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 doesnt seem to eat anything during meals. When Tally confronts Ava, Ava threatens to share an embarrassing picture of Tally with the class if Tally says anything to anyone about her suspicions. But will Tally endanger more than her pride by keeping her secret?This is one class trip full of lessons Tally will never forget: how to stay true to yourself, how to love yourself and embrace your flaws, and how being a good friend can actually mean telling a secret you promised to keep...
|Title||:||Everything I Know About You|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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Everything I Know About You Reviews
A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children’s literature.
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Tally isn't particularly thrilled about the class trip to Washington, D.C., but the thought of being with best friends Sonnet and Spider makes it somewhat better. When head teacher chaperone Ms. Jordan makes her room with the popular Ava, and even worse, puts Spider with Marco, who had bullied him the previous year, Tally is not pleased. When the group finally gets to the patriotic themed hotel, Sonnet ends up with Haley, and Tally gets along better than she expec ...more
Hamilton! Hamilton! Hamilton!
This book. It’s full of Hamilton references.
I love it.
I can fully relate to Tally and her friends.
I've been struggling with an eating disorder for some time now, so I thought this would be an uplifting (maybe???) read. Fingers crossed.
Being a middle school teacher I am always looking for that "just right" book for "right now." This is one of those books. Kids experience so many trying situations in their lives being able to see that others are going through similar things is a way to connect for that child. It also allows a window into how others may be feeling and that you never really know what another human is dealing with.
Dealing with body image as a young girl or a young boy is an issue that is not often addressed in mi ...more
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!
So well done. Love how dimensional the characters are. Readers are going to relate to them.
Barbara Dee has a way with characters. She has written depth and discovery into each character in Everything I Know About You. Friendships change and struggles emerge in middle school. Life isn't always easy when you have a hundred things coming at you at once. But learning about yourself and those around you can never be bad. Dee has done an amazing job of bringing to light the serious topics of adoption, eating disorders and anxiety in a very normal setting. Everything I Know About You would b ...more