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Homeroom Diaries

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Cyberbullied teens promote happiness in sweet misfit tale.

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It's easy to fall in love with this band of misfits as they work on their happiness, hug one another in hard times, and devise a creative (if far-fetched) plan to make their school culture healthier. There are some great lessons in HOMEROOM DIARIES, such as Cuckoo's realization that, although she's currently (and understandably) sad, she can "imagine a day when I'm just happy and nothing else."

The black-and-white comic-book style illustrations make this book feel like a journal and add a bit of lightness to some pretty serious topics. And sweet, quirky Cuckoo, who tells bad jokes and dreams up a romantic character straight from a Jane Austen novel to get her through homeroom, is an engaging protagonist.

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