What I Learned From Being a Cheerleader

What I Learned From Being a Cheerleader

by Adrianne Ambrose

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Eleven-year-old Elaine Rewitzer is funny, smart and happy being a geek, but when she wins a spot on the Cross Creek Middle School Buccaneers cheerleading squad, she gets totally into her new life. Her mega-brain best friend Bethany warns that Elaine will just become "part of the herd," and her best geek-guy-pal, Tim, (who is struggling with nose polyps) feels forgotten. Will Elaine survive the roller coaster of pre-teen cheerleader fame? Will she win the heart of the cutest boy on the basketball team? Will she confess her "uncool" love for comic books? Will she lose Bethany and Tim's friendship for-evah? ABOUT THE AUTHOR: When not writing novels about cheerleaders, barbarians or vampires, Adrianne Ambrose is being nominated for video game awards starring dangerous high school girls. Adrianne contributes to the Fraggle Rock comic book series. www.adrianneambrose.com

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935661757
Publisher: BelleBooks
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 711 KB
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

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What I Learned from Being a Cheerleader 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
fsukrisnow More than 1 year ago
Wow. Adrianne truly captures the life of a middle school students perfectly. I see so much of the control versus popularity in the kids that I teach everyday. Mixed in as a resident nerd, Elaine decides to increase her popularity by becoming a cheerleader, however finds out that it seems to make her more of a loser at times. She struggles with the question of how can the popular kids be the meanest kids at school. Does that really ever seem to change? Elaine learns to stick to who she really is and realizes that popularity doesn't compete with have a couple really good friends who always stick by your side no matter what. What story isn't complete without that crazy, hysterically-funny Grandma too!?! I laughed out loud several times at the things her Grandma would say. Great book! Thanks Adrianne!
AndreasAttic More than 1 year ago
This book was so much fun. It's a delightfully witty look at middle school and the kids who occupy it. The main character, 11 yr old Elaine, is smart, funny and ridden with typical middle-school problems. Yet her sense of humor and insight will keep you not only rooting for her, but turning the pages as well. After you finish, you'll want a copy for your favorite middle schooler.
agapegrace More than 1 year ago
I'm going to admit that I wasn't sure about this book at first because, being the biggest nerd in the world, I really am not in love with cheerleading or cheerleaders, but as a teacher, I was very interested to see how the events of this story would play out. I was also concerned by the fact that the entire text of the book takes the form of journal entries. My doubts about this book, however, were completely erased by reading it. I was blown away by Adrianne Ambrose's amazing characterization of a sixth grade girl. Each journal entry kept me interested in reading the next (and the next, and the next). The entries remind me so much of the diary I kept in middle school - complete with the "I hate [insert name here]" or "My life is sooo over," etc. Although my experiences were different from Elaine's, there is just something about the particular brand of misery that is middle school that all girls share, and that element is beautifully displayed here. I know that my students will love this book, as well. Kids this age love being in each other's business, so I know that the diary format would be a huge appeal for both girls and even boys, who act like they don't care what's going on in the female mind. Although there are quite a few positive messages that all middle schoolers need to hear in this book, it still comes across as authentic and not at all preachy. I would highlight recommend this for classroom libraries, to anyone who has a middle-school age student, and I would also recommend it to older nerds and non-nerds alike. It's a fun, fast read that is witty and fresh. Book provided by the publisher for a fair review.
GRgenius on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully cute look at Middle School and the ever chased after desire (then and in adulthood to an extent) to obtain one thing....POPULARITY. Elaine has a great plan though, to become a CHEERLEADER! That's right! She dreams of being a pom pom toting member of their cheer team...and it helps that a certain cute boy she has ben crushing on forever is on the basketball team they would be cheering for. But wait, what's this? The middle school cheer team is a blended mix of mean girls disguised (though thinly) as nice girls....and worse yet, they don't get poms poms? What's a girl to do when something you wanted so badly is turning out to be not quite what you expected.... Elaine has some hard lessons to learn about life, love, and cheerleading....but with good friends, a caring family, and a Grandmother not afraid to give others a much needed lesson in deportment, I think she might just have it covered.Listed as Middle Grade YA, it can be appreciated by any age, but that younger sect may be able to indentify with the lead character a tad easier. Throughout the book there are moments of shock, "oh-no-you-didn't" s, and "how could you" 's, but in the end the sweetness of the overall story wins first place. Happy reading!
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I did love this book but it was like childish It really shouldnt bein this section Fashionably yours, Teensensation
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I live this book i had to grt it on my kindle fire too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CreativeN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was great i feel like that sometimes