Misfit Tally is forced to room with queen bee Ava on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, DC, and discovers several surprising things about her roommateincluding the possibility of an eating disorderin this timely new novel from the author of Star-Crossed and Halfway Normal.During a class trip to DC, twelve-year-old Tally and her best friends, Sonnet and Caleb (a.k.a. Spider) are less than thrilled when they are assigned roommates and are paired with kids who are essentially their sworn enemies. For Tally, rooming with clonegirl Ava Seely feels like punishment, rather than potential for fun.But the trip is full of surprises. Despite a pact to stick together as much as they can, Sonnet pulls away, and spider befriends Marco, the boy who tormented him last year. And Marco just might like Tallywhats that about?But the uneasy peace in Ava and Tallys room is quickly upended when Tally begins to suspect something is off about Ava. She has a weird notebook full of random numbers, and d...
|Title||:||Everything I Know About You|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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Everything I Know About You Reviews
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I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In addition, I try to read all (or as many as possible!) MG and YA titles that discuss this topic to ensure that the portrayal is 1) accurate and 2) sensitive and 3) non-glamorizing. I am so happy to say that this book hit ...more
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Love, love, LOVED this book! I couldn’t put it down. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 BIG stars!
Tally Martin and her fellow 7th grade students are headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Unfortunately, the teachers are assigning roommates in an effort to "foster seventh grade unity." Tally and her best friends, Sonnet and Caleb (Spider) are assigned to room with students they have typically dis ...more
Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies.
Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outside their comfort zones, but she gradually comes to realize that her friends are able to stand on their own feet without need of help from her and that they can all make new, unexpected friendships.
I loved these characte ...more
Eating disorders are often considered taboo, especially among our students. This book is written eloquently and in a way that makes it more approachable. Tally’s journey in middle school is one that I know students will be able to relate to.
I seriously love all of the dimensions to this book. It deals with so many things our Ss come in contact with. (Friendships changing, divorce, personal growth, & many more). Thank you for this well thought out book! ❤ A must add to class libraries everyw ...more
So well done. Love how dimensional the characters are. Readers are going to relate to them.
Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because there are not simple solutions. We have been talking a lot about endurance especially in middle school. Life is not easy. This is an important book to put in middle school kids hands!
I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it’s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story unfolded and brought to light the complex issues that surround eating disorders. The setting of a 7th grade trip to D.C. and short chapters made it a quick but important read.
I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway, and was impressed! I finished it in a day, and would certainly recommend this to young girls everywhere. Dee's novel holds a positive message about body image and the stress it brings to young girls. She sensitively touches on eating disorders and how this affects not only its victims, but those who are on the outside looking in.
This novel also touches on the changes in friendship during junior high, and the ways you can stand out or blend in. I thi ...more