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Click Here: To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade (Erin Swift #1)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  2,069 Ratings  ·  280 Reviews
Imagine if all your personal thoughts about crushes, fears, enemies, and even kissing practice ended up on the Internet for everyone to read. That's what happens to Erin Swift when her super-secret blog and all of her musings on navigating the treacherous waters of seventh grade--including her feelings about herself, her best friend Jillian, her crushes, and growing up--ar ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 5th 2006 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jan 14, 2008 Emma rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone (mostly girls)
Recommended to Emma by: sam got it for me for my birthday
Click Here is an excellent book! It is actually my favorite book. The Author did a wonderful job making me laugh and enjoy every part of this story. Click Here proved to me that it was an extremly sucessful novel. I pretty much liked everything in this book. I think that every part of the novel actually worked for me, but I especially enjoyed the parts of the book where the main character,Erin, writes in her computer diary. It is really funny and makes you think. The author uses exellent word c ...more
Mar 02, 2016 Mariya rated it did not like it
Shelves: high-school
i don't even remember what this one was about. i only remember that she had big feet. not a memorable book.

Erin Swift is going into seventh grade. It’s her first year of middle school, and the first time she'll be separated from her best friend, Jilly. As she's working things out and settling in at her new school, she starts a private blog where she writes all her feelings and thoughts. Everything seems to be going great, until her secret blog is accidentally uploaded to the school website for everyone to read.

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This was SOOOO cute. Oh my Goodness. I loved it. I was really happy I picked this on
Jun 05, 2012 Lindsey rated it it was amazing
Click Here by Denise Vega is a phenomenal book about 7th grader Erin Swift and how her life gets flipped upside down. Imagine that you had a online diary and wrote everything (I mean EVERYTHING) on it. When you and your classmates made a internet for the school. When you were home sick and it was launching. They took the wrong file and your personal diary ended up on the front page of the internet. Well, that’s exactly what happened to Erin Swift. On her diary there was secrets like her crush, a ...more
Jul 13, 2008 Emily rated it liked it
Recommends it for: ages 10-15
"Click Here to Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade" was a great book. It was all about a girl named Erin Swift trying to survive seventh grade a.k.a. her first year at Molly Brown Middle School. It follows her life and talks about her first semester of school which includes crushing on a boy in home-room; losing a best friend; making new frinds; making a private web page and getting in REALLY tough situations! Read this book to find out how Erin P. Swift survives seventh grade.
Dec 12, 2012 Allie added it
"Click Here" is a cute book written from the perspective of a 7th grade girl who is socially awkward, shy, and hopeless in ove with a boy she can nly dmire from afar. i found it funny and relateabl because, as crazy as this may sound, i was once shy and awkward around eerybody and also kept a diary. its amusing to me to look at her blog enteries and think of my old diary and realize how similar they are. I woud reccomend this book to girls, becuase most girls know what its like to be ignored and ...more
Nov 20, 2008 Kaylee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Middle Schoolers
Recommended to Kaylee by: my sister
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Halinor Everdeen Cipriano
Feb 24, 2011 Halinor Everdeen Cipriano rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People who need a spirit lift (Spirosuction! :D)
Recommended to Halinor Everdeen by: A pile of books, that were buckling under the weight of this particular novel...
I found this read when I was shuffling through a shoulder high stack of books at my city's book fair. I seemed fairly satisfied with the basic storyline embossed on the back in glossy black writing, that was gathered within alluring, colorful and disturbingly pleasant pictures. (Disturbing because it was mostly pictures of candy, tongues and braces if I recall correctly, oh! And not to mention abnormally size-able feet...)
The story basically revolves around this young girl (really can't bother t
Feb 19, 2009 Jerrica rated it it was ok
Recommended to Jerrica by: Lilly (she lent me the book)
Shelves: 8th-grade
The book has potential, but it ends up like a regular middle school horror story book about a girl who loves a popular but thoughtful boy, has an enemy with a long, important sounding name (Serena Worthington, anyone?) and has a slightly more popular than her best friend. Erin tries to defeat the stereotype of normal, angsty, middle-school aged narrator but sounds like the rest of them. The author tried to mix it up, instead of the girl writing poems or drawing a piece and entering it in the sch ...more
Oct 10, 2007 Becca rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 8th/9th Graders.
Click Here is an excellent book because of the amazing word choice the author uses. I believe that that is kind of what middle school is like, how everything gets around so fast. When I read about the part where Erin accidentally gave the wrong disk to Tyler I felt absolutely bad for her. The things that she wanted to keep to herself were now all over the school intranet. Also I hated how Serina bumped into Erin and acted like a told snob and told Erin to watch where she was going… I absolutely ...more
Nov 04, 2009 Lauren rated it it was ok
click here by denise vega is a book about a girl with big feet braces and she loves totsie pops. she has a best friend (Jilly) who always seems to push her around. although she seems to take a stand for her self and stands up to jilly. Before that tho she realize sometimes friends are better than boy friends. So this is basically how she survived the 7th grade.

a text to text connection to the book O, O (olivia) is a basic suburbian girl who has her fist boy friend and she has to go through the 7
This was a really good book about a girl who has REALLY big feet, likes tootsie pops, plays basketball and soccer and has a crush on a boy in her homeroom. Her best friend(Jilly) is going to be on a different track then her for 7th grade, so she will have no friends. gladly, she DOES make friends, Rosie and mark(crushing homeroom guy!) But soon she has to make a dicision. Keep being pushed around buy Jilly, or make a stand for herself and become someone!
This book makes me cry in some parts, la
Dec 30, 2009 Cammi rated it it was amazing
This is the best book ever!!!!!! One of my favorites!!!!!!! I just read it and I am re-reading it. It is sooooo good!!!! Definatley one of my favorites. It is realistic fiction, about a seventh grade girl, and I could relate to her very well, and I finished it in two days, so it wasn't too easy, but it wasn't too hard, and it was great and interesting from page one to the end, which is very rare Denise Vega deserves five stars!!!!!!
Nov 25, 2009 Weronika added it
Recommends it for: Everyone with friendship problems
Have you ever told one person something from your diary and then regretted it? Well, I have, and I thought I had the worst until I read "Click Here (to find out how I survived seventh grade)" There was one girl at school (very unpopular) that had lots of friendship problems and to make it worse her WHOLE diary got posted in the school newspaper which everybody reads! I would really recommend this book because it has feelings in it and friendship problems that I went through.
Jul 23, 2013 Lauren rated it it was amazing
"Click Here is a great book!!!! It is my favorite book so far!!! I love books about guys and drama!!! So this book was so perfect for me!!! The book is about a girl named Erin Swift and she had her ups and downs at MBMS(Molly Brown Middle School) If you like reading about drama and guys and how to live through tough embarrassing times or sad times but som happy times than this book is perfect for you!!!"
Madison Meyer
May 06, 2011 Madison Meyer rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was very realistic. I read it in 7th grade and it actual taught me to never give up on people. It reminds me of the book im reading now but only its for freshman year. i really liked click here and im looking forward to reading the sequal that sydney is going to let me borrow (:
Jan 16, 2009 Brittany rated it really liked it
This is also an amazing book about a girl who embarrasses herself at school. She the learns how to resolve this and fix the mess she made for herself.
Jan 20, 2009 Kayla rated it it was amazing
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Nov 10, 2008 Lexi rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people who like sick and disgusting books
Recommended to Lexi by: no one
ack! this book is the creepiest ever!
Jun 20, 2009 Olivia rated it did not like it
Lame. Totally unrealistic. Something like that would NEVER happen in real life.
Malayne Simons
Dec 16, 2016 Malayne Simons rated it really liked it
The book Click Here by Denise Vega. Is about a new seventh grader, Erin Swift. She loves to do stuff on computers and she loves wearing snickers, she loves doing soccer. Erin and her friend Jilly get split up when the look at their new school classes. This is also the first time ever that they have been apart for school. You have to read and see if they get new friends or if they have the worst year ever. I liked this book just because you can compare and contrast to see if there school and are ...more
Loveliest Evaris
I thought this book would be weak, but it wasn't. Not to me, anyway.

Forgive me, review readers, but the best way for me to enjoy a book and to properly connect with one is if it has a character or situation that I can relate with.

Believe it or not, pretty much the same exact same thing Erin went through in this book happened to me.

I was in 7th grade. I had a best friend who became very close with a mean girl at school. No one liked this girl because though she was very intelligent (one of numer
Anna Strassel
Oct 11, 2016 Anna Strassel rated it it was amazing
I felt like I was in the book, my stomach actually dropped at one point it was so suspensful!
Jun 14, 2016 Heather rated it liked it
Click Here is a cute and enjoyable read, even though several elements of the story felt a bit contrived. Maybe it's because I didn't get bullied in middle school? Maybe it's because I wasn't a bully in middle school? Couldn't tell you.

The Good Bits:

*a short and easy read. I read the whole thing within a twenty-four hour period. It's short, the writing's simple, doesn't require too much from your brain.

*the sentiments, if not the events, are relatable. Even though I'm reading this as a college
Ah, seventh grade. Best known as the period during which beautiful, smart, confident children suddenly become awkward, self-conscious not-children-but-not-adults. Life suddenly produces all sorts of new pressures and expectations from parents, teachers, and friends. Kids quickly learn the meaning of unrequited love, and bullying takes on a whole new level. Seventh grade’s reputation is so bad I’ve actually met two different pro-school people who’ve made an exception for junior high or middle sch ...more
Lindsay (LindsayHWrites)
Mar 07, 2016 Lindsay (LindsayHWrites) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, 2015, 5-stars, reviewed
Review originally posted at [Edited to include Genre and formatting.]

Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars

Age Recommendation: 11+ (Middle Grade)

Genre: Contemporary fiction


"Somebody once told me that good friends are like Tootsie Pops, if you don't bite them they won't bite you."


Anyone who ever experienced bullying in school is bound to appreciate Click Here: To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade (henceforth Click Here). My mom gave me this book when I w
Oct 27, 2010 Emily rated it really liked it
Shelves: 7th-grade
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7th Grade Blues

Click Here
by Denise Vega

Click Here is an excellent work of fiction! The Author does a wonderful job making me laugh and enjoy every part of this story. The author uses excellent word choice and details that reminds me of what middle school is like for some kids. I also liked the books theme, which was surviving seventh grade. It was really realistic how the author describes how difficult school, or in this case, seventh grade can be.

Erin Swift and her best friend, Jilly, have be
Beth Rodgers
Feb 05, 2015 Beth Rodgers rated it really liked it
'Click Here (to find out how i survived seventh grade)' by Denise Vega was an enjoyable read overall. I enjoyed the story and the way that the friendships in it went through their ups and downs. The main character, Erin, has a best friend, Jilly, who seemed like someone you would definitely meet in middle school. Erin's insistence that Jilly only thought about herself - which was true enough - helped her to see that she needed to take some space for herself to learn more about who she was as an ...more
Mar 20, 2012 Katie rated it it was amazing
What would you do if your own personal diary (including your deep dark secret of pillow kissing!) was posted onto the school web page? In Click Here, Erin Penelope Swift deals with torturing bullies and not having any classes with her best friend. Through her troubles, Erin dumps out her heart onto a secret website that no one else is ever, ever going to see. Or supposed to see. But then a mishap happens and her world is turned upside down! Denise Vega’s Click Here had me flipping pages to the v ...more
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I've been writing since I was a kid but it took awhile to get published-I had to work at improving my craft! Click Here was the sixth novel I'd written, the first to be accepted for publication. It went on to become a bestselling title for the Scholastic Book Fairs/Clubs, won the Colorado Book Award for Young Adult Literature, and was a 2008 Louisiana Reader’s Choice Nominee. I was excited and ner ...more
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