Awkward

Awkward Review

Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don't get noticed by the mean kids.

Cardinal rule #2 for surviving school: Seek out groups with similar interests and join them.

On her first day at her new school, Penelope--Peppi--Torres reminds herself of these basics. But when she trips into a quiet boy in the hall, Jaime Thompson, she's already broken the first rule, and the mean kids start calling her the "nerder girlfriend." How does she handle this crisis? By shoving poor Jaime and running away!

Falling back on rule two and surrounding herself with new friends in the art club, Peppi still can't help feeling ashamed about the way she treated Jaime. Things are already awkward enough between the two, but to make matters worse, he's a member of her own club's archrivals--the science club! And when the two clubs go to war, Peppi realizes that sometimes you have to break the rules to survive middle school!

Title:Awkward
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Rachel Russell

    I have enjoyed this author's books since her early series, DRAMACON. The intense rivalry between the art club and the science club was fun and exciting. ...

  • Pang

    So freakin cute! This comic is very fun and impressive to me. The Art club girl and The Science club boy and their awkward fun story. This book just made me laugh a lot! Made me smile. Made me happy. ...

  • First Second Books

    Gina says: One of the things I really liked about this book was how diverse it was.It wasn’t just that the main character was diverse (though she is), but that the background characters represent a ...

  • Lola  Reviewer

    I can't believe how cute, adorable, hug-worthy this book is. Especially with such a title. I think the ''awkward'' moments made things even more charming. So this is Peppi's story, Peppi who thought s...

  • Kelli

    This charming graphic is shelved as YA but would be entirely appropriate for upper elementary. A sweet story about a diverse group of students who must learn to work together to arrive at a shared goa...

  • Lata

    Fun, simple little story that was recommended to me by my child, who loved this book (read it repeatedly before telling me to read it.)Penelope is the new kid at school who starts the year off by push...

  • Adriana

    Hands down one of the best comics I've read all year!Hilarious, thoughtful, and full of heart, Awkward showcases a wonderful array of genuine characters. This comic casually includes characters of col...

  • Mississippi Library Commission

    We're going to be recommending this darling graphic novel to everyone we meet. Aimed at 8-12 year old kids, Awkward will appeal to teens and adults as well. There are so many things we loved about it:...

  • Jacob Proffitt

    I just devoured this story. It's a comic, so a fast read, but I was just so charmed by it that I didn't want to put it down for even a moment. Chmakova so perfectly captures that age and the concerns ...

  • Erica

    So adorable!I'm glad I read the second book, Brave, first because it put this one into a more favorable context; I think I'd have been peevish in my reading had I not known what comes next. Awkward is...