Rivers, Karen The Encyclopedia of Me, 256 pgs. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2012. $16.99 Language: G (0 swears 0 “F”) Mature Content G; Violence G:
At the end of the summer before 8th grade, Tink Aaron-Martin begins writing an encyclopedia about herself. A cute boys moves in next door, her older brother’s autism escalates family issues, her BFF has a new friend (Tink’s WEE - worst enemy ever) and school is about to start. Tink can’t even enjoy the last weeks of summer because she seems to be constantly grounded! Told in the style of encyclopedia entries and footnotes, this book made me laugh and cry. A good, clean read with a bit of teen romance and funny situations.
MS - ADVISABLE Reviewer Lisa Media Specialist