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How to Survive Middle School

By: Donna Gephart

Contemporary Fiction

Welcome to TalkTime with David Greenberg, where you can meet cute hamsters, hear exclusive interviews with famous talk show hosts, and learn how to survive 7th grade!

Ages: 10+

256 pages

Random House

Average Rating: (149 Ratings)

Was happiest with something most other kids are confused about what it even is.
Submitted 9/25/2018 by hpbpokemon

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!

Awesome!!!
Submitted 3/1/2018 by doubleG

I loved this book!

This book was great! You have to read it!

Please read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#πŸ˜šπŸ˜†πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ˜Ž
Submitted 2/4/2018 by Cake

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was so good! Totally read it!!!!!!!!

not interesting
Submitted 1/8/2018 by ybrown328

This book was just OK

it was okay but inappropriate for children under eleven it also got little kids worried about middle school and nothing is true in the book about middle school. it's also sad.

This Book Was Great!
Submitted 1/4/2018 by momofaande

Thumbs up!

This book was really good! Once I started to read it, I couldn't put it down. I think it's really cool that David has his own talk show... and a hamster!

P-E-R-F-E-C-T!!!!!! (i think that is how you express your love, with the- in between letters!)
Submitted 1/2/2018 by smiliegirl

I loved this book!

MUST READ!!!!! (CAUTION! if you don't you will always regret not reading):):):)

This book was so funny
Submitted 12/10/2017 by rag1215

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

this book is one of my favorites

Submitted 12/1/2017 by cferradas

so cool

Submitted 11/8/2017 by Tchoupa

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

EPIC BOOK

Really good book!
Submitted 11/4/2017 by J39SDPadres

Thumbs up!

This book was great in many ways. It had drama, action, and page-turning parts. Overall, it deserves a 5-star. :)

THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!
Submitted 11/3/2017 by MKF

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is awesome not only in a relatable way but also its just plane good. i think everyone should read it cause even when its about middle school i gave to my younger cousin and she loved it.

A great πŸ‘book!!!!!!! A must read!!!!!!
Submitted 11/2/2017 by smiliegirl

I would read more books by this author.

This book is also by the author of Death By Toilet Paper. If you liked that you will like this one. Even if you did not like it, you will probably like this one. It is heartworming. I hope you choose it.

OK book.
Submitted 11/2/2017 by starwarslover

I would read more books by this author.

How to survive middle school was Ok. there were a few sad parts and a bit too much "boy/girl" stuff but it was still 'good.' i liked the video things but it was mean for david to video his sister without her permission. i am not reccommending it but im not not reccommending it either.

Amazing!
Submitted 10/4/2017 by OscarEscape

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was so great!! It really got you into the book as soon as it started! Definitely a must read!

Best book ever
Submitted 9/5/2017 by LovetoReadBooks

I would read more books by this author.

Sooooooooooo funny

Good book
Submitted 9/4/2017 by erosikessel

I liked this book.

The title was kind of silly but the book is good.

Super cool!!!!! 😍
Submitted 9/1/2017 by Doggie

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book captured my attention and kept me thinking. It taught me more about standing up to bullies and making new friends. It's so good,that my brother steals it from my room!!!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜œπŸ˜‰ LOL

So amazingly good!
Submitted 8/7/2017 by etzchaim

Awesome!!!




I can't say anything else!

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!
Submitted 8/1/2017 by jujubee

I loved this book!

This amazing book was about a boy going into middle school who was having problems with his friend, family, and, more. This book made me think about friendship and family. It also made me think about how it's okay to be different from everyone else.
I wish there was a sequel to this!

:)
Submitted 8/1/2017 by ReadingGirl12

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Don't worry the way this book describes middle school is probably not true. I am about to start middle school and they told us all this stuff is not true. It was a good book.

Submitted 7/3/2017 by Cardinals2

great book
Submitted 7/2/2017 by wolfforest9707

Submitted 6/13/2017 by karatekid08

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is S000000000000 good(:

OK
Submitted 6/10/2017 by hraa

This book was just OK

This book is not a good book for before or in middle school. There are some things that might scare you. I suggest it for 9th graders.

this book was horrible
Submitted 6/10/2017 by ventriloquistkid

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

i hated this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Soooooooo boring!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 6/7/2017 by Snoopy00

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this book was a waste of time, and i usally love books! #sooooo boring!!!!!!!!!

awsome
Submitted 6/6/2017 by sirmathsolot

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

awsome book!!! really funny

Great Read
Submitted 6/5/2017 by KAdene

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Awesome book, I couldn't put it down. Had lots of detail about the life of middle school.

Submitted 6/5/2017 by Cardinals2

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I feel bad for you if you did not read this yet !! :)

really good book
Submitted 6/5/2017 by Racecar22

You should TOTALLY read this book!!
Submitted 6/5/2017 by rainbows18

This book was amazing! It was really fun to read and no matter if like to read or not you will enjoy it. I read this book all the time and LOVED it. This is a great book and you should totally get this book.

Awesome, But Really Sad
Submitted 6/4/2017 by Sandstorm

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Submitted 5/8/2017 by llama

Gr8
Submitted 5/7/2017 by penguinblue

I loved this book!

Did buk is Gr8 !!!!!!!!!!!! I started reading it and I luved it and I never wnted it 2 end. U should really read dis buk!

So Funny!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 5/4/2017 by NonStopreader9

I loved this book!

This book was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! It taught me a little about being Jewish but mostly made me laugh.

The best
Submitted 5/3/2017 by Cardinals2

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I'm not even 1/2 way done and I relay like it.

THEBESTBOOKEVER
Submitted 5/2/2017 by bacobs

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I love this book.If I could,I would give this 90000000000000 stars LOVEDIT

Hilarious
Submitted 5/1/2017 by MaineNatureGirl

Awesomely Hilarious
Submitted 5/1/2017 by sydneyschwimmer

I loved this book!

This is probably one of the funniest books I have ever read!!! Only one part was confusing and I loved it! :)

this was a good book
Submitted 4/19/2017 by gameguy

I would read more books by this author.

#like
Submitted 4/16/2017 by book hunter

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

THIS WAS THE MOST INTERESTING BOOK OF PJ OUR WAY !

THE BEST BOOK EVER
Submitted 4/6/2017 by MKF

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

this book is great. its so funny best book ever.

Submitted 4/5/2017 by MidnightOwl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! It is really funny, and I got sucked in so fast. Honestly, it didn't feel like I was there, I WAS THERE. I felt like I was looking through a window watching the whole story. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!

Eh
Submitted 4/4/2017 by Flash21

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

I found this book a little confusing.

Amazing
Submitted 4/3/2017 by rmarc

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It had some sad parts, but the rest of it was GREAT!
I recommend this book.

EPIC
Submitted 4/2/2017 by likesminecraft

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I love this book cause its about youtube and i luv youtube so if u watch youtube u should read this

really awesome
Submitted 4/2/2017 by syusanna

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

overall its a really good book

AAAWWWEEESSSOOOMMMEEE
Submitted 4/2/2017 by rainbowdash222

THIS BOOK IS AAAWWWEEESSSOOOMMMEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very good story

amazing!
Submitted 4/2/2017 by Weirdinthesameway

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

this book was very well written and is very funny. It talks about how a boy has all these funny accidents and loves to film with his friends. It also talks about how people in school treat him including his crush. I think this book teaches a lesson which is "believe in your dreams."

This Book was so Cool
Submitted 4/2/2017 by jediari

This book was really cool. I really enjoyed it πŸ˜†πŸ˜†. There were some parts that were interesting, funny, cool, and sad, but overall it was really awesome. Those who haven't yet read it you should totally read it. πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

loved it SO FUNNY!!!!!!!!
Submitted 3/22/2017 by 26esanders

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Read this book it is so good I loved it

Submitted 3/19/2017 by cutesicle10

I loved this book!

I loved this book so much :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!

GGGGGGGRRRRREEEEEAAAAAAT!
Submitted 3/18/2017 by redchicken231

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was really good. It was really fun to read, and combined Judaism with the friendships and hardships of middle school. I DEFINITELY would recommend this book.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Very great and inspisring book!
Submitted 3/16/2017 by ajminifigure

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I think this book was inspiring. I especially liked how David becomes internet famous. It inspires me to try to do the same.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 3/11/2017 by Evil Lulla

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

awesome! sad and intense, but awesome!

Two thumbs up!
Submitted 3/10/2017 by ollielove

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I learned that you should always tell the truth. David and Elliot started to not like each other because David didn't tell the truth. I want to be with friends forever.

Very great book
Submitted 3/9/2017 by Bean

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Great book. I couldn't stop reading it. It is also very sad which makes it so good. It has a little of every thing. Good pick PJ Our Way

I really enjoyed reading this book!
Submitted 3/9/2017 by angelicagold

I loved this book!

I learned about the importance of friends and family. The book was kinda sad, but also really funny. I highly recommend this book.

Good book
Submitted 3/7/2017 by Lovekitties

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was a little sad at one point. The rest of it was good though.

great book
Submitted 3/6/2017 by sfdenise

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I learned to never be a jerk.

ok
Submitted 3/5/2017 by star1234

I liked this book.

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

it is more for 15 year old. I did not see this book as interesting

IT WAS THE BEST
Submitted 3/5/2017 by pianokid

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved it because it had moderate suspense, not too much, but certainly enough to get me engaged in the book. And, I LOVED IT

BEST BOOK EVER!
Submitted 3/4/2017 by Caleb O

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

You should read this book!

saaaaaaaaaaad but good!!!!
Submitted 3/3/2017 by booksrfun

I liked this book.

sad but good
Submitted 3/2/2017 by kitkat

sad but good

Submitted 3/2/2017 by zdunger

Would recommend it πŸ‘
Submitted 3/2/2017 by Sparklepeonies

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book was actually pretty good. I think it was cute how many things David did with his hamster even though at first the book isn't exactly clear on certain things keep on reading and it will make sense! I would definitely recommend it

Nice One!
Submitted 3/1/2017 by fruitgirl

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I liked this book. It really makes you think about friendship. Hammy (the hamster) so totally rocks in this book. You should read it.

loved it
Submitted 3/1/2017 by GO GIANTS

Thumbs up!

BEST BOOK EEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRR!

AAAARGH!!!!! Why is there romance???
Submitted 3/1/2017 by eldest1

This book was just OK

I liked this book but it was too sad in some parts. And why is there romance in this book? 7th graders aren't old enough for that.

t.v Hamster
Submitted 2/7/2017 by jfreydlin

I would read more books by this author.

thumbs up. such an awesome i can't describe how much i liked it

SOOO GOOD
Submitted 2/6/2017 by tziporace

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It was realistic, funny, and emotional. I loved it alot!

wonderful read!
Submitted 2/6/2017 by mensakid

Thumbs up!

good book!

#ReallyGoodBook
Submitted 2/5/2017 by MathNerd

Thumbs up!

This book was pretty funny! It was a little bit about friendship at one point. Over all, it was one of the best books ever.

Good Book
Submitted 2/5/2017 by ari42ari

Thumbs up!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

The book is very funny

Good but has some romance
Submitted 2/5/2017 by Simon

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I liked the main character. He is unique and led himself.

AWESOMMMEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 2/5/2017 by firebolt

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This is an awesome book! It has a few sad parts, but mostly it is funny and awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S. Nyancat, that is a... GREAT IDEA!!! I will SO try it out on my mom!!!!!

AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 2/5/2017 by clemdancer

I loved this book!

I couldn't stop reading it !!!!!!!

Aaammmaaazzziiinnnggg
Submitted 2/4/2017 by baseball06

Submitted 2/4/2017 by Sephardic1

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

PLZ read my review!
Submitted 2/3/2017 by CatGirlCellon

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was funny and told you about the problems of middle school in a different way. It is good if you wanna learn more about middle school and like novels. Most people would like it, but I understand not liking it.

Awesome
Submitted 2/1/2017 by cmsport

Thumbs up!

I loved this book and want to read more by this author.

AWESOME
Submitted 2/1/2017 by yolojacob

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

i thought it was great because how he is famous and he was on TV it was awesome.

Amazing!
Submitted 1/22/2017 by NYCSBoy

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

A great book with a lot to learn!

awesome but sad
Submitted 1/18/2017 by haalt518

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

i love the book! the best part was when you find out the mystery reviewer. i was so not expecting who it was.

great book!
Submitted 1/10/2017 by shoutatpets

Thumbs up!

hilarious!

awesome book
Submitted 1/9/2017 by Infinitygirl

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

this book has nothing to do with real life middle school. Other wise this was pretty good

it wasnt bad
Submitted 1/8/2017 by lobsterman

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

it had its good and bad part. i couldnt put it down

awesomeness awaits if you read this!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 1/8/2017 by pancake1836

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

this book needs to be sent to the biggest publisher on earth. it teaches and explains very nicely about friendship, relationship, and how you transition from child to adult. when david stops his friendship with elliot, sophie really encourages and helps him along the way. donna gephart is an amazingly awesome author. THE END!!!!!!!!!!

I really recommend this book!
Submitted 1/7/2017 by papaya

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

If your interested in books that are funny, amusing, and satisfying, then this is the book for you!

Hammy Time
Submitted 1/7/2017 by Catlovers

I would read more books by this author.

This book is really good, somewhat as good as Harry Potter. If you don't read this book , you are missing out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is one of the best books I've ever read ,and I've read hundreds of books !!!!! READ THIS BOOK NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazing and funny book!
Submitted 1/7/2017 by habibi

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

Wow. What a book. Hilarious, meaningful, and touching. It's all about David Greenberg and his ex-freind Elliot and his new friend, Sophie. He make videos and posts them to YouTube called talk time. He has a hampster named hammy. He has to deal with bully's at school. His Jewish grandmother, bubela, is his biggest fan. You must read this book!

Since I'm in middle school, it didn't really talk about a real life middle school. It talked about a stereotype book middle school
Submitted 1/5/2017 by marleyhorowitz

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I have read better books. In the summary on this website it says this book is for 10+ but i think it should be 3rd grade+

GREAT book!!!!
Submitted 1/5/2017 by readerwithbraces

I would read more books by this author.

I would highly recommend this book. It is super funny and very very interesting. The only thing that I think the author could do a little better is the ending. Otherwise, How to Survive Middle School is an awesome book and I would give it 2 thumbs up.

Love that YouTube is a big part of it!!!
Submitted 1/4/2017 by misterawesome

Thumbs up!

Best middle school book ever!!

Hilarious!
Submitted 1/4/2017 by derpycooki

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Love how it involves YouTube, I'm just so into this stuff! The only thing is that having a hamster on the cover is kind of misleading because the hamster isn't a huge part of the story. :)

You should read this book if you like funny stuff!!
Submitted 1/4/2017 by phoenixgirl

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I liked this book , but it's not my favorite. I kind of want to see David's videos, though.

language!
Submitted 1/4/2017 by diglett

This book was just OK

It was a little adult.

READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 1/4/2017 by ReadingGirl12

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was, The. Best. Book. Ever. I loved how David went from having a small amount of views on his videos to have thousands of views. I think it is a great book for anyone entering middle school with in the next year or two to read because it will make you not be scared for middle school since none of this will ever happen to you. You must read it.

Amazing
Submitted 1/4/2017 by NoahMassey765

Thumbs up!

Loved this book! Couldn't put it down! If you like funny and entertaining books choose this one!

Mysterious, crazy, and emotional book!!!
Submitted 1/4/2017 by goog

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was one of my favorite books. It had a mixture of emotions from love to hate. It had friendship as the love and also bullies that hated everyone. It was so interesting that I got up at 7:00 in the morning and read to 10:00 in the morning!

How to Survive Middle School, a totally recommended book!
Submitted 1/3/2017 by arduinokid

I loved this book!

How to Survive Middle School is a great book written by Donna Gephart. I loved this book because it is exciting yet sad. One example of exciting is that one of David's videos goes in The Daily Show. It is sad because David's hamster dies.

I rate this book 5 stars. I totally recommend it!

Read this book!!
Submitted 1/2/2017 by SportsRule

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is very moving. Unfortunately, it is very sad.

The best book
Submitted 1/2/2017 by Nyancat

I loved this book!

If you could choose one PJ Our Way book, I would choose this one. I really liked this book. Some parts are sad, but mostly this book is very perky and happy. I liked the thought that an ordinary kid can become famous. This book might also convince my mom to get me a Youtube channel : )

So funny yet so sad
Submitted 1/1/2017 by Bosco

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was funny but sad R.I.P hammy😒A blessed memory

This book was ok.
Submitted 1/1/2017 by djh

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

Just found out Donna Gephart wrote "Death by Toilet Paper." No wonder they are similar.

Too Sad, Not Enough Comic Relief
Submitted 1/1/2017 by djh

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I think this book was way to sad, and it doesn't have enough comic relief, but I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️ because the few funny parts were really funny and it had a very happy ending, and I liked the characters David and Sofie.

-DJ H

This book is amazing
Submitted 1/1/2017 by readinglover1

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was amazing. While I read it I thought about my life and how I could relate. I learned a lot about being Jewish in this book you should read it.

reminds me of my life
Submitted 12/30/2016 by orange soccer

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

GREAT BOOK!
Submitted 12/30/2016 by coolsteel29

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It was so good! And very funny. But it had bad vocabulary and it was a bit too intense.

Good Book
Submitted 12/30/2016 by superekanshappy

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I liked the book but it said some terrible words my family does not use.

Hilarious Book!!!
Submitted 12/26/2016 by Chosen_One

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was really funny. I couldn't stop reading it. For anyone who did not choose this book, then you should read it. I liked it way more than I thought I would!

READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 12/1/2016 by HPFan

Thumbs up!

I LOVED THIS BOOK . you should totally read this book. i read it like five million times!!!!! and the cover is so adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the way i imagined stuff made it so cool. this book totally lets you use your imagination. if you are thinking about getting this book my only words to you are, "GET IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!"

Submitted 12/1/2016 by Owls

Sounds real cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't wait to read it!!!!!!!!!

Pretty Good
Submitted 12/1/2016 by rachelsofia

I liked this book.

I like this book, but it is a little too unrealistic. I prefer more realistic books. Only for unrealistic loving people.

I've always wanted to read this
Submitted 11/10/2016 by plumberry

Thumbs up!

I've always wanted to read this now I can. I'm going into middle school next year so this will be cool

READ THIS BOOK!!!!
Submitted 11/5/2016 by Dance7646

I loved this book!

I really liked reading this book, and while I was reading it I couldn't put it down! I found it interesting how David incorporated being Jewish into his modern daily life. Such a great book to read! I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good laugh.

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!
Submitted 11/4/2016 by sarahcurrie

I loved this book!

I couldn't take my eyes off this book! At first I just wanted to read it because of the ADORABLE hamster,but this is really an AMAZING book. ( and not just because of the hamster). Overall A FANTASTIC book.

i did NOT like this book
Submitted 11/3/2016 by airplanes

it was slow and boring, and totally made up. if you are reading this right now, trust me, get something else

Submitted 10/11/2016 by mathmaster

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

A must read book for people going into 7th grade
Submitted 10/2/2016 by kis

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

If you are going into 7th grade then this is the book for you from the hamsters and old and new friends this is the best way to think of MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!!!!!!

super awesome
Submitted 10/2/2016 by thegreat

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

read read read read read read read read read

READ THIS BOOK!!
Submitted 8/8/2016 by The_Chemist

Thumbs up!

A Jewish twist on Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Really hilarious book! Could not put it down!! Really recommend this book!!

amazing story!!!!!!
Submitted 8/4/2016 by purpleballoon

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

it was amazing story that that i could not put down.

Amazing and awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 6/1/2016 by PandaBearGirl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was very interesting. A good interesting. It gets a little sad and I almost didn't want to keep reading. But I did and I'm happy that I did because it was a great book. I would definitely recommend it.

I Love This Book
Submitted 5/22/2016 by strawberry girl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is about David Greenberg and his experience when starting middle school. I think this book could teach many people a lot of things, whether you are in middle school or not. The plot makes the book seem more real to me. The author really makes each character come to life. This book is like a fun novel mixed in with Judaism. I would recommend this book to those who need a good read.

I read how to survive middle school
Submitted 4/10/2016 by woowoo

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

You should read this book

awesome book!!
Submitted 4/7/2016 by abzrox

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I loved how David let his videos make him happy

HILARIOUS!
Submitted 3/6/2016 by tzipporah

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was so hilarious. I totally loved it. I really love how it just brings you so close to your friends. It gets you thinking in a new way. So I give this book 5 stars just like David's videos.

Pretty Good
Submitted 3/5/2016 by bookgirlpearl23

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was a good book just not the most realistic. But mostly great!!!

great book
Submitted 3/4/2016 by coincollector

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this book is great a must read best book of my life

This book was amazing!
Submitted 3/3/2016 by leelee

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was really exciting, even from the beginning! It had humor, and emotion, and family... and so much more I can't even name! I totally recommend this book!

GREAT BOOK!!!! A MUST READ!!!
Submitted 3/1/2016 by Riley

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I was sceptic when I picked up this book, but I LOVED it. A fast-paced novel with thrilling characters. A MUST READ.

A TOTAL MUST READ!!!
Submitted 2/25/2016 by July girl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I absolutely loved this book. It taught an important lesson. This book made me feel like friendships are hard to keep but you can do it if you set your mind to it. It also reminded me about how friends and boy/girlfriends both have -end in it but family has -ily (I LOVE YOU!) READ THIS BOOK! I recommend it to anyone who likes a little drama and really relate-able books.

Middle School
Submitted 2/10/2016 by bulldog2

This book was just OK

This book was just okay because it made middle school seem too terrible for the main character. I would not go out of your way to read it.

A MUST READ!!!!
Submitted 2/7/2016 by enpointe

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I have not read it yet but i think that it will be a pretty AWESOME as i just said AWESOME and well i think it is a must read!!!!:)

awesome book !!!!! :]
Submitted 2/7/2016 by bextert23

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

i really liked this book! its very fun, entertaining and a great book about friendship.! I would recommend this for all ages! i hope this review helped.

Great book
Submitted 2/4/2016 by mbk

I loved this book!

I liked this book because it has a hamster and I love hamsters. Also, this book was really fun to read.

Submitted 2/3/2016 by OregonPitcher

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Great book!
Submitted 2/1/2016 by gocute1

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is really good! It's about a boy named David who is starting middle school and is having a hard time but his videos that he makes are starting to help him through everything.

#superfunny
Submitted 2/1/2016 by phillyevelyn

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

it's a good book. the main character makes funny videos with his best friend, that is until his best friend wanted to hang out with his enemy. So he's on his own until he meets a girl who loves his videos. But she's not the same as Elliot. She doesn't understand how his mom left him and when his moms last present dies things get even worse. Will he make up with the friend who understands him the most?

HAMPSTER ON A SURFBOARD
Submitted 1/28/2016 by aricat

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I LIKED THIS CUZ IT HAD A HAMPSTER WHO RODE A SURFBOARD. YAY.

Really good book!
Submitted 1/24/2016 by Narwhal Lover

Thumbs up!

This is a really good book! I agree with what some people said, though- that middle school is NOT that bad. I've never met anybody who has been bullied like that. But ignoring that, this book is totally true to life, with friend problems, and going into middle school for the first time. The author did a really good job voicing this character, and it's a very well written book. I would recommend it!

A must read!!!
Submitted 1/19/2016 by Music

Thumbs up!

This book is about a boy who likes making funny videos of his hamster with his best friend until his friend thinks a girl likes him, and they spend all summer in the mall looking for her. When they go to middle school, the boy gets bullied and his best friend doesn’t play with him anymore. His new best friend is a girl named Sophie and … you need to read more to find out what happens next!!!

Maybe not realistic, but amazing nonetheless!!
Submitted 1/19/2016 by bookworm_right_here

Thumbs up!

Omigod! This book was amazing. I wouldn't say that some of these things are things that you need to worry about when you go to middle school, so don't worry! But this book is still amazing and there are characters you can relate to. It's hilarious and has a really funny plot line. I couldn't put the book down and I stayed up reading an hour past when I was supposed to be in bed! ;-). And I only half regretted the decision the following morning when I was sooo tired! The book was just that good! I wish I had gotten the book myself instead of having to borrow my brother's!!

Submitted 1/6/2016 by batyaadena

I loved this book!

I really loved this book! I learned new words and it was really funny. And it seemed like real life. I recommend this book!

This book is OK,I guessπŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
Submitted 12/2/2015 by natsboy

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

I think this book was OK because there is a lot of tv shows that are modern,but it didn't really have to do anything with being Jewish

Submitted 12/1/2015 by bulldog1

this book was fun to read
Submitted 12/1/2015 by Design Team

I like this book because it seems like real life but is funny. David needs to get rich quick- but how do you do that when you are in middle school? I recommend this book.
Akiva, age 12, Israel

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“I love what I do – writing, enjoying time with family and friends, writing, hanging out at the local library, writing, riding my bike … oh, and writing!”

When Donna was about eight or nine years old, she wrote her first story, “Happy-Go-Lucky.” It was about a horse, and Donna’s mom loved it! From that time on, Donna decided she wanted to become a writer.

Donna loves to write, but she also loves to read. When asked what things are the most important to her, Donna replied:

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