Friday, February 1, 2019

Crush by Svetlana Chmakova - ESSENTIAL

Crush by Svetlana Chmakova, 240 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL Yen Press. 2018 $11.00 Language: G (0 swears, 0 'f'); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.



Jorge is the biggest kid in his grade, and he uses size to break up fights and keep the peace, some of the kids call him Sheriff. But Jorge is shy and doesn't talk to other kids much, especially Jazmine, who he thinks he might have a crush on. Middle school is full of drama and with a big dance coming up, Jorge would really like to take Jazmine, and when she breaks up with her boyfriend, Jorge sees his chance! But first, he needs to talk to her . . . 

Relationships, friendships, sports, social media, teachers and parties, Chamakova knows middle school. I love how her books are so much more than the cover tells you - yes, it's about having a crush, but the lessons about being a good friend, standing up for yourself, and finding the courage to talk about something makes this a perfect recommendation for young teens. 

Lisa Librarian 

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