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Review: Frazzled

December 23, 2016


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.



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Review copy provided by Harper Collins.   I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 23, 2016 6:52 am

    This book sounds adorable! Who hasn’t worried a bit before entering middle school? And being the middle child can be challenging. Thanks for sharing.

  2. December 23, 2016 11:02 am

    This sounds perfect for our 11-year old granddaughter who started middle school this year. We were just talking last night to her mom about how she’s adjusting and how hard it is to read her. Looks like a good one.

  3. December 23, 2016 11:27 am

    Sounds cute!

  4. December 23, 2016 11:41 am

    These years can be such a tough adjustment for some kids. Nice to know there are books out there to help make it easier or to feel less alone.

  5. December 23, 2016 2:17 pm

    I think school transitions are hard, especially if you have been at one school your whole life and find out that you have to attend a different one. Sounds fun though.

  6. Patty permalink
    December 23, 2016 5:54 pm

    I just love cautious personalities!

  7. December 24, 2016 12:21 pm

    This sounds so cute! 🙂

  8. bookingmama permalink
    January 3, 2017 7:42 am

    I might need to take a peek at this one. Looks cute!

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