Middle School: The Real Deal: From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks

Middle School: The Real Deal: From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks

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Overview

What your older sister won't tell you . . .

What your parents don't know . . .

Where's the cafeteria?

How do I get to my next class, with all the right books, in less than five minutes?

How do I deal with standardized tests?

Which clubs should I join?

Can I bring my iPod to school?

If I get stuffed in my locker, how long will it take for someone to find me?

From cliques to class schedules, electives to extra credit, cafeteria food to combination locks, you'll find everything you need to know right here. And in this newly revised edition, you'll also get the most up-to-date information on everything from technology to test taking. This book has the latest scoop, the coolest quizzes, and the best advice around if you're about to take the middle school plunge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061227424
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/26/2007
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Beth Mayall is the former editor-in-chief of All About You magazine and is a contributing editor at Teen. She is currently freelance writing for Marie Claire, YM, Twist, TeenStyle and Hot! She lives in Santa Monica, California.

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Middle School: The Real Deal SNY

You've probably seen them at the mall or at the school carnival, locking so laid-back and cool. They're older...they're more confident...you can It wait for the school year to start so you can f inally be just like them. That's right. At long last you'll be a middle schocler!

Before you enter the hallowed halls of middle school, there's some stuffyou should know. You may think, I've already survived years of teachers and homew ork, so what'st he big deal? But take it from us, middle school is different from grade school. There are the obvious changes—no recess, lockers (with locks!), crazy-loud bells, classes that have you running all over the building. And there are the less obvious changesteachers I expectations of you, your friendships, the w ay you deal with your parents, the way you your-self.

It may sound a little scary. But don't worry. This book is hereto help you sort it all out. Before ore you know it, you'll be walking those hose unf amiliar halls wit with ease and confidence.

So are you ready? Time to pack away that Pokemon lunch box and get going to middle school!

Middle School: The Real Deal SNY. Copyright (c) by Juliana Farrell . Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Table of Contents


Introduction     2
Chapter 1
Ready , Set, Go!     5
Getting Ready for Day One     8
Living Through Day One     16
Chapter 2
Teachers and Classes     29
So Many Teachers...     32
Why Don't My Teachers Care if I Fail?     36
So Many Subjects...     38
So Many Multiple-Choice Questions. So Little Time...     58
Chapter 3
Click, Ring, Download     67
Computers     70
Cell Phones     76
Portable Music Players and Personal Digital Assistants     78
Technology Dos and Don'ts     82
Chapter 4
Extracurriculars     87
Why Should I Sign Up?     90
How Do I Get Involved?     92
What Kinds of Activities Are Out There?     93
What if My School Doesn't Have an Extracurricular Activity for Me?     104
But I'd Rather Be Making Some Money...     108
Chapter 5
Friends, Cliques, Crushes, and Other Social Stuff     113
Friends     116
Cliques: What Are They, and Why Do People Join Them?     126
Crushing     128
Cool Style     136
Chapter 6
Why Are My Parents Still Treating Me Like a Baby?     143
Why Won't My Parents Let Go?     146
How Can I Get Some Privacy?     148
How Do I Gain My Parents' Trust?     150
Conclusion     160

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Middle School: The Real Deal: From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was pretty prepared for middle school. But then this book came along and I am now SUPER prepared. I know what to do and how to do it if I have any problem. One of the experiences in the book (in the parents section) actually happened to me and I now know how to handle it. It's like this book could read my mind! I totally recomend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Middle schools not bad for all u 5th graders as long as ure dont gossip u will be fine and popular is not real or cool none of tht k so be ure self.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells you all you neede to know about middle school! I'm going into middle school this fall and it really is helping me decide wich one to got to! (and the calsses i should take) for any girl thats nervouses this is the book it comes with quizzes and tips to help decide on wich freinds to keep and what calss you should take! This Book ROCKS!! :) =)
Guest More than 1 year ago
i read the book like 2 times and its awesome! just plain excellent
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're going to middle school this year, the best thing you can do for yourself is buy this book. You'll love it! It's very fun to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book prepares you for middle school like you couldnt believe! I am so ready for 6th grade now! I dont know where I would be withought MiddleSchool- The real deal! You should get this book, its totally worth your monthes allow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWSOME
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was helpful for when i whent to middel school
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I go to a small school so Middle School: The Real Deal wasn't very helpful. I reccomend this book if you are going to a big school. Th last half of the book was very helpful though. There are also diffrent QUIZZES throught the book that are kinda fun, just remember what letters you chose unless you have this book in book form not nook form. HOPE YA LOVMIDDLE SCHOOL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book! Helpful when you have a handful for middle school! I am ready to school junior high :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is realy healpful if you are going to middelschool or evan in middelschool it gives you good advice and i can garente you will love it!
Kimmie Edwards More than 1 year ago
Great book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book prepared me for middle school very well. I'm more excited than nervous, now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great for any kid going to sixth or seventh grade.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very Imformaitional
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a really good book i read this every time i go to middle school since im in thwe 7th grade this is a must have essential for all middle schoolers cant wait to tell my friends about the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All I read was the sample and so far I am set for middle school elementry school is hard already but middle school seems harder and earlier will be a challenge if you read this book you will suceed and thrive in your two years at your middle school
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should stay because you might lose your home and maybe enough money go ther. Please disscus with this with your parents. Mabye you be planned to meet them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many pages is it? Please help and soon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont yall hear TWINKLE BERRY she need help MARYBERRY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im reading this as one of my books for summer reading,and its AMAZING!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago