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If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed by Julie M. Prince for TeensReadToo.com

Kirsten McKenna's got a lot on her mind, and on her body for that matter. She gained 30 pounds over the summer, thanks to her dysfunctional parents and their constant arguing. Maybe that's why her best friend, Rory, has stopped hanging out with her. Or maybe it has some...
Kirsten McKenna's got a lot on her mind, and on her body for that matter. She gained 30 pounds over the summer, thanks to her dysfunctional parents and their constant arguing. Maybe that's why her best friend, Rory, has stopped hanging out with her. Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that Rory is now hanging with the popular crowd. Either way, Kirsten is relieved to find a new group of friends, including Walker "Walk" Jones.

Walk is new at this school and it's a whole different world from the City school he came from. Everyone knows he's here on scholarship, and some kids just won't let him forget it. Good thing he has one friend, Matteo, to count on. Oh, and there's that girl, Kirsten, too. She's pretty cool.

This was a quick read, but not because the content was simple. The plot kept the pages turning. The short chapters alternated between Kirsten's and Walk's perspectives, which was perfect for the pace of the book. It was portrayed as a simple middle school read, nothing out of the ordinary, but it delivered so much more. This book was very like something one might find from Judy Blume, in both voice and subject matter. Smart, insightful characters dealing with adult-world challenges while living with everyday life at school -- the good, the bad, and the downright nasty.

posted by TeensReadToo on November 2, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Good issues to address

When I first picked up this book, I was excited because I thought it was going to be very interesting after reading the cover information. The book is rated for ages 10+ and is written at a level appropriate for 4th/5th graders. However, I felt the sensitive issues it...
When I first picked up this book, I was excited because I thought it was going to be very interesting after reading the cover information. The book is rated for ages 10+ and is written at a level appropriate for 4th/5th graders. However, I felt the sensitive issues it covered was more middle school oriented. The discussion of body image, racial stereotyping and divorce are common issues that all kids deal with and should be discussed with them, but I feel that the content of the book and the reading level of it did not mesh well. It is one I would not feel comfortable reading in my fourth grade classroom, but feel that for a sixth or seventh grade teacher, it would be a very good stepping stone to start a discussion of these issues.

posted by Anonymous on May 21, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Funny

    The first sentence is
    This is lame but Im actually looking foward to school this year, because every day this summer was like crap: dog crap, cat crap,I even had a few elephant crap days- trust me it was bad.
    It was only 150 pages, but i laughed all the way through it especially at her little sister Kippy

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    READ THIS BOOK!!!!!

    This is a fantastic book read it!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    To all who say this book stinks

    You pepole have no taste! This book is one of the best books ive ever read. Trust me tp tell you ive read lots of books. To pepole who dont know weather to read it or not. You totallly should its super good. Its mixed with humor, a tiny bit of seruios and a supris twist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    LEXI TO TONY

    I got locked out of all the books ive ever posted in... help.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    If U tap here, your hamster will explode jk (maybe)

    Ok so for those of you who are bad mouthing this freggin book saying thats its blah or whatever, YOU SICKEN ME! Wait till your spoiled self gets into middle school and you see all if this stupid drama that happens. For those of you who are african american, just know that as good, is not god enough. Teachers WILL label you as one of the dumb minority kids and they will not treat you like anybody els unless you excel. I feel bad for Walker. I hate being in situations like his. But it happens. Anyways, I thought that the book was very suspenseful and very realistic. This sort of stuff happens every day! STAY TRUE MY PEOPLE! LOL

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Awesome @#$%&

    I agree why write a 5 paragraph review when the reviews is a way for kidsto communicate it is really bad someone tell B&N

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Tap here please

    Im cunfused with this cat clan worrior thing going on y r u talking about this wen the book has nothing to do with it please explain -Z ps im looking for nook friends so if u want 1 ask me

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    To Mistyfoot

    Hey Mistyfoot, I'll be Shadowkit. Please reply soon.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Can i join

    Im a she cat with black fur and green eyes im a warrior and my name is codeclaw

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2011

    Great for a pre-teenage mind!!

    excellent!

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  • Posted January 30, 2011

    A great book!

    This is a great book. As a teacher, I like to do book clubs. This is our lastest book for book club. Both the kids and me love it! I highly suggest reading it. No matter your age, I assure you, you'll love it.

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  • Posted January 17, 2011

    A must have!

    This book is hilarous, and very much like Gennifers other books. Great for kids and adults, this book keeps you reading to the last page. Why are you still reading this, when you could be reading this book?!

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  • Posted October 17, 2008

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    Great <3

    Amazing book, I don't get the title though, it's a really good book. I enjoyed it a lot :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2008

    A reviewer

    If you are looking for a great book to give to a child 9-12, this is the best book to give! I am 11 and know that for a fact! I cried and laughed and the book was just outstanding. We should take the lessons given and really use it in our lives!

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