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[Epub] ↠ Nat Enough Author Maria Scrivan – Aeroplanes.se

Nat Enough Making Friends Isn T Easy, But Losing Them Is Even Harder Natalie Has Never Felt That She S Enough Athletic Enough, Stylish Enough, Or Talented Enough And On The First Day Of Middle School, Natalie Discovers That Things Are Worse Than She Thought Now She S Not Even Cool Enough For Her Best Friend, Lily As Natalie Tries To Get Her Best Friend Back, She Learns About Her True Self And Natural Talents If Natalie Can Focus On Who She Is Rather Than Who She Isn T, Then She Might Realize She S Than Enough, Just The Way She Is In this graphic novel, Natalie and Lily are best friends in elementary school, but before middle school starts Lily drops Natalie like a hot potato and hangs out with the cool kids Natalie doesn t understand why Lily has turned on her, so she launches Operation Get Lily Back Even though she makes new friends with Zoe and Flo, she has to go through several embarrassing events before she realizes that some friendships are not worth pursuing It includes an innocent crush, science experiments gone wrong, and a school play I enjoyed this book It s a sweet story about moving from elementary school to middle school I will be purchasing for my school library Fans of Terri Libenson s Emmie and Friends series and Victoria Jameson s Roller Girl will enjoy this story A digital advanced reader copy from Edelweiss Plus was provided to this librarian.Solid graphic novel for the 3rd 6th grader who enjoys books by Raina Telgemeier, Terri Libenson, Victoria Jameson and Shannon Hale The story line is simple and straight forward nerdy girl enters middle school and loses her best friend to a popular student and since most in the targeted age group have experienced that, readers will easily make connections Scrivan s artwork is bold and although definitely in cartoon form, her characters are far from cartoonish Humor via Natalie s cat and dog is sprinkled throughout and the theme of being the best you that you can be is readily apparent Reluctant and struggling readers will have little difficulty with this one as the text is not challenging and illustrations provide ample context if needed Recommended for libraries with high circulation numbers in the graphic novel section and will not need to worry about any red flags Author illustrator Maria Scrivan does not include any profanity, sexual content or violence except for the occasional splatted frog Note My 4 star rating was awarded due to the anticipated response of my library patrons I wished for a little depth in the characters and some higher level vocabulary and use of figurative language With the excellent art providing context clues, readers of all levels would then benefit. This is a cute graphic novel I m torn on the voice of it though It reminded me a lot of older comic strips, like Sunday morning cartoons than say, Raina Telgemeier Sometimes there were really clever and funny jokes especially in the background that might go over the head of its audience But they made me giggle aloud What I find especially conflicting is how there are those really smart and clever jokes but then the storyline is SO BASIC It s like it can t make up its mind, whether it should talk down to its readers or treat them like intelligent human beings.That said, I liked the colored pencil drawings, again very reminiscent of Calvin and Hobbes or Family Circle The story may be basic but I like when young books talk about broken friendships Losing friends and finding new ones in middle school, and throughout life, it hard There are so many books about broken romantic relationships but not enough about broken friendships I think for middle readers that this is a good place to start with that lesson.Conclusion Recommend to young readers but I probably won t keep it Thank you to Graphix for a copy of this ARC to share with our reading group A friendship book with themes of being who you are and what real friendship means will resonate with kids in elementary Was hoping for a bit depth into the characters, but my 5ths will enjoy this a lot.

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