with it, so I can adjust.
And I would not, for anything in the world, want to go back to being ten years old and struggling with fitting into my peer group.
He has been nominated for 13 Eisner awards and 6 Harvey awards. His book Superheroes won the 2006 Cybil Award for best graphic novel for kids 12 and under.
He lives in Pennsylvania.