You Go First

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

age 9+

Sweet, hopeful tale of friendship, family, and perseverance.

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age 9+

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age 10+

Internal lives of tweens

I wouldn’t recommend this to teachers as a read aloud. It is not attention grabbing. I read the book every now and then and I kept forgetting Ben’s storyline. For anyone who’s going/gone through bullying in the middle school years, it does ring true. Touches on losing early childhood friends and being ostracized. Also dealing with divorce and family illness. Both protagonists are probably gifted. The eleven year old talks like a professor. A very good novel to read when you don’t feel you fit in at school.

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