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...
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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 childrenâs literature.
I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group.
Ok, so our main character is Talia, known as Tally, throughout the story. I loved Tally, she was quirky and different and not afraid to stand out. She's already much taller and bulkier than other girls, s she dresses outlan ...more
Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation.
Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head âclone girlâ and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tallyâs forced to examine her motives for almost everything she does: Why does she dress so outlandishly? Why did she create the term âclone girlâ? Who are her real friends, and what do they love about her? And, how is she supposed ...more
How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee.
Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite people, Ava, on a school field trip to Washington, D.C. While rooming with Ava, Tally notices that she keeps a list of random numbers in a notebook. There is even a gold star on a completely blank page. At first, she thin ...more
Everything I Know About You
Middle school is an awkward time for teenagers no matter which way you slice it. Imagine a group of seventh graders heading to Washington, DC on a school field trip. On the surface, this sounds like an ordinary occurrence; however, on a quest for class unity, the teachers decide to mix things up a bit with a twist on roommate assignments. Students are paired with unlikely classmates creating initial apprehension.
Tally, a free spirit, big-boned individual is paired with ...more
This is the second book I have recently read by Barbara Dee, and I am a fan! She gives the readers great insight into the characters in this story. I felt like we got to know them even better throughout the book, as some of them discovered new things about themselves. This is an important book for middle grade readers.
Weâve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I havenât read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee.
Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a âbondingâ experience made to enhance their 7th grade DC trip. And if thatâs not bad enough, Tallyâs lifelong friends, Sonnet and Spider, are moving in other directions. But as Tally and Ava spend more time together, Tally begins to see that Avaâs life mig ...more
Thank you to the kidlitexchange for sharing a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU by @barbaradeebooks is a book I WISH I read when I was 11, 12, 13 years old. I NEEDED this book! Parents, friendships, body image, crushes, academics, bullying, exercise, teachers, eating disorders, forgiving, and just being completely confused about everything. . . All of these issues are in this storyline. đThe part that really tugs at my heart is the pressure there is to ...more