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Monday, June 15, 2009

Access Denied (and other eighth grade error messages)

Title: Access Denied (and other eighth grade error messages)
Author: Denise Vega
Release date: July 1, 2009
Publisher: Little Brown and Co.
Geared Towards: Middle School +
Extra Info: This is the sequal to Click Here : (to find out how I survived seventh grade). Which I haven't just an FYI.
"Some things were just ment to be.
And that was just great."

Summary (From B.O.B): Computer whiz Erin Swift is ready to start eighth grade. The Year of Humilitating Events (aka seventh grade) is behind her and she's ready to rule the school. But eigth grade comes with its own set of problems for Erin to navigate, including her first boyfriend, her first breakup, and the fact that her mom has been treating her more like an eight-year-old than an eighth grader. Even worse, there's a new girl at Molly Brown Middle School who is determined to remake Erin in her bad-girl image, and former crush Mark "Cute Boy" Sacks has been acting strange lately.

But as Erin's school year once against hurtles toward disaster, a personal tragedy forces her to realize that things, and people, aren't always as bad as they seem. Can she save waht's left of eighth grade before it's too late?

Wdebo's Review: I remember in Middle School seeing the first book on the library shelf and not reading it at all. But I still decided to read the sequal.

The reading was very light and sarcastic. I love the little website pages, they look cool! It's cool to see the "site" change as the story goes through changes.

I like the cover it's very light and cool, and cute. As was the story. I just have a question why are there a lot of pictures with the Shrinking Violet pose? The turtleneck over the nose and mouth.

The thing I can't stand is how these kids are in middle school yet they have high school problems. I don't remember having this type of problem in middle school! Erin and I had a love-hate relationship, she was cool in her way of how she was an average girl, not too popular not to0 un-popular. However, I hate how fickle she is, one moment she likes this guy, one moment she like another, then another. Also, she's so naive. While Jilly, her BFF, is a good friend, she is also a bad one from how she dumps Erin after every small bad thing that happens.

All in all, this was a light read, that was a great summer read, and all the ppl who were waiting for the sequal, I guess, will enjoy it.

Grade: B-

Wdebo :)


  1. Nice catch with the title thing! Tell Alea, she might add it to a lookalike post. :)

  2. Thanks!! I will as soon as I have time, or maybe you would like to do the honors? :)

  3. I just finished the book and im looking for a book dats just like this do you have any ideas???

  4. I'm sorry I didn't see your comment until now, hm, I read this book a long time ago so I don't remember the feel, but I'm thinking more middle grade-ish, so maybe "The Steps" By: Rachel Cohn?


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