The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Middle School
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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Middle School

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by David Borgenicht, Ben H. Winters, Robin Epstein
     
 

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Homework, hormones, heartache...middle school has no shortage of perils. Never fear, the authors of the best-selling Worst-Case Scenario series return with a survival guide for those who are facingor just about to facethis big transitional time in school and life. The handbook is packed with funny-but-useful tips for the trickiest situations that crop up in middle

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Homework, hormones, heartache...middle school has no shortage of perils. Never fear, the authors of the best-selling Worst-Case Scenario series return with a survival guide for those who are facingor just about to facethis big transitional time in school and life. The handbook is packed with funny-but-useful tips for the trickiest situations that crop up in middle school, like taking charge of a too-busy homework schedule, dealing with a cold shoulder from a friend who has suddenly become just too cool, avoiding common e-mail and cell phone disasters, and more.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heather Robertson Mason
Middle school. Probably, it is the hardest two or three years of a child's schooling. It is the age when kids begin to break free from their parents and struggle to find themselves. They also struggle with grades, friends, bullying, locker rooms, dating, and a myriad of other challenges. Readers, do not worry. The authors of this book are here to help. Like the title implies, the book is a series of tips about surviving middle school. The topics range from how to handle the mountains of homework, to how to stay out of a fight, to how to pass time in detention. The tone is conversational and friendly. The illustrations are humorous without making fun of the text. And the advice is pretty good, too. Typically, books of this genre tend to be preachy and encourage kids to do the exact things that they are trying to avoid. This book is different. The advice these authors offer is practical and realistic, if not always what the experts might say. For example, under the topic "How to Survive a Bully," the authors do not advise kids to tell an adult right away, but to try to have a poker face and get out of the situation as quickly as possible. They do encourage an anonymous note or email to the school, but they realize that obviously telling on a bully might make the situation worse. Overall, the message is one of positivity. They encourage kids to be who they are and to do what is right. They just make that message sound real. Reviewer: Heather Robertson Mason

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811868648
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
06/17/2009
Series:
Worst Case Scenario Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
207,889
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

David Borgenicht is a writer, editor, publisher, and co-author of all the books in the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series.

Ben Winters writes books, plays, musicals, articles, and lots of to-do lists. He lives in Brooklyn.

Robin Epstein is the co-author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it because it has good information about kids entering middle school, you could get atached to it realy well, I can use it in the rest of my life and when I have a problem at school. loved the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1 thing i hate when i am looking at the free sample is that it doesnt end on the correct page so i cannt get afull feeling if i like the book enough to get it!!anyway to happier times,ilove this book so much!tots gonna get it!what youread in the beggining of this reiview write, YES,if you agree!!Hope you agree;) :3 :)
Megan Rice More than 1 year ago
This book helped me tons!
Carly Holmes More than 1 year ago
This is great!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. First off, the girl who decided that every1 was a B-OTCH if they didnt help is her is just annoying and rude so dont listen to her. Since im nice i WILL decide to give her tips. First off decorating ur locker is fun but u will spend such a little amount of time there it wont matter that much. But u can put up cut pics of ur frends and stuff! Also a locker miror is cool to make sure u look good before class. A locker shelf is a must for orginization. Makeup isnt amust tho and u shud only add the neccesaties like lip gloss and eye shadow and/or eyeliner+mascara. U dont need a bf to have fun btw Theres also binders and pens penxils and highlighters wich is a must btw. And lastly REMEMBER ORGINIZATION IS KEY!!!! also IF U WANT TIPS BUY THE BOOK DUH
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book is the best book for ages ten to twelve i love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luv this book, thnkz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is such a great help!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
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Kiss your hand and post this to three other books and look under your pilow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:):):) smliley face!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It gives you information that will help you in midde school and it might give you hormons information but after aall ot will seem like a good book only you ae to middle school or just begging middle school
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a darn sixth grader who dont need to hear about some dagom horamones. To inaopropeyet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many pages does it have????????????????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was alright but the sample was WACK with a xtra capitol W
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are amasing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! Amazing book! It has a ton of tips and hints for surviving middle school! I love it because it gives me practical and useful information, and it isn't telling me to do what i am trying to avoid. I would recommend this to anyone entering middle school or already in middle school. Great for ages 10-14. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This here book is really hepful and a fun read. Iwould read this for fun any day. I love that it tells you not to get in a fight, how to solve a teaher problem, how to get over a friend breakup, how to make new friends and how to dance at a dance. I very well do recommend this book for kids startin ot in middle school. The only thing I did not like was that it does not have a section on dating. Sincerly, An Alomost Middle Schooler
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont listen to the one guy that dislikes it. THIS IS A GREAT BOOK!!!!!!!
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Really good for soon to be six grabers or sixth through seventh grade BOYSand GIRLS!!. From. A seventh grade girl
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