Abbie Wu is a middle child entering middle school and she worries about everything She says:
I worry more than anyone I know and maybe more than anyone in the HISTORY OF THE WORLD. Now that I’m going into the Middles, how can I not?
She’s following in the footsteps of Peter, her practically perfect brother, and hopes no one will compare the two. Choosing an elective makes her nervous and she worries about her social life. Lunch isn’t as good as she thought it would be so she comes up with a plan to make things better. It turns out to be wildly popular, until the principal gets wind of it.
FRAZZLED: EVERYDAY DISASTERS AND IMPENDING DOOM by Booki Vivat is an adorable graphic novel about a somewhat neurotic young girl. Poor Abbie worries about everything so she dreads starting middle school. Things don’t always go smoothly but Abbie has some good friends who help her through and she comes out stronger.
This book felt honest and true to me. It has it all – an engaging and original story, great characters, and great illustrations. I know a lot of kids Abbie’s age will be able to relate to her insecurities and anxieties and this book is sure to be a hit with them. You’ll want to grab a copy of FRAZZLED for the middle grade readers in your life – especially those with a cautious personality.
I will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.