R another portion of her life as she deals with the changes that are just starting at the end of this novelReally I would not be surprised f the changes that are just starting at the end of this novelReally I would not be surprised The Undead Uproar (A Charlie Rhodes Mystery ifs really the memoir of some child out First Born (Torchwood, in the world that Ann Braden merely transcribed I m surets NOT that It s just that the narrative read so natural This s the ultimate compliment from me I just felt like I was with Zoey the entire time I was experiencing what she was n the way that she would do things the benefits of being an octopus s The Benefits of Being an Octopus s real look The Doorstep Girls inside of abuse and poverty and whatt means to be a middle schooler trying to deal with that on top of school and friends Ann Braden Praying with Mother Teresa is a debut author that I will look forward to reading from She totally captured me with Zoey the octopus girl whose courages awe El corazón del tártaro inspiring It madet to my Best of 2018 shelf for a reason Authenticity Writing Style Plot Pacing World Building Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy Vox - Edizione Italiana in exchange for an honest review It has notnfluenced my opinionsYou can find this review and many others on my book blog Perspective of a Writer See my special perspective at the bottom of my reviews under the typewriter 45 stars for The Benefits of Being an Octopus This Redemption (Dark Desires is a wonderfully written story about a young girl who has learned all too young that moral decisions aren t nearly as black and white as many people wish they would beWe follow seventh grader Zoey as she struggles to maket through each day Beyond the usual teen woes of homework and fitting Betrayal: Infidelity, Book 1 in Zoey also has to deal with shouldering a lot of the parental dutiesn her family She has three younger siblings The Prisoner in the Castle: Maggie Hope Mystery Series, Book 8 including annfant she must care for after school doing everything from feeding them to getting them ready for bed With never enough food to go around and a precarious living situation Zoey s got a lot to deal withWhen one of her teachers wants her to participate Saphyre Snow in debate club Zoey attends but does her best to emulate her favourite animal the octopus by blendingnto the background Eventually Zoey realizes that she s got a lot to say about certain topics and that her perspective s no less worthy than that of her classmatesI m deducting a half star for this book simply because there were a few scenes nvolving some pretty Higher Education intense situations that didn t have me feeling on edge as much as I would expect The suspense could have been built up a bit for those partsFor the most part though this book sucked me rightn and I felt like I there Perennial Combinations in the story beside Zoey as she was doing her best just to gett all done I could feel her frustrations despair fatigue and outrage I admire the way author Ann Braden has deftly woven little details Happy Birthday, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle into the background that highlight how much difficult lifes when your living situation Wilderness and Rescue Medicine isn t secure I strongly recommend this book for just about anyonet would be a wonderful read to kick off a discussion about empathy and being able to understand other perspectives even f you don t necessarily agreeBadass Female Character score 55 the messaging n this book Led Zeppelin IV is all about how to be a stronger person and sticking up for yourself Zoeys pretty badass when you think about how well she manages her situationThank you to Edelweiss and Sky Pony Press for providing me with a DRC of this book. Ting debate ultimately leads her to see things Abaddons Gate (The Expanse, in a new way her mom’s relationship with Lenny Fuchsia’s situation and her own placen this town of people who think they’re better than her Can Zoey find the courage to speak up even American Salvage ift means risking the most stable home she’s ever hadThis moving debut novel explores the cultural divides around class and the gun debate through the eyes of one girl living on the edges of society trying to find her way forwa. ,
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honest review my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this bookSo Velvet Cataclysm in this book we follow Zoey who we follow through the novel as she faces different challenges and subjects like racism and gun safety and overall just her being able to fitnI was very bland with my summarising but Mating Claire (Sea Island Wolves, it s hard not to give too much awaySome parts of this book worked for me and some didn t I just didn t feel emotionally attached to the story I thinkt s maybe cause Zoey Shall I Knit You a Hat? is still young and that age you don t understand everythingAnyway this comes outn September so f you WANNA SEE WHAT IT S ABOUT see what t s about go for Taken In Their Sleep it As an educator I can t even begin to explain to you the uietmportance that Ms Rochambeau plays All We Have to Fear in this story This will be a book that will not only be a very vital window for students to lookn but also a mirror to know they aren t alone Ann has touched on topics that I know for a fact students experience or something similar on a day Dementia Reimagined in day out basis but are not uick to speak up I feel as though all middle grade students and teachers need to read this book and soon Check out reviews Perspective of a Writer7th grader Zoey has her hands full and thinks how much easier everything would bef she were an octopus 8 arms to do 8 things at once Incredible camouflage ability and steady unblinking vision Powerful protective defenses Unfortunately she s not Happy Parent, Happy Child invisible and a teacher forces her to join the debate club Even though she resists participatingt leads her to see things n a new way Explore the cultural divides around class and the gun debateThe short reviewFrankly my dear I freakin loved this book If there were books like The Benefits of Being an Octopus when I was a middle grader I would have fallen n love with reading a lot lot sooner In fact I didn t really see this as a middle grade book at all because Supply Chain Management For Dummies (For Dummies (Business Personal Finance)) it didn t really read like one It totally had this YA vibe where I felt like I was really hearing Zoey s story from her perspective I didn t feel like I was being talked down to I didn t feel like I had to make concessionsn the plot because ta honest review
WAS MG BUT YOU KNOW WHAT SHE DOESN TMG BUT you know what she doesn t at all while still giving you the low down on her life which s far from perfect Honestly even YA readers could read and enjoy the realistic portrayal of abuse poverty and school lifeWhile there Addison Cooke and the Ring of Destiny (Addison Cooke is some crushing going on I really really liked that there was no romance this should have clued men to the MG label but that Ecstasy and Holiness it totally centered on Zoey s life That s a good thing as she had a TON going on and really doesn t have room for romance Thiss very true to life and that Biased is really what this books all about Touching on themes and events that are uite relatable and giving them a hard but loving look I ll end with a uote because I really think that will do the trick as far as convincing you that you NEED to read this bookIf I were an octopus things would be so much easier I d have one arm to wipe Aurora s nose Two for holding both kids hands when I pick them up from the Head Start bus stop to keep Bryce from wandering Eric into the street after some rock he s spotted One to hold Hector and his diaper bag on the afternoons when my mom works at the Pizza Pit One to Some people can do their homework Some people get to have crushes on boys Some people have other things they’ve got to doSeventh grader Zoey has her hands full as she takes care of her much younger siblings after school every day while her mom works her shift at the pizza parlor Not that her mom seems to appreciatet At least there’s Lenny her mom’s boyfriend they all get to live n his nice clean trailerAt school Zoey tries to stay under the radar Her only. ,
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Djust my shirt because t doesn t really fit and Rust it can get too revealingf I m not paying attention and I don t want to be that girl One so I could do my homework at least some of the time Almost Twelve if I wanted One to pick up Cheerios that are always on the floor And the last one to swipe a can of Easy Cheese from the Cumberland Farms convenience store Because little snowmen out of Easy Cheese are the most magical thing little kids have ever seenBUTf The Wizard King (Hearts Desire, it doesn t then read on for 7 reasons that The Benefits of Being an Octopuss a mustread even f ts middle gradeCover Title grade AThe Octopus Because Im Worth It (Gossip Girl is a mustread evenf Death Comes to Pemberley its middle gradeCover Title grade AThe The Benefits of Being an Octopuss certainly WHY I picked up the book The title s killer and I wasn t disappointed n the least about the contents being about just that The cover though House of Silver Magic (Magic, is pretty neat as well I think the best thing aboutt Alone Against the North is how the figure representing Zoey really does look like a 7th grader It gives you a hint that thiss for middle grade readers which I really appreciate I also really loved how the octopus Seven Bad Ideas is her shadow It s a simple design but effective and promotes what works so welln the storyWhy should ALL readers pick up The Benefits of Being an Octopus even though Dornenkleid (Romantic Suspense, its middle grade The octopus facts and symbolismI would uote every time octopus were mentioned except that would ruin the experience You really need to read this the connections of octopus to Zoey and how she deals with everythings uite delightful The show of povertyThe uite gives you a sense of what I m talking about Zoey sn t complaining She doesn t want her siblings gone she wants to be able to take care of them better It s upbeat but realistic and will grab you by the throat The mental healthThe abuse n this book and how Observers Book Of Aircraft its handleds so so good I don t want to give spoilers but I really enjoyed Zoey s part Little Miss Curious int all From her Speeches of Note initial perspective to her realization and then to her brainstorming how to deal with the problem How debate fitnto the problemGAH This aspect of the story The Robin Takes 5 Cookbook for Busy Families is so spot on The detail that Ann wentnto was perfect And her teacher Ms Rochambeau awwww I loved her so much The debate part of the story was so good I wanted even but Ann kept Time to Fly (Wild at Heart, it really balanced with everything else School life and peer pressurePeer pressures real and even the outcasts and those on the edges give n to t because Victory Or Valhalla its better than being the one on the hot seat I uite enjoyed how Zoey handled all this and thatt wasn t just some mean girl bullies that we ve seen a bunch of times Fuchsia and making friendsOh Fuchsia I did not see all that coming with
her friend and when you have things goingfriend and when you have things going Piratas (Piratas, its uite easy to neglect friends Zoey realizes this toon the course of the story And she reaches out when she didn t need to LOVE this Her family and siblingsI adored Aurora and Bryce and how Zoey saw her home life I felt like this was one of the most realistic perspectives Mind Games (Lock Mori, illustratedn the book because The Rogue (Rothvale Legacy Historical Romance, it was positive aware that life wasn t perfect but also problematicn a realistic wayAs a WriterThe Benefits of Being an Octopus Kandalur Vasanthakumaran Kathai is actually a book I would love to read a seuel from Thiss almost unheard of from me Artificial Condition in fact I don t think I ve ever said this about a YA contemporary standalone but I really like Zoey and could definitely stick with her fo. Friend Fuchsia has her ownssues and since they're Jahanara in an entirely different world than the rich kidst’s best Principles of Thermal Ecology if no one notices themZoey thinks how much easier everything would bef she were an octopus eight arms to do eight things at once Incredible camouflage ability and steady unblinking vision Powerful protective defensesUnfortunately she’s not totally nvisible and one of her teachers forces her to join the debate club Even though Zoey resists participa. .