101 Ways to Bug Your Friends and Enemies

101 Ways to Bug Your Friends and Enemies

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by Lee Wardlaw
     
 

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The fun, wacky series is back and middle schoolers will love the third zany installment!

Steve "Sneeze" Wyatt is back and muddling through typical middle school experiences in an entirely atypical way. Between dodging the meathead golf team bully and puzzling out why girls have him and his friends acting so odd, everyone struggles through the throes of

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The fun, wacky series is back and middle schoolers will love the third zany installment!

Steve "Sneeze" Wyatt is back and muddling through typical middle school experiences in an entirely atypical way. Between dodging the meathead golf team bully and puzzling out why girls have him and his friends acting so odd, everyone struggles through the throes of friendship and first love with a distinctly Cyrano de Bergerac spin. With a hilarious ensemble cast, plenty of zingy banter, and just the right amount of gross-outs, this latest in the 101 Ways series delivers exactly what fans want, and is sure to earn new ones too.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“This offers up an appealing protagonist, . . . diverse characters, as well as a nice blend of humor and sympathy. An entertaining read.”
From the Publisher
“With a unique cast of characters (including supportive parents) and plenty of conflict and humor, this is a good choice for reluctant readers.” — School Library Journal

“This offers up an appealing protagonist, . . . diverse characters, as well as a nice blend of humor and sympathy. An entertaining read.” — Booklist

Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Stephen J. Wyatt—a.k.a. Sneeze because of his allergies—is a boy genius cum inventor and has just arrived home from a driving trip to California with his parents. They went on the trip so Steve could present his "Nice Alarm," which awakens its user with two gentle taps on the shoulder instead of loud noises, to a manufacturer. Unfortunately, said manufacturer does not appear to be interested. Now he has to tell his friends he failed to sell his invention. Plus, he has to deal with bullies at the high school where he takes some classes even though he is still in middle school; and he realizes his second best friend, Hayley, makes his fingers tingle and his heart race. To make matters worse, Sneeze has arguments with his best friend Hiccup—a hypochondriac. First Hiccup accidentally kills Steve's fish by using household cleanser and bleach on their aquarium because he could not stand the green algae slime on the glass. Then Sneeze discovers he has to take P.E. in middle school, which means he will have to give up the computer design course he had planned to take at the high school. Later, after Hiccup helps by telling his friend about an afternoon martial arts class which will count as P.E., the two argue about whether Sneeze is trying to steal Hiccup's would-be girlfriend. But all is well that ends well. This third book in the "101 Ways to Bug..." series is funny and fresh and relates to problems all kids' experience. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan
School Library Journal
Gr 6–8—Steve "Sneeze" Wyatt, eighth grader and aspiring inventor, is having one heck of a year. Now that he's taking a few classes at the high school, things are becoming very complicated with friends and enemies alike: he's in love with Hayley, who, in turn, is in love with his high-school friend Cullen; he and best friend Hector (aka "Hiccup") are having spats; and a varsity golfer is bullying him. On top of that, his Nice Alarm was rejected at the Invention Convention®, which has put a damper on his ambition, and his hapkido class is interfering with his job at Gadabout Golf, which he loves. With a unique cast of characters (including supportive parents) and plenty of conflict and humor, this is a good choice for reluctant readers, including those who haven't read the first two books.—Laurie Slagenwhite Walters, Peachtree Montessori International, Ann Arbor, MI
Kirkus Reviews

In the third in the 101 Ways to Bug series, a group of middle-schoolers encounters a bullying high-school golf-team member and a series of first-love misadventures.

"Sneeze" Wyatt, who is unbecomingly plagued by serious hay fever, has just returned from a summer-long vacation to discover that: a) while he once merely admired his friend Hayley, now he loves her; b) she has a severe crush on a hunky new Hawaiian member of the high-school golf team, Cullen—who doesn't know she exists; c) Sneezes's best friend Hiccup—who is wracked by hiccups when stressed—loves martial-arts star Joonbi; and, d) Joonbi seems to truly adore Sneeze. Sneeze, tapping into a Cyrano de Bergerac concept, begins to writee-mails to Hayley, supposedly from Cullen, a plan sure to eventually fail. Fortunately, the dialogue that constitutes most of the narrative and drives the plot is largely believable. Less expedient is the lack of significant character development and the numerous references to events that occurred in the two previous volumes in the series. Readers that come upon this work first will find many of the allusions mystifying and might need a score card to keep track of thenumerous walk-on characters.

With a mildly humorous presentation and the all-too-familiar concept of young teens exploring unrequited love, this average effort joins a crowded field. (Fiction. 9-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101529393
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
606,048
Lexile:
600L (what's this?)
File size:
449 KB
Age Range:
10 Years

Meet the Author

Lee Wardlaw (www.leewardlaw.com) lives in Santa Barbara, California. Her 101 Ways to Bug Your Teacher was an IRA-CBC Children's Choice and earned many other state awards and nominations.

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101 Ways to Bug Your Friends and Enemies 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read all of it yet, but, it so far has been a AWSOME book. Barns and Nobles, Nooks are so called, "the best" readers but you dont even have 101 ways to bug your parents or 101 ways to bug your teachers
Donalisa More than 1 year ago
101 Ways To Bug Your Friends and Enemies is a must read! It is a hilarious story about middle school love. It is so funny. I was giggling frequently. My daughter kept trying to "steal" the book from me. "Hands Off!" The main character, Sneeze, is constantly coming up with crazy inventions. He makes a fool of himself around his crush who is crushing on someone else. He comes up with a plan to let her know he "loves" her but it is destined to fail. His friend, Hiccup, is obsessed with diseases. If the names don't tell you how fun this book is, I don't know what will!) I loved the book because it had adventures, "bad guys", puppy love and pranks. This book will be a favorite with your middle schooler. This story is witty and exciting. I can't believe I have never read the other ones. I will be reading them soon! Lee totally grasped the akwardness of middle school life and wonderful and not so wonderful feelings of first love. Everything about it is believable and reminded me of my own escapades in middle school. Way to remain a kid at heart, Lee! I received a free copy of this book for an unpaid honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading the 101 Ways books since I was eleven years old, and I was hooked on the funny writing style and endearing characters from the get-go! Now, seven years later, the books are still a not-so-guilty pleasure of mine, and the third installment in the series didn't disappoint! It's a witty, awkward-dorable exploration of first love which adds great development to the already terrific cast of characters. Highly recommended, especially if you read the other two books!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u look at it it says on the cover "A Novel" at the bottom right there!!!!!!! Like i said best book in my whole life!!!!!! Just finished it and for some reason i always get this weird feeling like i cant stop thinking about it for hours and hours... dont u get that feeling when u finish it?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There arecrazy people out there like they pick on you then there friends laugh at it gust to fit in with the mean snob group why are kids so mean why cant they pick on sommeone there own size im not saying im small or anything gust i hope this writer makes alot of money off this book but im not buying this book after reading the post i dont thinks it is a good idea why do we even write book when we can make video and tellour story to the world has anyone called you stinkbomb i have i get bullyed all the time at Union Ellementary School in West Virgina the teachers do nothing at all there so lazy this one teachrr is so fat it is not a pretty sight looking at her when she is bending over i feel bad for here daughter. Sincerly lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book
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This mad me mad i thought it was tell us how to bug our friends and enemies
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this would be a great book I am only on page 2 but I have seen a lot of people in my class who is reading it or have read it but I have been wanting to read it because I have seen people in my class read it and didn't start a new book when they could the next week so now i'm reading I only have a few days of school left only 3 days left until it's over but over my summer break I am going to contunie reading it over the break because I have been wanting to read it for so long and finally I get to read it because I got it from the book swap at my school and I was so happy when I found it I also got Dear Dumb Diary, 2 Goosebumps books, and the aline movie book, and 2 Spongebob books for my brother but i'm not going to read it I will read the other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This trilogy is one of the most funny and entertaining books I have ever read.
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I love how you have 101 ways to bug your parents.my friend got that out when we had a sub teacher. He cinduve didnt care because he didnt now he was geting annoyed or buged.
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Very funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive never read it but it looks awesome!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so awesome that I read over and over and when I got it at the for the first time i got this nook that Iaholding in my hands right now
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quirky characters and and a funny storyline make these books a must read!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brother and i love this book so dearly! We can' t wait 4 a new one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
101 ways to bug your parents or teachers both awsome but is this book good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome! A comedy, friend, and love story.I .LOVE. IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago