Bound To Stay Bound

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 Crunch (Click graphic novel)
 Author: Miller, Kayla

 Publisher:  Clarion, HarperAlley (2022)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 213 p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 644609 ISBN: 9780358414216
 Ages: 10-12 Grades: 5-7

 Time management -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Middle schools -- Fiction
 Graphic novels

Price: $11.47

Olive is trying to balance too-many things she wants to do with the too-few hours in the day to do them. As weeks fly by, it becomes more difficult to find time for the activities or for herself. Will she come through crunch time with a sizzle or a fizzle?! In graphic novel format.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 517668

   School Library Journal (09/02/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/02/2022 Gr 3 Up—Olive Branche is a sixth grader who likes to keep busy. But as her list of activities starts growing out of control (student council, guitar lessons, making a short film, Berry Scouts), her life gets more difficult to manage. While Olive is excited to get involved in so many projects, she makes the mistake of trying to give everything her all. Soon, she is struggling to keep up. She gets stressed, falls behind on her projects, and loses sleep. She does have several major accomplishments during this time, from organizing a fashion show to trying to reform the school dress code to creating a short film with friends for a film festival. But when she realizes that she can't keep up with everything, she learns that she must prioritize—and that she can't say yes to everything. Along the way, Olive is supported by friends, teachers, and family (including Aunt Molly, the cool librarian!). Miller's artwork is clear and colorful, filled with humor and energy. There are several resources at the end of this book that will benefit readers, including a guide on creating a to-do list and an overview of stop-motion animation. This graphic novel is part of the "Click" series, but it isn't necessary to have read the previous books in order to enjoy this one. VERDICT Recommended for kids who enjoy graphic novels, realistic fiction, school stories, and narratives about stress and self-care.—Andrea Lipinski - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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