The Boy Project: Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister

The Boy Project: Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister

by Kami Kinard

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ISBN-13: 9780545345156
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.76(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.91(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author


Kami Kinard enjoys writing about the boyfriend quest more than she enjoyed experiencing it. A teaching artist on the SC Arts Commission’s Roster of Approved Artists, she writes from Beaufort, South Carolina where she lives with her husband and two children. Please visit her online at: www.kamikinard.com.

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    I, Kara McAllister, will change my image before the end of the school year. By “change my image” I mean “get a boyfriend.” And I know exactly how I’m going to do it. I’ll apply both my brains and the scientific method to the project. Hey, if the scientific method helped real scientists figure out the structure of an atom, surely it can help me figure out how to find a boyfriend!
    This pack of index cards will be perfect for inconspicuously taking notes on my subjects (boys) in their natural setting (school). The scientific term for this is “unobtrusive observation.” What method of research could possibly be easier? All you have to do is be a little sly while looking around.
    I’ll be the seventh grade version of Jane Goodall, except I’ll be observing boys, instead of chimps. Not that there’s a huge difference.

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The Boy Project: Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, it is true. My 12 year old daughter, 6th grade and curious about what it takes to get a boyfriend, simply ate this book up in less than 10 hours of reading between two days. Ah that all middle school moments could be dealt with by reading a colorful and clever YA book! I love that my daughter relates so fully to the main character, Kara, and even recognizes some of the characteristics of other players in friends at school. Storytelling is a great way to teach important life lessons! Thumbs up from this household.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A few weeks ago, i had the chance to meet the author of this book at a school assembly. I purchased the book, and took it home. At first, i wasnt sure how i would like it. But, this book is now one of my favorites. It feels so real. I read the book in 2 days. Although it isn't extraordinaryly long, it is long enough to make you fall in love with all the characters.
Cool_John More than 1 year ago
Full of memorable characters described in hilarious detail throughout this fast-paced entertaining read. I look forward to purchasing the next book by this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for 5-7 graders. About a girl who is trying to find love, but in the end she falls into love. It is great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! Its very apropreate for preteens/teens. I recommend boys to not read this book. All my friends that have nooks want to barrow it! I hope theres some sort of sequel or something, if so, i cant wait!
just_cuz_donna More than 1 year ago
This novel is great read in that it is humorous, witty, and insightful. It allows the reader to relate to Kara (whether we are currently experiencing the teen angst that the main character feels - or ever have) but also to feel the current state of being a young teen or tween. My fifteen year-old (who has never had a boyfriend!) really enjoyed it, too. She thought it was hilarious. All in all, I think it's a great read for girls.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a really good book! I love books like this. I am in seventh grade and i really really REALLY liked(loved) this book!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get the freakibg book ok u just get it! I mean it im 13 and i got a boyfriend by learning from this book to just hav confidence and be ur self
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly live this book there were some parts in it that I had to skip over but I would buy any other book buy her. I have been a flunent reader ever that i can remember. She has inspired me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book.It's amazing!When I finished I imediatley looked for a sequel.I soooo wish there was one!This is now absolute fave book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic. Love the sequel too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its an awesome book for girls who love to talk about boys. Its a really girly girl book, but everyone probably will LOVE it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to know wich guy is perfect for me and im going to 7 grade!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was good but was good in a different way. Like it had u wanting more after every single page i litterally finished the book in a day. It is about a girl... kara maccalister. And there is one thing she wants and it is a boyfriend!!! So she does the boy project were she takes notes on all the boys she sees... including, eyebrows, eye color, body type, status, nice o-meter, and how much she is interested in the person. She discovers things about herself on her werid journey. And along the way she gets her first kiss (with the person who broke her best friends heart) her first date (disaster) but in the end she gets her bf, kiss, and date (all perfect) i definetly recomend it for any teenager that enjoys a "love story" filled with mischeif, conflict, and much much more. This reveiw was written by a teen for a teen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
READ THIS BOOK IVE ONLY READ THE SAMPLE AND IM STUCK TO IT WHYY DOES IT HAVE TO END SO FAST(i mean the sample)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book i read and fell in love with charecters realy need to read and great for tweens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love love love this book. It is so awesome. There were so many unexpected turns. Love love lovve love love lovve it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tottally cool and has shocking suprises all because a girl wants a boyfriend its good for girls 9 and up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg it is so funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was at my book fair at school. Really wanted it but didnt get it. Hopefully soon and enjoy reading if you did sounds like a real book that girlys can turn to. This girl Kara sounds a lot like me. Really!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though i haven't read it yet, the reveiws are good and the sumary sounded like a good book. I would recamend it for everyone and i haven't even read it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best book I have ever read! I could not put it down, it was a total page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kami Kinard has a way of creating characters that are entertaining and witty. The Boy Project's "Kara" is enthusiastic, spirited and intelligent! It's been a long time since I was searching for the perfect boyfriend but I don't believe the scientific method would have been a remote option to improve my odds. This fun read takes a realistic look at middle-school drama with a hilarious twist. I've recommended it to my friends for their middle-school daughters. Even some of the boy-crazy 5th graders I know enjoyed getting a glimpse of Kara - the self-professed geek turned scientific researcher of boys!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book with some friends this summer at the beach and it was awesome. I even got my younger sibling to read it and she loved it. I can't wait for Kami Kinard to put out some more of her cute books!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the bomb i can not put it down it is soooooooooooo cool i can not wate to finish it i got it at school at my book fair it is soo cool i can not say how much i like this book..