My Mom Married the Principal

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When your stepfather is also the school principal everyone starts asking you for favors ItÆs only the first day of school, but news travels fast when youÆre in eighth gradeùJonah TrumanÆs mother has married the principal! Now nothing Jonah does will be a secret. ItÆs not easy, but with a little help from his matchmaking best friend, Jonah manages to navigate the ups and downs of eighth-grade flirtations, dates, and, worst of allùdrama club. Not since Betsy ByarsÆs Bingo Brown has there been such a likable ...
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Overview

When your stepfather is also the school principal everyone starts asking you for favors ItÆs only the first day of school, but news travels fast when youÆre in eighth gradeùJonah TrumanÆs mother has married the principal! Now nothing Jonah does will be a secret. ItÆs not easy, but with a little help from his matchmaking best friend, Jonah manages to navigate the ups and downs of eighth-grade flirtations, dates, and, worst of allùdrama club. Not since Betsy ByarsÆs Bingo Brown has there been such a likable character [as Jonah]à.Bechard has a wonderful grasp of adolescence. ùSchool Library Journal for Really No Big Deal

Eighth-grader Jonah Truman's life gets more complicated after his mom marries his school's principal during summer vacation.

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VOYA - Marian Rafal
As if eighth grade was not hard enough, now Jonah Truman has even more to worry about. Classmates are lining up, trying to use Jonah's influence with Mr. Decker, the principal, and since this summer, Jonah's stepfather. On top of that, Jonah is trying to get up the nerve to ask Katherine Chang out on a date, or is it Emma he really likes? And why did he ever let his friends talk him into joining the new drama club? This follow-up to Really No Big Deal (Viking, 1994) continues the lighthearted foibles of a group of middle school friends. Bechard deftly captures the agony of young adolescence, with trauma and confusion around every corner. Jonah is trying to adjust to his new family, his changing body, and the ebb and flow of both longtime and new friendships. A light and easy read for upper-elementary and unsophisticated middle school students. VOYA Codes: 3Q 3P M (Readable without serious defects, Will appeal with pushing, Middle School-defined as grades 6 to 8).
Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
Most middle schoolers look to the end of summer vacation with anticipation of renewing friendships, being involved in extracurricular activities and settling into the routine of school again. But not so for Jonah Truman. The most horrible things are happening to him. His mom remarried-but not just to some ordinary guy. No, she went and married the school principal, from the school were he spends every day, 180 days a year. How mortifying! Everyone knows! On top of this, adolescent hormones have kicked in; he admires Katherine from afar and is trying to work up the nerve to ask her out. His best friend has talked him into joining of all things-the drama club! How complicated can a guy's life get in the 8th grade? Readers will chuckle through this story of school, friendships, and living in a stepfamily.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8Jonah Truman is just your typical eighth graderunless you count the fact that his stepdad is the principal of his school. That doesn't stop Jonah from hanging around with wise guy Travis and his buddy Jerry, although he sometimes wonders about their motives. To make matters worse, his friend Amanda is convinced that Jonah needs help with his love life. She talks him into joining the drama club, convinced that it will be the solution to his problems. Indeed, his life does become interestingand complicated. Bechard keeps the tone light. The issues are those typically affecting eighth graders: peer relationships, interaction with the opposite sex, family. Most readers will relate to these characters who are struggling to define their personalities and manage their relationships. The title is a bit misleading; the family situation takes a backseat to the drama club and boy/girl relationships. Overall, this is a good book to suggest to readers who prefer undemanding contemporary fiction.Carrie A. Guarria, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY
Kirkus Reviews
Jonah's problems in eighth grade are mostly typical: getting up the nerve to ask a girl out, figuring out what to do when she says yes, getting dumped, fitting in. His mother's recent marriage to the principal complicates things a bit, but not much. Joining a drama group to be around Katherine proves at least as embarrassing, especially when he plays Cinderelvis, who wears a golden jock strap. This has all the luster of a phone call between eighth graders: the crushes, the would-be crushes, the waning crushes; Bechard (Star Hatchling, 1997, etc.) expands it into a novel, even though such conversations are sometimes less than compelling to anyone not participating directly. Amusing, with no staying power. (Fiction. 10-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670873944
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.78 (d)

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    It was Ok

    The book was okay but i didn't really see the problem....

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    Posted March 13, 2006

    Well....

    It was an interesting book but good nonetheless. It kept me laughing most of the time some things were disgusting but it was a good book.

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