Name tags and Other Grade 6 Disasters | Spoiler -Free

Twelve-year-old Lizbeth always has a plan, and those plans have usually worked–until now. No matter what she tries, she can’t get rid of her dad’s new girlfriend, Claire. And when she and her mom move, Lizbeth has to join a sixth-grade class already in progress, where her teacher makes her wear a name tag and she’s seated with three notorious weirdos.

When faced with mandatory participation in a school talent show, Lizbeth and the Weirdos decide to create self portraits. Reluctantly, Lizbeth finds herself becoming friends with people she thought she had nothing in common with–and coming to terms with the things she can’t control.

Goodreads Synopsis

Thank you Netgalley and publisher for the ARC but it has in now way affected my opinions .

So it has been ages since I wrote a book review . My last book review was on June 21st . So without further ado !

 Can I just start off by saying I loved this book?

1.I really liked the characters. All of them had their own personalities and they were very diverse. I could hardly find any similarities between any of them.

2.  It also highlights the importance of standing up for what you believe in.

3. The protagonist is  bold, determined and introspective.

4. Finding your way in a group may it be family or friends

5.This book is also wickedly funny! The girls get up to a lot of mischief trying to get rid of Claire. Yet at times serious . It overall a balanced book.

7.Friendship is a defining theme in this book .

  1. Sometimes Lizabeth was annoying ! But most of the times I rooting for her:) Also as the character grew she turned more and more likeable . But I think it was all part of the character graph as she started accepting things !

The writing is remarkably strong — this story grabs you from page one and was a pleasure to read through and through. A warming tale that encompasses many strong themes like new school, new friends ,blended families, bullying ,unlikely friendships and a lot more ! Overall is an engaging middle-grade novel with memorable, endearing, and passionate protagonist. I highly recommend this book !

Do you want to read this book now? What do you like about middle grade books ? Do you like female main characters?

17 thoughts on “Name tags and Other Grade 6 Disasters | Spoiler -Free”

  1. I love reading MG. Middle grade has been my go-to reading over the past month. ) middle grade books allow me the perfect, calming escape.I love The friendships! And after reading your review I really want to read this book 🙂

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    1. I just love those books so much. ❤ I totally agree i with you. Friendships are definitely one of the reasons why I read them. And am glad I could convince you to read this book . Hope u get to read this soon


  2. Love your enthusiastic review! This book has been on my netgalley TBR list for some time. It sounds like the perfect escape story right now. The protagonist sounds so unique. I love strong female protagonists….I am not so fond of Middle grade books but once in a while I love reading them…I have a several ffavorite Middle grade books and hope this book to will be a great read … Can’t wait to read this book!


  3. It looks like a really good book…this review really motivated me to read this fab book
    I hope my experience with this book it just as good as yours..
    You wrote a book review after a really very long break..was really awaiting a review from write fantastic and elegantly put up your points
    Will look forward to more of such beautiful posts from you, Krisha!😊😊
    Love your blog💖💖

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    1. ahh thank you so much!!! you’re literally so sweet!!! i dont know what to say!!!! 🥺🥺💖 Hope you enjoy the book 🙂
      i really do hope to make more of these posts in the future (when im not so busy with school) but your comment really made my day so thank youuu 💖

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  4. Very well written !
    I am obsessed with strong female characters, always have been and probably always will be. I grew up obsessing over female characters like Buffy Summers and Ellen Ripley, and hoping that I could only be half as cool as them when I grew up.
    and this review definitely made me add this book to the tbr !

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    1. Thanks ! So happy this review made you add the book to the tbr ….oh yes i just love strong female protagonists they are so easy to relate too ! I have never heard of them ….sorry


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