All's Faire in Middle School
Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she's eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she'll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the qu ...more
ALL’S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL is very different. For starters, it’s about a girl whose parents work at a faire. The renaissance faire is quite an important element, so if like me you never think about faires and never really were quite that interested in them, it will not impress you.
To be honest, I think this is a fair bo ...more
Victoria Jamieson presents a story about navigating middle school but with a twist. Imogene's grown up with her Renaissance Faire family. Every summer since she can remember, she's worked at her parents' shoppe and this year she's finally becoming an apprentice in the cast. She's also starting middle school (her choice) after years of being homeschooled. Middle school, it turns out, is trickier than Imogene had anticipated and she finds her ...more
Imogene (Impy) lives with her family in a run down apartment, and has been homeschooled for years, because her mother and father both work at the local Renaissance Fair. With middle school approaching, Impy has decided that she wants to go to public school, although she is apprehensive about how the other children will treat her and how she will fit in. She is lucky on the first day when Mika invites her to sit with her at lunch with her friends Sasha and E ...more
Cute book. Pretty sub-standard middle school plot line - new girl, having a hard time fitting in, mean girls etc., but with the addition of the Renaissance fair setting (Impy's parents and their fellow actors were so well done). The illustrations were great though, I really liked how the author drew background character's facial expressions. Even if they didn't speak during that particular panel I still understand their opinions/feeling/etc.
I still prefer Awkward or Sunny Side Up for mi ...more
From the author of Roller Girl comes another tale of middle school and what true friendship looks like. Imogene has been homeschooled her whole life to accommodate her family's involvement in a local Renaissance Faire. Imogene loves the Faire; she helps out in her mother's shop, and aspires to be a knight someday. Imogene decides to give middle school a try instead of homeschooling. It sounds like a great idea at first, but as the first day draws nearer and nearer, Imogene's anxiety about the fi...more
Imogene’s attempts at adapting to Middle School and her painful contortions to fit-in were well-depicted and I’m sure all of us can relate to in some manner or other. Some of the bullying and mean girl situations did feel exaggerated, unless things can really get that bad, in which case, middle school is a terrifying place....
And, WOW, middle school is TOUGH.
This medieval meets middle school graphic novel was so adorable!
After years of being homeschooled by her Renaissance Fair employed parents, Imogen has decided that it's high time she entered the strange arena of public school. Navigating the two worlds is a challenge, but surely a new squire like herself can handle mean girls, peer pressure, friendship issues, sibling trouble, and more without a problem. Right?
My only hesitation (and thus the 6th&up recommendation) is that Impy ge ...more