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How to Survive Middle School (Hardcover) (Donna Gephart)
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Eleven-year-old David Greenberg dreams of becoming a TV superstar like his idol, Jon Stewart. But in real life, David is just another kid terrified of starting his first year at Harman Middle School. With a wacky sense of humor and hilarious Top 6½ Lists, David spends his free time making Talk Time videos, which he posts on YouTube. But before he can get famous, he has to figure out a way to deal with:6. Middle school (much scarier than it sounds!)5. His best friend gone girl-crazy4. A runaway mom who has no phone!3. The threat of a swirlie on his birthday2. A terrifying cousin1. His # 1 fan, Bubbe (his Jewish grandmother)1/2. Did we mention Hammy, the hamster who’s determined to break David’s heart?When David and his best friend have a fight, David is lucky enough to make a pretty coolnew friend, Sophie–who just (gulp) happens to be a girl. Sophie thinks David’s videos are hilarious, and she starts sending out the links to everyone she knows. Sophie’s friends telltheir friends, and before David knows it, thousands of people are viewing his videos–including some of the last people he would have expected.David may still feel like a real-life schmo, but is he ready to become an Internet superstar?
When the realities of middle school interrupt his dream of becoming a celebrity, David has a falling out with his best friend that leads to a new relationship with a girl who shares David's love for television and acting, catapulting them to stardom after they post their skit online.
Number of Pages: 247.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Donna Gephart
Street Date: April 13, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-7752