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Just Jaime: Emmie & Friends, Book 3

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Fast-paced, emotional tale of middle school friend drama.

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age 8+

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age 8+

Really good

I liked it because there was something happening at every moment that kept the story moving and interesting. The message was to be yourself and not let others bring you down. She wasn't the best role model since she let her anger get the best of her and did the wrong thing to her friend's friend. Although, she did learn her lesson in the end.

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Terri Libenson has created a fast-paced, emotional graphic novel that perfectly captures the ups and downs of middle school friendships. As in her previous books, Libenson brilliantly uses alternating chapters with different formats -- prose with sketches for Jaime, and comic-style panels for Maya -- to tell the story, which takes place over the course of one eventful day. As Jaime and Maya deal with the drama of "popular" cliques, peer pressure, and jealousy, tweens will see how "mean girl" behavior and gossiping hurts others. Just Jaime might have a predictable ending, but it provides important lessons about communication, self-control, and apologizing for your mistakes.

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