Book Review: Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child by Maria T. Lennon

Title: Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child

Author: Maria T. Lennon

Publisher: Harpercollins

Release Date: August 27, 2013

Book Summary: 

Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child stars the hilariously cheeky reformed bully and tween hacker Charlie Cooper as she tries to ditch her middle-child reputation and make cool friends at her new school in Los Angeles. But being cool isn’t as easy as it looks. Charlie has to face down the mean girls and decide between right and wrong once and for all when she learns the terrible truth behind Marta the Farta’s bad attitude and loner status. And Charlie has to do it all in outfits meant for the runways!

It is really interesting to read a book from a bullies point of view. If it weren’t for the humor behind Charlie’s situation, I probably would have put this book down within the first chapter or two.  I am so glad I read it to the end though. To see the transformation from being a bully, to finding what compassion really is and embracing it for the benefit of others, was inspirational. If we could put the challenge to every tween and teen that Charlie’s therapist put to her, I think we’d see a lot less bullying in schools, and more love and kindness for everyone.
Rating: 4 stars. Great Book
Content: Clean content. There is talk of, and examples of bullying. A lot of snark.
Source: Julia Drake PR. Copy for review