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(Dear Know-It-All #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  173 ratings  ·  14 reviews
In this start to an all-new series, Samantha begins writing her school paper’s advice column—and finds out fast that some things are easier said than written.

Every middle-school girl has questions about her future, but to star school newspaper reporter Samantha Martone, getting the scoop is her life. Sam plans to travel the world someday as a journalist, and in the meantim
Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Simon Spotlight
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Jennifer Goodman
It was a great book with good romance and I highly recommend it.
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
A bit too much romance for my tastes, but it was well written
Katie Fitzgerald
Dear Know-It-All is a paperback middle grade series by Rachel Wise about a seventh grader named Samantha Martone, who writes the anonymous advice column, “Dear Know-It-All” for her school newspaper. There are 11 books in the series, and I read the first eight, because that is all I could find in my local libraries.

The series focuses mainly on two things: writing and romance. Samantha - or Sam, as she is often called - is a star reporter on her school newspaper. The other star reporter is Michae
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Middle school student Samantha gets chosen to write the school newspaper's Miss Know-it-all's column. Also a reporter for the paper, she attends school board meetings where she stirs up trouble with the principal. Also she and her best friend both like the same guy. What letter will she choose to answer in her first column?
Dec 21, 2012 rated it liked it
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A really fun read! The narration was sometimes clunky, occasionally closer to Fancy Nancy than a 9-12 novel, but this would be a good transition series for fourth/fifth graders moving from series like Rainbow Magic to "real" novels. Sam is a believable protagonist who thinks much like a twelve/thirteen-year-old girl should. Her interest in journalism is fun and interesting. The plot progresses well and Read All About It is overall a quick and fun read.
Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens
This series opener is a winner! Great for tweens interested in being a journalist, but it will definitely appeal to any kid who has to juggle family, friends, school, and extracurriculars. And deal with a crush on top of all that!
Aug 12, 2015 rated it liked it
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Mostly charming, but with some messages I didn't care for (like that mocking celebrities poorly photographed in swimsuits is a good and normal hobby).
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
so much fun you dont want it to end
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