About Average

About Average

Book - 2012
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As the end of sixth grade nears, Jordan Johnston, unhappy that she is only average in appearance, intelligence, and athletic ability, reveals her special skills when disaster strikes her central Illinois elementary school.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 120 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781416997245
Branch Call Number: j Clem
Additional Contributors: Elliott, Mark, 1967-


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Jan 21, 2021

The Book's Title is fitting to its rating. About Average. Boring to read with a climax that could have been much more panicky and dramatic. However, there was lots of good insight into the character's thoughts.

Jul 31, 2020

Once again, Andrew Clements provides a satisfying and comforting experience through a story about a girl, Jordan, who is just about average and wants to flourish and find her purpose.

This book will take you on a journey of self-discovery, kindness, and fun.

Mar 24, 2013

Best book just like Rick Riordan's.
I'll explain plot to you joywolf later

Feb 28, 2013

Clement makes good books. I love his books. He's a good author. Most of my friends love him.

LibraryLady_5 Aug 16, 2012

I enjoyed this book, liked the story, and even got emotional at the end, but it seemed very "bare bones" -- almost like the outline of a story, without being fully fleshed out. I would have liked to know more about all of the characters and to have seen more of what happens to and with them. Maybe Clements was trying to write for younger readers here, or maybe he was just trying to finish the book quickly, but this story was good enough that I would have liked there to be more of it. It seemed sort of incomplete and didn't go into as much depth with either the characters or the story as Clements's books usually do.

Neptune1020 Jul 26, 2012

Not Clements's best book. It could have told the same story in half the time. Still, parts were interesting and kids will probably enjoy it.

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Jun 04, 2014

blue_frog_208 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

Feb 28, 2013

josephgaj thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

rumi12345 Aug 08, 2012

rumi12345 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 11

Neptune1020 Jul 26, 2012

Neptune1020 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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