Am I Weird is a book about trying to fit in at school in your middle years. Although I am now an adult, this was a tough time for me too so I really related with Eva. There is a group of girls at school that Eva tries to talk to, and while they do include her in activities and sleepovers, they tend to talk over her and ignore her and she doesn’t like it. She wonders if this is because she is a weirdo. She does have one best friend, who tells her that she is not a weirdo and after talking to her parents they no longer to try force her to be included in the friend group. I think this is important – find your group (even if it is just one other person) and do your own thing. That is what makes you special. It can be hard to avoid and ignore the mean girls – but you do you and you’ll end up ok in the end.
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About the Book
Eva feels insecure like she’s a middle school misfit.
This is the story of a young girl who longs to be invited to the parties and included in the sleepovers but feels invisible and ignored. Is it because she’s artsy, and her fashion tastes are peculiar? Is her niceness mistaken for boringness? Or is she an actual weirdo?
As Eva questions everything about who she is, can the love of her parents and the wisdom of a loyal friend help her regain a sense of self-worth?
Am I Weird is a compelling chapter book that speaks to the not-so-hidden fears every middle schooler has about fitting in, feeling insecure and staying true to yourself even when it’s scary.