Everybody Bugs Out (Annabelle Unleashed Series #3)

Everybody Bugs Out (Annabelle Unleashed Series #3)

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by Leslie Margolis
     
 

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A couple of Annabelle's friends already have dates for their first school dance and Annabelle knows exactly who to ask. There's only one problem, her friend Claire also likes Oliver and she's essentially called dibs. To make things worse, Annabelle has to partner with her secret crush on their science fair project. Leslie Margolis captures another unforgettable

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A couple of Annabelle's friends already have dates for their first school dance and Annabelle knows exactly who to ask. There's only one problem, her friend Claire also likes Oliver and she's essentially called dibs. To make things worse, Annabelle has to partner with her secret crush on their science fair project. Leslie Margolis captures another unforgettable moment of junior high drama in this third book in the Annabelle Unleashed series.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Krisan Murphy
Annabelle Stevens slides into the New Year at Birchwood Middle School in a cozy cocoon of close friends, until the love bug strikes. With strong characterization of the wide spectrum of middle school girls and boys, the author sets in place a conundrum of secret hopes and fears among Annabelle and her classmates. The hottest topic is the buzz of the upcoming Valentine Dance, while preparing for a science fair project due on the same day is the imminent reality. As the story unfolds, Annabelle gladly drifts along with the personalities of her friends—from the fashion savvy, Claire, to the dictionary totting, Emma—in a typical desire to fit into the school scene. When the science fair project pairs Annabelle with Oliver, an attractive, friendly, and intriguing lab partner, Tobias insists there is some attraction between Annabelle and Oliver. Annabelle's attempt to keep her crush on Oliver from her close friends eventually backfires. Not only does the protagonist struggle with secret hopes, she also battles secret suspicions which lead her to rescue another student from a poor choice. By the end of the story Annabelle discovers her own strengths and more fully understands her heart. This novel includes the high-drama of one middle school student who matures through conflict, but also encompasses a few others who date, text, keep secrets from parents, and have reputations of collecting kisses. Students who enjoy Annabelle's adventures will also eagerly read other books for middle schoolers by Leslie Margolis. Reviewer: Krisan Murphy
School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—Annabelle's first year at a coed middle school continues to provide challenges and opportunities to observe that human and animal behavior are not all that far apart. This time it is the bugs that take center stage. It is February and everyone seems to be paired up in anticipation of the big Valentine's Day dance except Annabelle. Even her secret crush/science-fair partner has been snatched away by her friend Claire before she could declare her interest in him. Since love doesn't seem to be in the cards, can their project on how colors attract bugs at least win them first prize at the science fair? While the connection between bug attraction and first crushes is a bit of a stretch, Margolis makes a great attempt to make a case. Annabelle's mix of confidence and anxiety is spot-on for tween readers, and this third installment in the series will not disappoint fans of the first two.—Kathleen Meulen Ellison, Sakai Intermediate School, Bainbridge Island, WA
Kirkus Reviews

Margolis delivers a vivacious third installment in the Annabelle Unleashed series.

It is post–winter vacation, and Annabelle is full of New Year's resolutions and hope for the new semester. However, her equanimity is short-lived, as she finds herself embroiled in a multitude of secrets. Two key events occurring over the upcoming Valentine's Day weekend—the science fair and the first school dance—have created a moil of anxiety and intrigue among Annabelle and her friends. Annabelle silently nurtures a secret crush on her gregarious science-fair partner, Oliver. However, her silence leads to distress when good friend Claire openly declares her intent to ask Oliver to the dance. Is it too late for Annabelle to be honest with herself, her friend and Oliver about her crush? Annabelle also finds herself in a quandary when she discovers Emma's boyfriend has cheated on his science-fair project; Annabelle must decide when it is OK to divulge a secret. Margolis' breezy tone nicely conveys the peaks and valleys of middle-school life.

Readers will be cheering for Annabelle as she struggles to extricate herself from this tangled web of subterfuge.(Fiction. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599908281
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Series:
Annabelle Unleashed Series, #3
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
502,283
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Leslie Margolis is the author of numerous books for young readers, including the Annabelle Unleashed books Boys Are Dogs, Girls Acting Catty, Everybody Bugs Out, and One Tough Chick, as well as the Maggie Brooklyn mystery series. The Disney Channel movie Zapped!, starring Zendaya was inspired by the first book in the Annabelle Unleashed series, Boys are Dogs.
www.lesliemargolis.com
@lesliemargolis

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Everybody Bugs Out 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good author good books they go together like peanut butter and jelly
lucie florestant More than 1 year ago
She really needs to make a movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this series, this one is definitely my favorite. In the middle of middle school drama setting it emphisizes a girls challenges. I would recomend this to a reader who enjoys mellow uneventful books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book a lot. It had some romance, drama, and really funny parts. But I wouldn't read this book if you are into fantasy or adventure, it's more of a sit down not cliff hanger book. But otherwise I really liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just read the sample and its SO good!!!!! Should i buy it???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am only in 10th grafe but I love this original series every girl needs to read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait to read this book. I have read every single one of these books. Leslie margolis makes books great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good, but the first and second were best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing kept me on the edge of my seat. I stayed up a whole in tire night staying up reading it im only twelve and this is on my list of not just good books but amazing books i hope theres more to come in annabelles future
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read " Boys are Dogs" and " Girls Acting Catty" and they are both great books. Im hoping they have this book at my school library. ;) me out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The other two books are really good, problems with guys, problems with girls and now problems with relationships. Leslie is an amasing author, i just love how she covers the real problems in life. Keep it up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book sooooo much i even put it in my top ten fave series!!!!!!!!:))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Toats recomend this is a toats good book i loves it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very suspending and its sorta to romantic if u ask me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool book i toats recommend. Read some other books she's written though like the i.e (maggie brookyln mysteries ). I'm currently readin them take it frum me they rock! You know like step out your comfort zone explore diferent generes a bit peeps. These books rock but this isn't the only book in exsistance.
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The book Everybody Bugs Out is about this girl named annabelle and she has 4 really good freinds. Annabelle goes to class and has to do a sceince projecg for the sceince fair her partners is this boy she really likes but her freind loves him to and the school dance is coming up on valentines day...
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Awesome book!! Should totally read if you haven't already. If they were to make a movie on this series I would totally love to play Annabelle!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can not wait 2 buy this book! I read number 1 & 2 so i can not wait to buy this one!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im in 4 grade and read boys are dogs in summer.it waz the best book i eva read.i wanna read the next two next.if u a gurl having some probs,check these books out! P.S,my bff name is lessley.;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want Leslie to come out with another book for this series!!! I have read all 3 books and absolutely loved every singlle second of reading them. They are great books and I can't wait until she comes out with another book for the series!!!!!! :{ (<- mustache)