A Good Kind of Trouble

A Good Kind of Trouble

by Lisa Moore Ramée


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ISBN-13: 9780062836687
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 76,841
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lisa Moore Ramée was born and raised in Los Angeles and she now lives in the Bay Area of California, with her husband, two kids, and two obnoxious cats. A Good Kind of Trouble is her first novel.

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A Good Kind of Trouble 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
NadineTimes10 13 days ago
Shayla's voice carries this story with humor, heart, and the authenticity of an imperfect but principled girl in progress. Even with this middle grade novel's social justice theme, it's just as much a mix of universal growing pains—adolescents facing the newness, excitement, and awkwardness of an awkward stage. It's the last third of the novel, though, that pulled me in the most. The depiction of the alarming shame it is when people are more concerned with stopping peaceful protest than with addressing the injustices that led to protest in the first place. The message of the value of human life. And what I may appreciate most about the novel is its nuance. The simple way it illustrates complexities in social and racial relations, and how Shayla's journey isn't just a path of easy, cheesy no-brainers. What she's dealing with isn't all black and white. Pardon the pun. I hope that many, many young readers of all backgrounds will get a hold of this amusing, relatable, timely, and inspiring read.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Lisa Ramee's poignant debut is a pitch perfect contemporary middle grade--reading it threw me back into the high drama of fragmenting friendships, cliques, innocent seventh grade boy problems, and Moms who draw the line at twelve year olds wearing makeup. Ramee nails the fraught nature of standing up and standing out when you're in seventh grade, along with the difficulties of negotiating mixed signals, missed cues, and misinterpretations of other people's behavior. Reading A Good Kind of Trouble, you can't help but be entirely immersed in what it feels like to be 12. But the real beating heart of this novel is Shay's budding awareness of social responsibility and political activism, and her sweet, heartfelt struggles to understand and articulate her feelings, her boundaries, and her needs clearly. As the Black Lives Matter movement gathers steam in her community, Shay is beginning to fully understand some painful realities about the world, and the way those realities can cause stresses in the community and even in the most solid of friendships. This beautiful story is so honest about the frictions and difficulties and hard choices Shay has to make. You'll cry, cheer, and applaud her courage and newfound maturity. I would seriously recommend this book for every middle grade reader and classroom. It's important and timely and hopeful and very, very moving.
MaleehaS 25 days ago
Loved this. The perfect middle grade companion to The Hate U Give. It gave me all of the middle school feels, which is equal parts good and bad (mostly good). Kids are awesome.