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The Principal's Underwear Is Missing

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  44 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
When you're a sixth-grade nobody, the last person you want to accidentally zonk with a volleyball is Sloan "Selfie" St. Clair--the eighth-grade glamour queen of the school. But that's what happens to Becca Birnbaum, and it only gets worse when she tries to do Selfie a favor. She grabs the wrong shopping bag from the principal's office -- one containing a very personal item ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Feiwel & Friends
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Jennifer Y.
3 1/2 Stars

This book was an entertaining, quick read with relatable characters and a humorous plot.

When geeky sixth-grader Becca Birnbaum accidentally hits popular eighth-grader Sloan "Selfie" St. Clair with a ball during gym it sets off a series of events that no one would have ever expected including accidentally taking a bag containing the principal's bra...and then losing it. Humorous hijinks follow as this odd couple works together to try to find the principal's garment before they face eve
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Laura
Apr 05, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a silly book about a silly problem. It is very much over the top, and full of cliches and impossible situations, and stereotypes. It's that a bad thing? I'm not sure. This book was not written for me, it was written for middle school students, and I don't think that even they would take this book at face value, any more than kids would take Captain Underpants at face value.

Having said this, I find it very odd that such a big fuss is made out of a DD bra. But, like farts, bras are suppose
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Sandra Stiles
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What happens when sixth-grade nobody Becca Birnbaum accidently injures the richest and most popular girl in her school? A rocking good time happens. This is probably the funniest book I have read in a long time. Becca is one of those uncoordinated, trying to find herself in the big world of middle school sixth graders. When she tries to get a volleyball over the net and inadvertently bounces it off the ceiling and into an eighth grader who ends up breaking her arm, you know you are in for an int ...more
Barbara
There are several snort and laugh out loud moments in this book, and older readers will remain clueless as to why there is such a to-do about the principal's size DDD brassiere. But intermediate readers, especially girls, will find this title quite entertaining even though the outcome can be seen from miles away. Sixth grader Becca Birnbaum is lost in the crowd at James A. Garfield Middle School. Anyone who's ever attended middle school can attest to the fact that sixth graders are the lowest of ...more
Ms. Yingling
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline

When geeky 6th grader Becca accidentally breaks popular 8th grader Selfie's arm with a dodge ball, she tries to apologize, but it's hard to approach middle school royalty. She catches Selfie in the middle of a crisis, and after she helps out, gets drawn into Selfie's world in a weird way. Becca retrieves the teen queen's shopping bag from the principal's office, but grabs the wrong one, and the two end up with the principal's gigantic bra. Of course, it fal
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Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Howitt, Holly The Principal’s Underwear is Missing, 216 pages. Fiewel(Henry Macmillan), 2017. $17. Language: PG (o swears; lots of fake swears); Mature Content: PG (lots of bra and bra size talk); Violence: G.

Becca is a lowly boring sixth grader who is very involved with academics. After an accident involving the most popular girl in school, Selfie –Becca finds herself thrown into a madcap adventure to recover, you guessed it, the principals underwear (in this case an oversized bra). Now Becca i
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Natalie {I'd So Rather Be Reading}
Review: Even though this isn't my typical read, the title was just too funny to pass up. I can't tell you how many funny looks I got for carrying this book around, my copy was an ARC and was titled The Principal's BRA is Missing, how can you not snicker.

Straight up, this is an easy plot that is silly & exactly the kind of life altering situations that middle schoolers are plagued with; being awkward and trying to find where they fit while getting into one pickle after another.

Becca Birnbaum
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Lynette Pitrak
In this light and funny novel, sixth-grade Becca Birnbaum thinks her life is over when a wild volleyball serve breaks the arm of the coolest, most popular eighth-grade girl. Sloan “Selfie” St. Clair has a huge group of friends, a walk-in closet of designer clothes, a country club membership, and a vacation home in Switzerland. Rumors are that getting on her bad side is social suicide. But, as Becca is soon to find out, Selfie is friendly, kind, and fun– and sometimes more than a little irrespons ...more
E.A.
I received this book free in exchange for my honest review )

What a silly and fun book. I had so much fun reading it!

This was a light read that knows how to get you out of a bad mood. It had me in stitches at some points and I couldn't put it down. Becca and Selfie's growing relationship was something to watch. It's amazing how two opposite people can come together over a common cause.

The illustrations were cute, pretty and again super fun. I really had a time with this book, and you will to.
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Jen
Even though I was not the intended audience for this book, and middle grade works in general don’t usually appeal to me, I still found it quite enjoyable. The story features who middle school girls who could hardly be more dissimilar. But through the course of some shared misadventures, they learn to appreciate what the other has to offer, and even end up being friends in the end. A great example of the good that can come from keeping an open mind and an open heart. While the premise of the stor ...more
Allison Banmally
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it
The Principal’s Underwear is Missing is a silly middle school caper. When sixth grade nobody Becca Birnbaum accidentally injures eight grade goddess Sloan “Selfie” St. Clair, she attempts to make amends by doing one small favor. When Becca means to take a confiscated shopping bag for Selfie, she mistakenly ends up taking the principal’s shopping bag with a DDD bra inside instead. Selfie loses the bra, and the odd couple race through the school to find the ‘bra-napper’ and deliver it back to the ...more
Anne
I picked this up as an addition for the humor unit that our 8th grade English class does every year. It definitely has lots of middle school humor... Could be a good read-alike for fans of Dork Diaries.

When 6th grader Becca hits a wild volleyball that breaks popular 8th grader "Selfie" St Clair's arm, she thinks her days are numbered. However, she has started a crazy series of events that open her eyes to a side of middle school that she never knew existed before, especially when the principals'
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Laura Siebenmorgen
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All middle school girls
Recommended to Laura by: holly kowitt
I am 13 and I just loved this book! It helped me realize I was hanging out with the wrong people and I should make at least one GOOD friend! It also made me realize that not all popular people are mean and stuck up! I never read but if I do it takes more than a week for me to finish it but when I got this book I read it in 2 days!!! It is funny and entertaining! I LOVE IT !!!!!!
Nadine
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sixth grader Becca learns to look beyond the trendy clothes and makeup of eighth grader Selfie to solve a problem in a well plotted dilemma-to find principal Dr. Valentine's bra. Line drawings are on almost every page which enhance the characterizations and plot elements.
WKPL Children's/YA Books
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Miss Lisa chose to read this book due to the funny title! She really enjoyed the pranks and suggests that readers in 4-7th grade might enjoy it, too.
Melissa
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Shera
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rated by Bradynn - age 8
My rating would be 4 stars. It's a fun read but not really what middle school is like.
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Barbara Desmond
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was lucky to get my hands on an ARC but it said bra instead of underwear which I prefer. I wonder why it was changed. This was such a fun book. I started reading it last night and finished it this morning. It has pictures and is totally ridiculous but in a good way. I really needed this kind of book right now because it is raining and well I'm not in a good mood but this helped perk me up a little.

Becca is a sixth grader who I can totally relate to since I'm more like her than the girl whose f
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