Aaron Haberman is having the best day of his life. After his sixth-grade teacher assigns his crush Kristin Kramer to his project group, he can hardly believe his luck. This is the moment he has been waiting for since fourth grade. Unfortunately, he has no clue how to even talk to her. Aaron is a regular kid who likes basketball, goofing around with friends, and avoiding homework, but the idea of approaching Kristin, a cute and competitive soccer player, is scary-like trying to play a video game without any thumbs. All Aaron needs now is a good plan. Everyone is ready and willing to step in and give him advice-whether he asks for it or not-and it is not long before Aaron's attempts to win Kristin's heart are unexpectedly halted by outside forces. As Aaron experiences one hilarious disaster after another, he is about to discover that being a secret admirer is a lot harder than he ever could have imagined.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.23(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really liked this book! Aarons story is so quirky and charming, and sometimes painfully reminiscent of my own childhood crushes. Can't wait to read it to my 11 yr old!
What a great read! Aaron goes through the thoughts and emotions we have all experienced when it comes to a crush and the awkwardness of growing up. It is funny and very relatable. Love it!
A lifelong friend recommended that I give it a read, and to my suprise, I found myself smiling and laughing, groaning and cringing as I relived my late-elementary school years. Ms. Eaves offers a book both emminently readable and entertaining. Young people in that precarious age right before middle school will immediately recognize social situations and thematic elements of the book. And parents looking over their children's shoulder might find themselves snickering at the all-too-familiar awkwardness. There are life lessons embedded throughout, but, by seamlessly weaving them into the narrative, Ms. Eaves avoids the heavy-handed approach so often typical of the genre, and creates a quiet authenticity that is both pleasant and refreshing. Teachers and parents alike owe it to themselves to give this a glance. They might find a lot more than just another book for summer reading.