The Encyclopedia of Me

The Encyclopedia of Me

by Karen Rivers
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The Encyclopedia of Me by Karen Rivers

A is for "Tink Aaron-Martin," "Aardvark," and "Amazing" in this wonderful alphabetical novel! Tink Aaron-Martin has been grounded AGAIN after an adventure with her best friend Freddie Blue Anderson. To make the time pass, she decides to write an encyclopedia of her life from "Aa" (a kind of lava--okay, she cribbed that from the real encyclopedia) to "Zoo" (she's never been to one, but her brothers belong there). As the alphabet unfolds, so does the story of Tink's summer: more adventures with Freddie Blue (and more experiences in being grounded); how her family was featured in a magazine about "Living with Autism," thanks to her older brother Seb--and what happened after Seb fell apart; her growing friendship, and maybe more, with Kai, a skateboarder who made her swoon (sort of). And her own sense that maybe she belongs not under "H" for "Hideous," or "I" for "Invisible," but "O" for "Okay." Written entirely in Tink's hilarious encyclopedia entries, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ME is both a witty trick and a reading treat for anyone who loves terrific middle-grade novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545469517
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author


Karen Rivers writes rich and funny novels for middle-grade readers, young adults, and the occasional grown-up. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her two children and a noxious-smelling dog. Visit her online at http://www.karenrivers.com and @karenrivers.

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The Encyclopedia of Me 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
The Encyclopedia of Me takes you on a journey through Tinker’s everyday life in an encyclopedia format. To be honest, I was wary of this type of format, since I am not the biggest fan of verse novels and I was afraid the plot wouldn’t flow and the story would be distorted. However The Encyclopedia of Me was full of laughter, useful information (its an encyclopedia!) and a cute 13-year old female protagonist that has the funniest thoughts, ideas, and interesting tales. My only problem with her was her naivety towards her supposed best friend. The story revolves around Tinker, a 13 year old girl who decided to start writing an encyclopedia because she got grounded over something oh so hilair (yup, this word is part of the encyclopedia) but her parents thought otherwise. Her everyday life is integrated in the encyclopedia through the alphabetical letters. We’ve got the Blue haired boy, Hairless cat (which won’t stop scratching her!), Skateboarding (her new hobby), and more. The footnotes are also amaz (Yup, another word from her pops lingo). I honestly was cracking up because Karen Rivers knew how to portray a witty, smart, 13 year old. One with spunk, creativity, and everyday life problems a 13 year old would face. Adding in some angst with the so ever annoying best friend, a blue haired crush, and a bit of trouble and you've got yourself Tinker's Encyclopedia! Karen Rivers has written a cute, hilarious (how many times have I said that?) contemporary novel that appeals to all teenagers. Since this is a middle grade novel, and I am no middle grader, my rating is perspective. I honestly think middle graders would switch to this encyclopedia and ditch the other boring ones as soon as they get their hands on this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
read this boik! its awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Soooooooooo good! Defenitly going to buy the book( if i have enough $)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book about tinks or isadoras life she starts to like the new neighbor then boyfriend!!!!!!but wat about her friend wat if she likes him?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your mean!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
whats with the whole cat thing? id appriciate it if u cat people just stopped. its so wrong that u guys communicate here because its ment to be for book reviews. just stop okay????? if you don't well you'll get your reward. and let me tell u.... u won't like it at all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Layed in nest and sared off into space. He layed his head in hia paws and stated to doze off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want to do it now mate *he says sed.uctivly*
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
Tink decides that an encyclopedia of her life would be just the right thing to help her get through middle school and all the drama in her life.  She is the child of a "white redhead" and an African-American, she is short, and her two older twin brothers often just make her crazy.  One of the twins, Seb, has autism.  Tink's BFF, Freddie Blue, is a true blue friend, at least for a little while.  There seems to be a competition between the girls as to who will have the first boyfriend, and while Tink always assumed it would be Freddie Blue, there is a certain boy who just moved in next door who has caught Tink's eye.  The teen drama is authentic, from Freddie Blue's ditching of her oldest friend for the mean, popular girl, to the nervous fluttering of hearts as Tink and Kai smash lips for the first time, to the breakfast of champs on the first day of eighth grade. ("Then I ate four Oreaos for strength.") Tink interjects footnotes on many of the pages, a reference note many middle school students may (sadly) not be familiar with.  Lots of humor, lots of teen drama.  A great addition to middle school libraries.  For an alpha-biography from a teen boy's point of view, check out the fantastic "Totally Joe" by James Howe. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! It is written in the form of an encyclopedia, so everything is alphabetical. But she is still able to tell her story in a way that makes sense. I would reccomend this book to all teenagers. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This will forever be my favorite book. Recondamation is 100%!!!!! READ IT NOW!!!!!!!! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you rhink i shhould read this book? This is not my nook so my sister might get mad at me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the sample it was interesting, all about her family. I saw two pairs of legs on the cover a girls and a guys obiviously, but who's the guy?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it was a genius mix of alphabetical order and the everyday life of a girl like me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was the best and so fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took me awile for me to get used tp the skipping over stories but overall i would highley recamend this for everybody
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lock out halp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flies past.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago