Friday, August 19, 2011

Gossip from the Girls' Room by Rose Cooper, Book Review

Title: Gossip from the Girls' Room
Author:  Rose Cooper
Part of series or standalone:  First book in a series
Published: January 11, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Sofia Becker is a sixth-grade at Middlebrooke Middle School.  She writes an anonymous blog for the school as the Blogtastic Blogger.  Sofia hopes that the blog will increase her popularity.   In this blog, she writes about gossip that’s about teachers and students.  Most of the gossip she hears she learns about when she’s eavesdropping in the girls’ bathroom.  She can’t stand Mia St. Clare, so she often talks about her and other social climbers.  Mia St. Clare is the most popular girl and apparently, Sofia’s crush Andrew likes Mia.  Sofia is so angry.  Will Mia snag Sofia’s crush? Will the blog increase Sofia's popularity?

I really liked this book.  The drawings are so adorable.  The book is described as “A Blogtastic Novel”, but it’s said that it’s a pre-blogging notebook.  There are blog entries in the book, but it’s set-up on notebook paper.  So, I was expecting something different.  I still enjoyed it though.  This book reminds me of the Dork Diaries, so children or adults that like that series should like this one as well.  This is a very quick and enjoyable read.  I’m a sucker for books that have cute drawings.  The next book,Rumors from the Boy's Room, will be out in Spring of 2012.  I'm not sure how Sofia will pull that one off, but I can't wait to find out.

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