Everything Sad is Untrue
This is much more light-hearted content than what I'm accustomed to reading from Eric Walters, but I'm certain that it will be gobbled up by middle school grade eight girls, especially those who don't usually read much.
The main character, Sam, is super smart but socially very awkward. He has two best friends, Ian and Brooke, who help him navigate the complicated waters of high school. When the three of them witness the first of a couple "promposals" Sam decides that this is something he needs to do. He keeps his intended target a secret, but Brooke and Ian are pretty sure that it's Taylor, a very popular, attractive but surprisingly friendly girl whom Sam has recently gotten to know. Will Sam be able to carry off the promposal, and will the girl he has set his heart on taking to the prom say yes? You'll find out when you read, "Say You Will". A great addition to the shelves for those social "I don't like to read" girls who are already thinking about dating and high school. There is nothing offensive or too mature in this tale.
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
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