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Crush | Svetlana Chmakova
10 posts | 17 read | 7 to read
Following the overwhelming success of AWKWARD and BRAVE, Svetlana Chmakova's award winning Berrybrook Middle School series continues with its next installment - CRUSH! Jorge seems to have it all together. He's big enough that nobody really messes with him, but he's also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid, reliable group of friends. The only time he ever really feels off his game is when he crosses paths with a certain girl... But when the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift, will Jorge be able to balance what his friends expect of him versus what he actually wants?
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thebookishtype15
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This was by far the most relatable book out of the series for me out of the whole series that is nothing but relatable. I honestly love these books and I wish I had them when I was younger

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Time to catch up on my last few books!

After proctoring the SATs all day a few Saturdays ago, this light middle grade graphic novel was just my speed! It was charming and I loved the illustrations. I especially loved the part at the end where the author described her creative process. Not sure why I haven‘t heard of her before since I love Raina Telgemeier and books like hers, but I will definitely read others by Chmakova!

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There is SO MUCH good stuff in this book. Here, a few of the girls chopped their hair off for charity and everyone is freaking out. One boy even tells a girl she used to be pretty. This boy, however, knows it was for a good reason, recognizes he doesn‘t have any say in the matter, and still likes them anyway. This particular snippet made me cry, as my mom also had cancer and I cut my hair super short to honor her and also donated my ponytail. 5 ⭐️

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I know it‘s a bit hard to read, but this is so so important. Screenshot and zoom in if you need to. I love that this is included in a middle grade graphic novel. There‘s so much going on in just a few panels. I truly hope that when my son read this, he took something away from it. It‘s increasingly imperative for kids to be aware of these things. All the vocab and concepts need to be normalized in discussion with our children.

Weaponxgirl That‘s amazing! ❤️ 8mo
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Bibliogeekery
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My niece reading before dinner 😍🎄📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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ambam1987
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Perfect for any upper elementary or middle school students!

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LibrarianRyan
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This GN has it all. A great guy, a lovely girl, feminist empowerment, Body anatomy, and even a little intrigue. I am completely enthralled with this book and now must read all the others by this author immediately. She does a great job of talking about consent and body positivity , and it's not just by the girl characters, but Jorge is totally on board as well. I loved everything about this book.

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Loved it! This is the 3rd in the series & the first two—Awkward & Brave—are equally fabulous. Same group of middle school friends appear in all 3, each of which focus on a particular character. This is the story of Jorge who suddenly finds himself tongue tied every time he‘s around Jazmine. Does that mean he likes her? And if he does, what next? Friendships are under strain, gossip is rampant, bullies bully, there‘s a dance, & more! Recommended.

Tamra Thanks for posting! 13mo
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