Surviving Junior High is a must-read for any child aged 10+ looking for advice and guidance on overcoming peer pressure and finding true friendship. The book includes sections on negative topics that tweens/teens go through in school, including name-calling and public humiliation, and how to combat these problems with positive ideas. It includes a 'true story' for each subject and suggestions on how to stop the situation. The design of the book is informative, with cartoon pictures to add a touch of humor to what was quite a serious book. Another great addition are the studies and experiments teachers carried out to discover more about the behaviour of children.
I thorourghly enjoyed this book. Personally, I love this genre, and this did not disappoint. The author managed to keep a light tone throughout, and although the vocabulary was simple, it was quite an intelligent read. My only complaint was that I didn't feel that it was brought to a suitable close. I would definitely reccommend this book to anyone 10+ because I feel that we all have something to learn about not giving in to peer pressure. I salute Dr. Orly Cast for keeping an aspect of humor through the book, and I really enjoyed this read.