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Mackenzie Blue
     

Mackenzie Blue

4.3 164
by Tina Wells, Michael Segawa (Illustrator)
 

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Meet Mackenzie Blue, aka Zee

She has it all—smarts, talent, humor, and style. . . .

Is it enough to survive middle school?

Countdown to a 7th Grade Meltdown

1. Your BFF moves away.

2. Someone steals your diary and reveals your deepest secrets—to the entire class.

3. You have one chance to become a rock star and one chance to totally

Overview

Meet Mackenzie Blue, aka Zee

She has it all—smarts, talent, humor, and style. . . .

Is it enough to survive middle school?

Countdown to a 7th Grade Meltdown

1. Your BFF moves away.

2. Someone steals your diary and reveals your deepest secrets—to the entire class.

3. You have one chance to become a rock star and one chance to totally blow it. Guess what!? All three happened to me! School's a disaster already. Don't get me wrong—I love Brookdale Academy and I have a fabulous crew of friends. (At least, I think I do.) But, if I'm going to survive, I need all the help I can get!

Editorial Reviews

Kidsreads.com
“Well’s heroine is spunky and creative, an open-hearted everygirl with a love of words, art and music. Young readers will find much to inspire them in her story.”
ALA Booklist
"This lighthearted series [is] sure to please girls all too aware of the impending approach of middle school."
Children's Literature - Jennie DeGenaro
Mackenzie Blue, nicknamed "Zee," confides in her diary. She is lonely and unhappy when her best friend moves to France. When Zee loses her diary, she is devastated. She is sure it was stolen when direct quotes from her diary appear on the white board in her classroom. Zee makes several mistakes in assuming the guilt of her two best friends at school. She goes about trying to find out if they are guilty in the wrong way. In addition, Zee has a crush on a boy in her school and tries to think of ways to have him notice her. Also, Zee is flattered when a popular girl in school appears to want to be her friend, but she finds the girl is not the person she appears. The author describes Zee's experience with her classmates. Zee tries out for a singing contest, hopeful of winning. Her music teacher and brother encourage her and help her prepare for the contest, but another girl wins first place. Zee is disappointed, however she is a good loser, and plans to try again next year. Girls who enjoy reading about girls their age will especially like this book. It captures the feelings and actions of girls between eight and twelve. Boys, too, may enjoy learning how girls think and react in certain situations. Parents will approve of the clean language, morals and ethics demonstrated throughout this book. Reviewer: Jennie DeGenaro

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061583087
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Series:
Mackenzie Blue Series , #1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Tina Wells founded Buzz Marketing Group when she was only sixteen years old. Today, Tina continues to run her company and lives outside of Philadelphia. Tina says, "Mackenzie's crew reminds me now of my own group of friends! And like Mackenzie, I had big dreams and worked hard to make them come true."

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Mackenzie Blue 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 164 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received copy of this book from a friend and I thought it was great! The topics are waht you find in everyday life with young people. I really like that fact that it's not over the top, as far as things that our young people don't need any more exposure to. This book is just enough.. I hope there will be more. From what I have looked up about this young lady she has a bright future in front of her and I'd love to see more of her work in books to come. So talented this really can't be the first book she wrote, I'm blown away.
LaLaLand123 More than 1 year ago
Mackenzie Blue is an awesome book! It has a great story to learn from and a lesson.Learn to trust your close friends and not the popular ones.Listen to your heart and you'll find the answer. Have fun but don't ruin the book!ENJOY!!!!!
Lizabklyn More than 1 year ago
This is a good book if you are looking for something that you just want to read for fun. I read it in the summer while I was at sleepaway camp and when I had a chance to read I would read it and I would bury my face in it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this serious. As it twists and turns, i feel in love. I hope you like this as much as me!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a goog book about mackenzie!!!!!!!!!!! My name is mackenzie,too!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so fabblas
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book and wanted the second in the series for Christmas.
Oyin Adetola More than 1 year ago
I had to read it one more time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ugg but it was so goood
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LUV THIS BOOK BTW DID U KNOW THAT: the dead sea is not a sea its a lake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :}
Rachel Elbogen More than 1 year ago
I luv it its sooo giod
nuttybar6789 More than 1 year ago
Really a great book, I loved it!!! Now I am reading the second one.
Nancy Ou More than 1 year ago
couldnt put it down until i foumd myself reading into the night!!! ^?^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BOOOOO!!!! THIS STINKS LIKE ROADKILL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is the book about? Should I read it?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a awesome and amazing and wonderific book.Who ever likes fictional books should read this one! WONDERIFIC!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks like something for 6 year olds and im older than that :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really good i couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its awsome. Can't stop reading it over. And i'm just 9.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was awesome,and it was basically the same idea as dork diaries. I would recommend this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book sooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!! I also love this seireis!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey i want to buy this anyway i couldnt borrow your book cuz i dont have a credit card number in it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to my friends. It's a great book