The Way You Make Me Feel

Book review by Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Sweet coming-of-age tale explores family, food, friendship.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

Great novel for STEM--Food Truck Science with great characters

I love that this author uses "freaking" as her adjective rather than the language in many public school hallways. The diversity/multicultural (Korean/Brazilian and Chinese) explores school stereotypes in an easy, conversational way. 8th graders can learn a lot about how actions impact how people view/think about you. Main protagonist is struggling with her mom being a social media influencer and always away while her dad is left to be both parents. No sex, no language, one mention of French kissing and protagonist gets in trouble for smoking in the bathroom. Encourages good decision making when conscientious Rose reports seeing the smoke in bathroom. Great emphasis on parenting not being "your friend." The two main opposing characters have to work off their punishment in a food truck over the summer and become friends by the end.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love coming-of-age tales and romance

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