My Miserable Life
Author: F. L. Block; illustrated by Edward Hemingway
Ben Hunter has a miserable life -- M-I-S-E-R-A-B-L-E! His sister will only talk to him through text messages, his mom won't let him eat sugar or even go for a bike ride unchaperoned, and a bully at school steals all of his friends. Told in Ben's voice, through entries from his school journal with commentary from his teacher, this very funny and often poignant narrative chronicles an eventful year in the life of a thoughtful fourth grader.
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
In The News
"While very humorous, the narrative also touches on some tougher, more realistic issues that children face every day at school and at home . . . a Diary of a Wimpy Kid read-alike with a bit more substance."–School Library Journal