Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Lights, Camera, Middle School! (Babymouse Tales from the Locker) by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

Title: Lights, Camera, Middle School! (Babymouse Tales from the Locker)
Author: Jennifer Holm
Illustrator: Matthew Holm
Pages: 208

Synopsis from Goodreads:
For Babymouse, middle school is like a monster movie. You can never be sure who’s a friend and who’s an enemy, and the halls are filled with mean-girl zombies. Instead of brains, the zombies hunger for stuff—the perfect wedge sandals or the right shade of sparkly lip gloss—and they expect everyone to be just like them. But Babymouse doesn’t want to fit in—she wants to stand out! So she joins the film club to write and direct a sweeping cinematic epic. Will making the film of her dreams turn into a nightmare?
This is the first book I've read of the Babymouse series, and I have to say this book should be a staple of all middle school libraries around the world. It was a fast read, with a good moral behind it.
Babymouse signs up for an extracurricular activity in film-making. After writing the script and casting the crew and actors, Babymouse and Gang go through all sorts of things it takes to make a movie. Soon, Babymouse lets the movie go to her head and ends up pushing away her friends and taking advantage of them. She realizes with the help of her annoying brother that she should apologize. After she does, they quickly wrap up the film and realizes that middle school doesn't have to be so bad after all.

Matthew Holm incorporates some pretty quirky illustrations throughout the pages of this book and it makes it a fun, easy, and quick for middle kids in middle school.

I received this bool in exchange for an honest review. All opinions herein are of my own and are not swayed by any outside factors.