How to Survive Middle School (Hardcover)
Fans of James Patterson's Middle School series will root for David as he goes from feeling as insignificant as a hamster to becoming an Internet superstar.
Eleven-year-old David Greenberg dreams of becoming a YouTube sensation and spends all of his time making hilarious Top 61/2 Lists and Talk Time videos. But before he can get famous, he has to figure out a way to deal with:
6. Middle school (much scarier than it sounds )
5. His best friend gone girl-crazy
4. A runaway mom who has no phone
3. The threat of a swirlie on his birthday
2. A terrifying cousin
1. His # 1 fan, Bubbe (his Jewish grandmother)
1/2. Did we mention Hammy, the hamster who's determined to break David's heart?
But when David's new best friend, Sophie, starts sending out the links to everyone she knows and her friends tell their friends, thousands of people start viewing his videos.
About the Author
Donna Gephart is the author of As if Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President, Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen, Death by Toilet Paper, and Lily and Dunkin. She lives in Jupiter, Florida, with her family.
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2010: "Gephart maps the ... terrain of pubescent boyhood with realistic dialogue, well-developed secondary characters, and age-appropriate humor and insight."