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Twerp

By: Mark Goldblatt

Contemporary Fiction

Julian is about to lose his title of fastest runner in sixth grade and his best friend isnโ€™t talking to him. Could things get any worse?

Ages: 10+

288 pages

Yearling

Average Rating: (64 Ratings)

Sooooooooooooooo great!
Submitted 11/6/2019 by Julieberner

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I think all boys would love this book. I liked the diary format. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes diary books. It was super funny. It had a really great message about doing the right thing. This was my favorite PJ Library book so far!

This Book Was Just Ok ๐Ÿ˜‘
Submitted 11/4/2019 by AFlyingTurtle

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was an interesting journey taking place in middle school but it just wasnโ€™t a book you could stick to. If it was a bit more action packed and interesting then this book would be great.
-AFlyingTurtle
3 Stars โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

This book was good!
Submitted 11/4/2019 by Nonoficho

The book was really interesting and fun. It was good because it was written in the form of a narrative that a student is writing to his teacher.

OK. BIT BORING IN PLACES.
Submitted 10/10/2019 by MissPenguin

This book was just OK

Normal book. Don't waste your time. It's okay, but not great. Just AVERAGE.
I think that U should not get it. Only get this if it's your only OK option. Probably would not recommend. My bro got this book and I was pretty bored while reading. Just an OK way to pass the time.

hilarious
Submitted 10/10/2019 by bossports

I loved this book!

it was a very funny book

sad book.
Submitted 10/7/2019 by vonsoccer

This book was just OK

In the first quarter of this book ,this man cut open his head and the picture in my mind was gross. Didn't pick up the book again

Intriguing
Submitted 10/6/2019 by Catkid1

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book made me think about how sometimes you need friends to accomplish some goals.

Amazing book for sure!
Submitted 10/4/2019 by SoccerNoodle

Twerp talked about the importance of being a friend and not always listening to your friends if you donโ€™t think their idea is smart. When I started this book, I couldnโ€™t stop reading! ๐Ÿ˜€

Just Okay
Submitted 10/3/2019 by VBookworm

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

Kind of boring

I LOVED this book!
Submitted 10/3/2019 by Ilovepixie

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This was such a great book! Great detail and story! It was SOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!! A great book for any time of person! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Bad
Submitted 10/1/2019 by NY2209

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

Boring, I didn't find it interesting don't read it.

Great read!
Submitted 9/3/2019 by MissPenguin

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Great book! You should definitely read it if you like short stories. Kinda long, but a GREAT book otherwise! I'm so happy that I chose this book! (took me some time to read, so if you want a quick read you should not choose this๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜ถ)

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜šโ˜บโ˜บ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

This book was AMAZING!
Submitted 9/1/2019 by Kidbunbun

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was so good! All the main characters are really interesting, and the plot is SO GOOD! There are so many plot twists, and so much character development. I liked it so much, that I got the sequel for my birthday.


Best book ever
Submitted 8/7/2019 by Pokemonstar

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I love it it is good and kind of sad too I dare you to read it its awesome ๐Ÿ‘

Submitted 8/7/2019 by 145Stav

i did not like it it was not very good well at least not the part that i read

Good enough
Submitted 8/4/2019 by AW2018

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

I mean, it is kind of weird once you get to the end of the book. But, the book is great!

I loved it; you will too!
Submitted 8/2/2019 by Monkey17

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I dont want to reveal to much because if you havent read it yet, i dont want to spoil it. This is a book about peer pressure, bullying, and freindship. I would reccomend, 5 stars to `Twerp`. Good job, Mark Goldblatt. Ill read more books by this author

Enjoy!๐Ÿ‘

I like it
Submitted 8/1/2019 by Gamemaster

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I did like the book but I still think Julian didnโ€™t have to listen to Lonnie

Hard to follow
Submitted 7/16/2019 by Monsteer6

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I don't know about you but this book is hard to follow. I still liked this book still.

Sometimes friendships can be hard to keep...
Submitted 7/13/2019 by MissBird80

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book made me think about the different phases of friendships. Loonie was Julian's old best friend and after they got into a big fight, Loonie became Julian ex-best friend. Eduardo became Julian's new friend. I learned that sometimes friendships can be hard to keep.

Submitted 7/10/2019 by Melodica2000

pretty good

Submitted 7/9/2019 by Nachpack

Thumbs up!

great book

Cool book!
Submitted 7/8/2019 by Doggie

I liked this book.

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

Good book๐Ÿฆท

This book was pretty good
Submitted 7/8/2019 by fpopper

I liked this book.

I think this was a good book with a good story, but kinda mean when it talked about bullying. I would say it was definitely worth reading though! I was never bored.

Best book ever
Submitted 7/8/2019 by TWYankees

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was amazing

Twerp is exciting from beginning to end!๐Ÿ‘
Submitted 7/6/2019 by GymnasticsBomb

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was a good book because it did not stop having action. I think this is a good book for most people.

Amazing book! I recommend!!!!!
Submitted 7/3/2019 by artist2000dog

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship and how everything you do is a choice.
I loved the perspective of the book and the characters. It has a plot that kept me hooked all through the book. SOOOO GOOD!!!!!

OK book
Submitted 7/3/2019 by pioneer2009

I liked this book.

OK book. Would have made a LITTLE more sense if it had been set in 2000 or higher, and some of the stuff didn't make sense, but overall it was good.
Thumbs up!

quite good
Submitted 7/3/2019 by Hha

i thought it would be terrible, but really it's not! you can't judge a book by it's cover!!!!!!!!!!!

Uhh... just ok
Submitted 7/1/2019 by PJreader602

This book was just OK

It was ok. I didn't get hooked at all and it was definitely not my topic.

BEST. BOOK. EVER!!!!! ( * o* )
Submitted 7/1/2019 by rachaelwlcg

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

SUCH A GOOD BOOK!!!! IT WAS REALLY EXCELLENT! I CAN'T WAIT TO READ MORE!!!!!!( * o* )( * o* )

From j awesome !!!!( * o* )

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Submitted 7/1/2019 by singread

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Twerp turned out to be not so twerpy after all. The main character really changed throughout the story.

Submitted 7/1/2019 by bibliophile18

This book has been my least favorite out of all of the books I've read over the years. There was too much violence, sadness, and there was bullying a kid who has special needs. I don't recommend this book.

i loved it
Submitted 7/1/2019 by cookiecats2008

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

this book was great i loved it

EH, IT WAS JUST OK
Submitted 6/10/2019 by Awesome8

OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK BUT IT IS AVERAGE

Submitted 5/19/2019 by JewishGiantsfan

I loved this book!

it was SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Really good
Submitted 5/6/2019 by SquidTech

Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good Really good

Amazing
Submitted 5/2/2019 by SoccerStar033010

Very nice
Submitted 5/2/2019 by Sparkles8

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book

It was amazing
Submitted 5/1/2019 by Eyeinthefly

Thumbs up!

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

It was the best book I ever read

It was amazing
Submitted 5/1/2019 by Eyeinthefly

Thumbs up!

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

It was the best book I ever read

This was an amazing book.
Submitted 9/25/2018 by hpbpokemon

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Until you have read this book you have not learned the important rule of being truthful.

Twerp is an amazing book!
Submitted 7/25/2018 by puplovem

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I just finished reading twerp.
I am so glad I read it!

Amazing book
Submitted 6/7/2018 by Davidg

This book is amazing.

An Amazing book!
Submitted 1/26/2018 by mathmaster

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This was a really good book! I loved the author's ideas for this book!

The Best!
Submitted 8/1/2017 by Jeremyrosen

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I read the sequel of this book first, so there were a lot of holes in the book until I read the first one, which is even better than the sequel and definitely recommend this book to kids of all ages.

Julian Twerski gets out of doing reports in english class by keeping a journal about his life.
Submitted 8/1/2017 by Jeremyrosen

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was great, definitely recommend this to all kids of all ages. This book has everything for everyone in it.

Fantastic Book! ! !
Submitted 6/3/2017 by BiancaLani

I loved this book!

Can't wait for the sequel to come out! ! !

Great Book!!!
Submitted 5/2/2017 by Skigirl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Twerp is very meaningful to lots of friends everywhere, whom made some bad mistakes. I learned a lot about friendship and choices. I read the next book in the series and it was just as awesome! You should definitely read this book.

really good book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 4/2/2017 by rainbowdash222

Thumbs up!

This book is really good but I wish it would use more details.

READ THIS BOOK!
Submitted 3/9/2017 by piggy

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 3/3/2017 by books23

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

great book. this book showed lots of friendship. when he lost friends, but earned them back it was great. GOOD

We LOVED this Book!
Submitted 2/7/2017 by rockclimbingB

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

My Mom and I read this together and we thought it was really good. It kept us in suspense and wanting to know more. It was funny and also touching. It's been one of our favorite books so far! Definitely recommend reading it.

Kept my interest and I'm not a big fan of fiction
Submitted 2/1/2017 by starwarslegoman

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I liked that it was very realistic and based on the author's life.

I don't like mean characters in books
Submitted 1/8/2017 by lovebaseball

I don't like reading about mean people. The character in this book admits what he did but he doesn't understand what a bad person he was. Not my kind of book.

Couldn't get better
Submitted 12/30/2016 by largemouthbass

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I have no complaints. I did not get this book from PJ Our Way but I love this book so much. I can not ask for anything better.

Submitted 12/5/2016 by happy girl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is about a boy named Julian and a book he has been writing about all of the things he has done wrong, or really what he has done in the past. His teacher, Mr. Selkirk, made him write this book to spill out those moments of fun, and guilt. The book format is a diary type and the year this all takes place in is 1969. This is when Julian is a 12 year old in 6th grade. It is a heartbreaking story and you will love it the way I did.

This Book Rocks
Submitted 12/5/2016 by laxdudette1230

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I really liked it because it put me into the shoes of a sixth grade boy, who was running in to a lot of trouble. This is one of the best PJ Our Way books yet! (I also liked NOW) I really really really recommend this.

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!
Submitted 12/4/2016 by strubiedoo

Thumbs up!

This is my total favs book!!!!
Every boy would โค๏ธ this book!!!

Awesome book!!!!
Submitted 12/2/2016 by Infinitygirl

I would read more books by this author.

This book was a really good book because it kept my attention focused on it. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes interesting quick-read books.

Amazing book
Submitted 12/1/2016 by i heart reading

I would read more books by this author.

I loved this book because it's about a boy who tells a story of his life that I can relate to.

Funny story
Submitted 12/1/2016 by mtg fan

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It is a great book but probably for 10+ because little to mature for younger. It is the story of a guys life all that can happen happens.

time for Twerp
Submitted 10/2/2016 by kis

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It`s so good I want to be Julian myself (for some of the book at least)

Twerp is an important book!
Submitted 10/1/2016 by Design Team

Thumbs up!

This book makes you ask if going along with a bullyโ€™s ideas makes you a bully too. It was hard to read about the bullying of people and animals. I would recommend this book to people who stand up for other people.
by Jack, Pennsylvania

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Mark Goldblatt

Author of Twerp

Mark Goldblatt is a journalist, English professor, and fiction writer. His favorite authors when he was a kid included Dr. Seuss and Charles Dickens. He based the story of Twerp on his own childhood in Queens, NY. 
To young writers, Mark gives this advice: “Read a lot! Read the classics.  Even if it tastes like medicine, read them!”

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