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Confusion Is Nothing New Free download Å 104 Ê Ellie Magari is figuring out what it means to be a girl in the world today especially when the one role model she could have had her mother was never around and she was raised by her hardworking single father who didn't exactly keep the lines of communication open Exactly who was Ellie's moEllie Magari is figuring out what it means to be a girl in the world today especially when the one role model she could have had her mother was never around and she was raised by her hardworking single father who didn't exactly keep the lines. Copy provided by Young Adult Books CentralRight before a marching band performance is not a great time to be told that your mother has passed away even if you have never met her so it's understandable that Ellie is a bit peeved with her father When her best friend Daniel has a mishap with his piccolo during and ends up hitting Ellie in the head with the instrument and then losing it under the bleachers the two friends don't take kindly to being yelled at by their band director Mr DeGroot Things escalate and Ellie throws her school glockenspeil at the teacher A classmate Anya has videotaped the whole thing so after talking to the school principal Sister Stephanie who went to school with Ellie's parents Ellie and Daniel hunt her down to get her to take the video offline It's bad enough that DeGroot was fired and Ellie has to pay for the instrument without the video going viral Sister Stephanie's brother who is a rock musician who's had some success fills in for the fired band director Ellie wants to know about her mother She's not getting information from her father a cook at the local college who wants to have his own food truck because he is still hurt and angry but she manages to find out uite a lot about her mother with the help of her friends Her mother's band Cyndi Lauper Isn't Dead is coming to the university and Ellie looks at this as an opportunity to get to know a little about the mysterious woman who gave her life big feet and frizzy hairStrengths Acampora's Rachel Spinelli Punched Me in the Face and How to Avoid Extinction do very well in my library so I am really looking forward to having this one on the first shelf of fiction This is funny fast paced and very upbeat considering the major plot of the deceased mother I thought the father's seemingly callous attitude toward the mother was realistic but also well explained in the end and Ellie's emotions about her death were convincing as well I appreciated that Acampora utilized Lauper and other 1980s women's rock bands in a fun way AND explained the time lines so they fit Ellie's parents appropriately The friend group and the way they helped Ellie was sweet There were a lot of supportive and involved parents as wellWeaknesses Since the characters are all freshman in high school Hooray This is what middle school students want the adults seemed a little TOO involvedWhat I really think There need to be middle grade novels with classic rock songs as the titles I don't know how much it would amuse the target demographic but it would make a whole lot of middle aged librarians happy Definitely purchasing

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A coming of age story about friendship girls and the tension between fathers and daughters It's also a story about girls who understand that it's good to make things but breaking things is okay too In fact sometimes breaking things is reuired. Smart funny and never talks down to middle grade readers A rare book that leaves loose ends untied and reveals that grown ups don’t always have the answers

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Confusion Is Nothing NewOf communication open Exactly who was Ellie's mom And now that she's gone forever what does that mean for Ellie Fueled by the bighearted sounds of '80s rock and roll plus large doses of Cyndi Lauper's girl power joy Confusion is Nothing New is. Honestly I only picked up this book because of the Cyndi Lauper lyric but it was a cute book