Jamie Greenwood


Excellent, Young Adult, Coming of age

Document Type

Book Review


Abbie Wu is perpetually stuck in what she calls “The Middles”. She’s the middle child, always stuck in the middle seat, and now she’s starting middle school. Just as she feared, Abbie’s first day is a complete disaster. Abbie finds herself feeling alone and out of place, that is, until she finds a way to remedy the middle school’s lunch situation by starting an underground snack swap. Everyone loves it! Then her prized snack swap gets shut down by the school, and Abbie starts to despair again. With the help of her older brother and her Aunt Lisa, Abbie learns that sometimes things don’t work out, and that’s okay. In the end, Abbie decides that maybe middle school isn’t so horrible after all.