Small Medium at Large

Small Medium at Large

by Joanne Levy
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Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy

After she's hit by lightning at a wedding, twelve-year-old Lilah Bloom develops a new talent: she can hear dead people. Among them, there's her overopinionated Bubby Dora; a prissy fashion designer; and an approval-seeking clown who livens up a séance. With Bubby Dora leading the way, these and other sweetly imperfect ghosts haunt Lilah through seventh grade, and help her face her one big fear: talking to-and possibly going to the seventh-grade dance with-her crush, Andrew Finkel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599908366
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 387,927
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Joanne Levy can usually be found at her computer, channeling her younger self into her books, or at the park, throwing a ball for her black Labrador Retriever, Zoe. She also shares her home with two cats, an African Grey parrot, her amazing husband, and a very large supply of chocolate. This is her debut novel. www.joannelevy.com

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Small Medium at Large 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Kimmiepoppins More than 1 year ago
Ahhhh the only thing better than reading this book was reading it with my kids. They adored it. The cast of characters was fabulous--dead or alive. Levy hit all of their voices perfectly. We laughed in all the right places and my boys made fun of me when I got all choked up at one point. They think I'm hysterical. *snort* But whether the scene included boobs or Bubby, there were snickers and giggles. In short--we are dying for more adventures from Lilah!
VeraciousRose More than 1 year ago
My daughter is a finicky reader, so I was thrilled to hear her laughing out loud at some of the scenes in Small Medium at Large. Joanne Levy has totally captured the voice of a 12 year old girl - I adore Lilah! Right from page one, she proves herself to be a positive, happy kid who deals with the typical problems any 12 year old girl has, plus the added dilemma that she can hear dead people. And what a cast of dead people! Any writer knows that a story must have conflict, but the pleasure of SMaL is that this is not a dark book ... it's bright and funny and filled with positivity. Buy Small Medium at Large for your tween/teen daughter, but moms will want to borrow it for a fun read too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great for kids . Love the subject matter
STagh More than 1 year ago
This charming middle-grade book is a surefire winner with a premise that lives up to its fabulous title. Not only is its depiction of 12-year-old girl woes spot-on, but the ghosts that haunt (small) medium Lilah are hilariously delightful. I predict many, many readers will simply adore this book (this one already does).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the sample and fell in love with it. So I had to buy the book. Get this bookitis the best ever!
crayolakym More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Avery, age 9, for City Book Review Joanne Levy’s Small Medium at Large was a cute and entertaining book. The cover, nice and bright, immediately captured my attention and lets a reader know that the book, even with Liliah (who talks to dead people), is funny, good humored, isn’t scary or dark, and can be enjoyed by all kids or people who read it. "Who are you?" "Someone who knows disgusting meat loaf when she sees it." After being struck by lightening, Liliah wakes up hearing the voice of her grandmother Bubby. Problem is, her grandmother is dead. She realizes she can talk to dead people, becoming little “medium” Liliah. Liliah’s parents are divorced and her dad never started dating and he spends all of his time sad. With the help of her very silly grandmother, Liliah takes on one adventure after another such as bra shopping and trying to medium for the boy she likes, whose father is dead, as the dead and living constantly keep the love, laughs, and tween experiences going. Small Medium at Large was a nice, refreshing, lighthearted story, and I hope Joanne Levy writes more books just like this one.*You can view the original review at City Book Review
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Ignores the cats and steps on Dismays head. Curls up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im blueflame
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To little village all res.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A small silver kit stumbles in. She is bleeding and hungry. Can i please join? Sh aks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Layed down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please tell me who the leader is and what you want me to do
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a clan already called leafclan. If you want proof then go to piggy bank all results and ask them. Join blueclan at blue clan all results. We need more cats.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Plays with a leaf boredly.*
EverAfterEsther More than 1 year ago
Joanne Levy's a local author to this area, and I was so excited when she offered to send me an ARC of her debut Middle grade novel- and I was so pleased to enjoy Small Medium at Large, even though it's fairly different from my typical choice of books. An adorable middle grade novel, there were so many facets to love about this one- and I could easily see younger readers thoroughly enjoying this one, and even older fans of MG books for its sweet story and even sweeter heroine. Reasons to Read: 1.A superstar heroine: Oh, I just ADORED Lilah as a character! She's so sweet and well-intentioned, and she has these incredibly embarrassing moments at times that she totally shines during, regardless of how embarrassed she is. They're scenarios that could happen to any 12 year old girl (12 year old Brenna can remember feeling tha tway, at times) but I was amazed at how well she continually bounced back. She's exactly the kind of girl younger girls will be able to relate to, but she has this quiet kind of confidence that you can't help but admire for - exactly the kind of girl I'd want the preteen/teen girls I know reading about. She knows what's important in life and doesn't let things hold her down. 2.Uplifting family dynamics: Not all families are perfect, but I really appreciate reading about some who try their best and you can tell truly love and care for each other. The Blooms are a perfect example of that, and Lilah's relationship with her father is particularly touching. They're incredibly close, in their own way, and work hard to support each other as much as they can. 3.A healthy dose of reality: I like that life isn't all sunshine & rainbows perfection in the story. There's divorce and cancer and death (well, clearly since there are ghosts) and bullying. But Lilah doens't let that affect her in a bad way, and it doesn't change her character. She makes mistakes and learns from them - but more importantly she knows to admit when she's wrong. Similarily, other characters learn from their own pain, are possible ways to move on and let things go. There were a few times I felt like Lilah's voice "slipped" and she came across as far older than a 12 year old girl - for example, I really don't know that many preteens who throw around the word "ogle" so casually. It can happen, sure, but I didn't feel like there was enough of an explanation for it (besides casually mentioning that she likes Scrabble - I think that could have been played up a bit more to explain her character and why her vocabulary is so impressive most of the time). And definitely be prepared for a book that's very much a MG read - I know that should be a given, but I also want readers to be clear that it's a very quick read, with a straightforward and enjoyable story. Everything is neatly resolved and tied up by the end, leaving the reader with a satisfying conclusion. ARC received from author for honest review; no other compensationw as received.