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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.

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The message here -- about navigating new situations, owning up to mistakes, being true to yourself -- starts out a little heavy handed, but the storytelling evens out as the book progresses. There's a surprising amount packed into Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1: STEM-focused kids of all backgrounds working hard to do well at a new school, old friendships changing and new ones beginning, robots, and rescue dogs. It's all fast-paced with an eye for the feelings and outlook of young middle schoolers who are overwhelmed by the bigness of a new school and feeling out of sorts themselves. Hope is a bright star to navigate their changing world with humor, honesty, and dog treats.

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