You Go First

You Go First

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Charlotte, twelve, and Ben, eleven, are highly-skilled competitors at online Scrabble and that connection helps both as they face family issues and the turmoil of middle school.
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062414182
Branch Call Number: J KEL
Characteristics: 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: You go 1st

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darladoodles
Jul 31, 2018

This book has so much potential to help struggling middle school students. For kids like Charlotte and Ben, it can feel like they have been left behind. Like the rug has been pulled out from under them and they are in a foreign country. You Go First deals with bullying, illness in the family, divorce, friendship and so much more. I heartily recommend it as a read aloud.

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blue_dog_36440
Jun 21, 2018

This book is FABULOUS! It's a great story of friendship. As well as Erin Entrada Kelly's other books, I couldn't put it down.

epowell13 May 17, 2018

Wow, this book tugged on my heartstrings Erin Entrada Kelly mastered that particular ache that middle school brings. These amazing characters will stick with you. It touches on some of the same topics as her past books: social ostracisation, bullying, friendship, etc. I enjoyed the facts at the beginning of Charlotte's chapters, the dictionary definitions at the beginning of each section that related to the story, and the integration of nerdy science trivia. Hand this one to kids also feeling the ache of middle school or readers who enjoy character driven stories.

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blue_dog_36440
Jun 21, 2018

blue_dog_36440 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 11

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likeyin
May 05, 2018

likeyin thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10

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