[Ebook] ➬ Lets Pretend We Never Met ➫ Melissa C. Walker – Thegreatwallonline.us

Lets Pretend We Never Met If It Were Up To Mattie Markham, There Would Be A Law That Said Your Family Wasn T Allowed To Move In The Middle Of The School Year After All, Sixth Grade Is Hard Enough Without Wondering If You Ll Be Able To Make New Friends Or Worrying That The Kids In Pennsylvania Won T Like Your North Carolina Accent.But When Mattie Meets Her Next Door Neighbor And Classmate, She Begins To Think Maybe She Was Silly To Fear Being The New Girl Agnes Is Like No One Mattie Has Ever Met She S Curious, Hilarious, Smart, And Makes Up The Best Games If Winter Break Is Anything To Go By, The Rest Of The School Year Should Be A Breeze.Only It Isn T, Because When Vacation Ends And School Starts, Mattie Realizes Something At School Agnes Is Known As The Weird Girl Who No One Likes All Mattie Wants Is To Fit In Okay, And Maybe Be A Little Popular Too , But Is That Worth Ending Her Friendship With Agnes

[Ebook] ➬ Lets Pretend We Never Met  ➫ Melissa C. Walker – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • ebook
  • 240 pages
  • Lets Pretend We Never Met
  • Melissa C. Walker
  • 20 March 2017
  • 9780062567192

10 thoughts on “Lets Pretend We Never Met


  1. says:

    ARC provided by Young Adult Books CentralMattie is not thrilled to have to move from North Carolina to Phildelphia over winter break, even though it means being near her beloved grandmother, Maeve Her father is working long hours at his new job, her mother can t find work, and she has to start a new school One bright spot is her neighbor, Agnes, who is a little quirky but very exuberant and fun When school starts, Agnes misses the first three days back to care for an abandoned baby bird Mattie is relieved, and is able to make new friends, including the cute Finn, who is very attentive and sweet Once Agnes returns to school, all of Mattie s fears about her are confirmed She s odd, and the other students stay away from her They aren t too mean with the exception of Marissa, who s having a hard time of her own , but Mattie realizes that if she admits to being friends with Agnes, she might lose her friendship with Shari As her grandmother s condition worsens and the family prepares to move her out of her house, it is even important to Mattie that her school situation is stable Besides, Agnes gets annoying even to Mattie Will she be able to keep her friends if she admits that Agnes is sometimes fun to have around Let s Pretend We Never Met is a perfect model for what middle grade novels should include The friend drama is paramount, but the family drama is deftly handled There s nothing earth shattering occurring, but Mattie is affected by her family s situation Many middle grade students have to deal with moving, parents employment situations, and aging grandparents I loved that Mattie was able to voice her concerns to her parents and eventually get help working through the issues she faced with their help The romance with Finn is unrealistically wonderful, but what tween girl wouldn t be thrilled if a boy had his uncle send him a pencil for her favorite sports team The other children at school are also almost too good to be true, but do serve as an excellent but realistic example of how children should behave Once Mattie explains to them a little about Agnes, they accept her Agnes is never identified as being on the autism spectrum, but her character descriptions certainly read that way She is described as having a social disorder that includes anxiety, and she has no filters when it comes to her clothing or speech Her mother s parenting is a little suspect she allows Agnes to miss a lot of school and stay home to be watched over by the apartment building doormen , but this is at least questioned by Mattie s mother.Maeve is a great literary grandmother, and even though it s clear that she is in the beginning stages of dementia, the matter is handled in a positive way Maeve eventually agrees to go into an assisted living facility and treats it as an adventure while still admitting that leaving her home makes her sad This is a great example for children to see The family faces every day adversity by working together to find positive solutions This is played out in the case of the mother s unemployment as well The mother doesn t hide the fact that finding jobs is difficult from Mattie, but also is optimistic about her chances and doesn t give up.Upbeat, realistic fiction with a sympathetic character is always popular with tween readers Readers who like Lowry s Anastasia or Nixon s Alice series will enjoy meeting Mattie, and comparable stand alone titles inclue Hurwitz s Callie Be Gold, Vernick s Water Balloon, Messner s The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z and Shang s The Great Wall of Lucy Wu.


  2. says:

    A good middle grade read A young girl makes friends with the child that s considered the odd duck at school Lessons are learned about the fact that different doesn t have to mean bad or weird Reminded me a bit of the old children s classic The Hundred Dresses.


  3. says:

    When I stop crying I ll be blogging about this.


  4. says:

    A heart warming and completely charming story about moving on, growing up, and being yourself parallelism A gentle look at the challenges of both fitting in to a new situation and having a friend with special needs.This book inspires so many young people to not change who they are for others and to understand that some people are different but that doesn t mean that they can t be your friend.The book drags you in personification with its wonderful story and beautifully designed characters The book is really like real life so it is not that hard to understand the story.I feel really moved by the motive behind this book and feel that it is a message that should be shared amongst others The book is a very fun and quirky book great for middle schoolers.I recommend this book to kids between the ages of 8 15 because they will enjoy the book This book is short and I finished it in a couple of hours I think you should definitely check this book out.


  5. says:

    This book presents a common situation that happens in middle school for some reason, one friend doesn t want to be friends any In this case, the reason is that Mattie, the new girl, has unknowingly made friends with the weird girl in the class, and maintaining this friendship can ruin Mattie s shot at being popular This story is a gentle version of how this scenario could unfold It was very sweet, minimal drama, no social media.It was a quick, enjoyable read.


  6. says:

    There should be middle grade books that tackle having friends with disabilities I m all for it, the world is all for it, and I m so glad this is becoming commonplace To begin, Mattie has just moved from her small town in North Carolina to a new apartment in the city of Philadelphia The adjustment is huge, and within days Mattie can feel her best friends back home pulling away from her It s to be expected, as she s no longer a block away and also doesn t have a cellphone, but it hurts Mattie starts off her new life reluctant to let go of the past she even keeps a piece of string a boy she liked gave her, as a special treasure , but things begin to improve after she meets next door neighbor Agnes Agnes is unlike anyone Mattie has ever met She s fast, filled with color, and imaginative Her memory is oustanding, she s NEVER boring, and she makes Mattie happy But Agnes also makes weird noises sometimes She can t stand to be touched And when it becomes apparent that Agnes is the weird kid at Mattie s new school, Mattie wonders if maybe she s better off having pretended she never met Agnes in the first place.I feel like every kid will be able to find something relatable in this story It s a friendship story, first and foremost What happens when you meet someone, and you like them, but all your other friends think this person is weird Do you go with the crowd Do you try and be a good person no matter the risk What even constitutes a good person Mattie is dealing with a move, her parents fighting job struggles, her grandmother s illness, and her own issues with who she is as a person She wants to be friends with Agnes, but she can t figure out how to do that without exposing herself as weird too.My one flaw with this book is Agnes is discussed as having social anxiety That s the extent of her diagnosis Agnes makes loud noises to herself in public, can t stand to be touched, has an incredible brain that makes her much smarter than her classmates, and is often skipping school I just think the opportunity was missed to diagnose Agnes with autism It would ve been a great opportunity to show how fantastic Mattie and Agnes friendship was, and how it was improved and special because of their differences Saying Agnes just had social anxiety because of her parent s split, felt kind of like a cop out.


  7. says:

    I really loved this MG Original premise with super realistic friendship struggles.


  8. says:

    This was a very sweet book On the surface a very similar book to most school stories, but the fact that one of the characters is on the spectrum adds a hint of depth to an otherwise fairly run of the mill story about fitting in at a new school.


  9. says:

    This was a very good middle grade story about friendship I highly recommend it.


  10. says:

    Delightful middle grade I loved the characters, the setting and the real emotions.

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