After she’s hit by lightning at a wedding, twelve-year-old Lilah Bloom develops a new talent: she can hear dead people. Among them, there’s her overopinionated Bubby Dora; a prissy fashion designer; and an approval-seeking clown who livens up a séance. With Bubby Dora leading the way, these and other sweetly imperfect ghosts haunt Lilah through seventh grade, and help her face her one big fear: talking to—and possibly going to the seventh-grade dance with—her crush, Andrew Finkel.Release date: July 3, 2012
I <3 this book!! This is a wonderful middle grades book that I think readers of all levels will enjoy. Not only is Lilah hilarious, but the ghosts that she can now hear are classic. Lilah not only has to deal with talking to her crush after an embarrassing (but hilarious) incident at the store, but her grandmother (Bubby Dora) has a mission for her. I like how the personalities of the students in the book are similar to what you'd see in school. There is so much about the interactions of the characters that I found refreshing, but I don't want to go into detail and ruin the fun of reading. I can tell you that I will make sure to have a finished copy of this in my classroom next year and will work on getting one or more in the school library. With spunky dialog and chapters that are the perfect length for a middle grades student, Small Medium at Large is a wonderful story.
If you are an older YA/ MG reader, this is the perfect quick read to help break up your reading. I hope you enjoy Small Medium at Large as much as I did. It still makes me smile :)
rating: 5 stars