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By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Poignant middle school novel has great humor and depth.

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The point of view in TWERP is almost perfect -- that of a highly intelligent boy who nevertheless makes mistakes even he doesn't understand. Mark Goldblatt's portrayal of Julien is never precious or overly moralistic; his characters are funny, relatable, and human, and they suffer and blunder just like real middle school kids do. The period setting of the book adds interest, but the kids and events are universal and relatable. Twerp is a highly entertaining book that will help tweens understand themselves and their place in the world, and even some classic literature.

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