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Middle School: Just My Rotten Luck: Middle School, Book 7

By Barbara Lawrence, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Rafe finds his talent and a best friend in fun, light read.

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age 10+

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age 10+
Every stereotype that should have died with Biff from Back to The Future is alive and well in this pathetic trash. Any child who reads it will be damaged. If parents don't see how damaging this book is to both children with learning disabilities and those without, I would be shocked! This book is filled with hate speech and ableism. Honestly, it's that bad. it refers to kids in special support classes as "freeks" "losers" and worse. I am ashamed that this book exists. Would we want our children to read books that taught them hate speech towards those of a different race? Of course not. This is just as bad. If you allow your child to read this, you will teach them that they are either a "freek" and a "loser" or you will teach them to view others that way. Either way it's a total LOSE-LOSE. Find this book and put in in the recycling bin where it belongs, so that it can at least do a bit of good after it is shredded to pieces and hopefully made into something useful.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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This is a fun, light read. Gone are the terrible bullying and circumstances that plagued Rafe earlier in the series, and he finally learns to trust himself and be himself. He also figures out a way to share his considerable art talent with his classmates and develops an online presence. He's a member of the football team, has a best friend, and launches an anti-bullying campaign, making MIDDLE SCHOOL: JUST MY ROTTEN LUCK quite a happy twist in this series.

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