Welcome to our online book club for grades 5 - 8! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova.
Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!
Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!
All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!
"Awkward" by Svetlana Chmakova
“Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don't get noticed by the mean kids.
Cardinal rule #2 for surviving school: Seek out groups with similar interests and join them.
On her first day at her new school, Penelope — Peppi — Torres reminds herself of these basics. But when she trips into a quiet boy in the hall, Jaime Thompson, she's already broken the first rule, and the mean kids start calling her the "nerder girlfriend." How does she handle this crisis? By shoving poor Jaime and running away!
Falling back on rule two and surrounding herself with new friends in the art club, Peppi still can't help feeling ashamed about the way she treated Jaime. Things are already awkward enough between the two, but to make matters worse, he's a member of her own club's archrivals — the science club! And when the two clubs go to war, Peppi realizes that sometimes you have to break the rules to survive middle school!”
*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*
More about the author, comics, geocaching, and solar science:
Svetlana Chmakova’s website:
Berrybrook Middle School fan wiki site:
KitLitTV’s How To Make a Comic:
NASA’s page on solar science:
Included as well: an Awkward word search, a design a logo activity, and some blank comic templates for making your own comic strips!
Like Awkward? There are two more books in the Berrybrook Middle School series, Brave and Crush. Check them out!
We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come in and turn in a physical copy!