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The Middle School Survival Guide: How to Survive from the Day Elementary School Ends until the Second High School Begins

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The only survival guide a middle school kid will ever need.

It can be the best of times. It can be the worst of times, too. Middle school happens at that tumultuous time in life when one’s not a teenager and not a little kid. Middle school means being a middle-aged kid. Expectations—from teachers, parents, friends, siblings—can all change dramatically, causing worry and co
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Walker Childrens
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AnnieM
Dec 25, 2014 AnnieM rated it it was amazing
The book is definitely the best for kids and parents going through this difficult time. I'm a firm believer that if kids can make it through this stage, the rest of their life is going to be much easier.

I love when books are challenged. While this boom is over ten years old, most of the content is solid. It covers everything from school, homework, to bullies, sex, puberty, and pregnancy.

With that list, clearly someone was going to challenge it. It is real and honest. While the information makes
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Lila
May 27, 2015 Lila rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend The Middle School Survival Guide by Arlene Erlbach. It truly prepared me for all aspects of junior high. Its four main categories- fitting in, academics, changing expectations, and serious issues are informative and extremely helpful! If I could, I would formally thank Arlene Erlbach for everything she’s done for me. This book is a must for any incoming middle schooler.
Lena White
Apr 24, 2016 Lena White added it
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Erlbach, A. (2003). The middle school survival guide: How to survive from the day elementary school ends until the second high school begins. New York: Walker & Co.

Citation by: Lena White

Type of Reference: Handdbook

Call Number: teen 373.18 erlb

Content/Scope: This open and honest guide is aimed at fifth to eighth graders. It covers topics inherent to middle school life, such as peers, home-life, and transitions. The topics are covered in no-nonsense language and can include information on sex
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Sandy
May 15, 2013 Sandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was really good. It is exactly what it is called - a survival guide. It has a lot of information about changing from the elementary style - one class to the many classes of middle and high school. How to deal with teachers, other students and your family at this time in your life. It was challenged in a school district because it talks about things that a middle schooler will see and might be exposed to- sex, drugs, violence. The author does use correct terms for body parts and talks ...more
Paige
Jan 29, 2013 Paige rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book a 3 because it did give a lot of useful information to get you through the somewhat tragic and difficult year of middle school. The book taught me how to "charm" a teacher, do well in school, what to do, when you should do it, what not to do, etc. I also enjoyed the book because the author added some humor into the read. Some reasons as to why I didn't rate this read 5 stars is because I noticed that it gave just general and some boring information. I felt as though the author ...more
Dreamergirl
Sep 11, 2011 Dreamergirl rated it liked it
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Okay so this book really had some interesting parts, but I thought it would have more stuff on other topics too, for example like Stick Up For Yourslef by Gershen Kaufman. I loved how the writer Arlene Erlbach writes with such light-hearted humor and that's what made it a fun book to read. I also liked how it was very straight forward and it makes it much easier to read than for example a book that would go "around" things because the author doesn't know what the right advice is give to young ...more
Jack
Jan 29, 2013 Jack rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I though this book was a great book for me as an 8th grader. I thought this because I am going to be at the High School next year. This book gave a specific details about what I should do to make my teachers like me, how I should act around my friends and teachers, and many more. This gave me in depth detail. one thing I thought they could have give more information about was how to find some new friends. Over all I thought this book was good.
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Arlene Erlbach is the author of more than forty books for young people — both fiction and non fiction. Her first book and first try at writing Does Your Nose Get in The Way, Too? won a Romance Writers of America Award for best Young Adult novel of the year. Her interviews and advice books The Best Friends Book, The Families Book, are recipients of Parent’s Choice awards. “Voice of Youth ...more
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