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Just Breeze: 12/31/11
Just Breeze by Beverly Stowe McClure is a tween fiction about a girl, Breeze, who just wants to survive the eight grade. She's tall for her age, has big feet, red unruly hair and a popular older sister who is on the cheerleading squad. Then there's the new boy Cam that she's crushing on. Oh so much drama for eighth grade!
The reviews and blurbs I've read says this is a book that all teen girls will relate to and that will appeal to boys and girls alike. Maybe it was the method of reading (ebook instead of printed) or maybe it's that I don't have any sisters and my friends and I never talked about boys when were teens, but the book was just ok.
I dare authors to write a book about an eighth grade book that doesn't have: her being boy crazy, jealous about her sister, or being taller than everyone else. It's been done and done to death. It's time to move on.
Just Breeze reads like a book where Junie B. Jones is now in eighth grade but otherwise hasn't matured much.
Received for review.