About Average

About Average

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Can average be amazing? A girl challenges herself to become extraordinary in the latest from bestselling author Andrew Clements.

Jordan Johnston is average. Not short, not tall. Not plump, not slim. Not blond, not brunette. Not gifted, not flunking out. Even her shoe size is average. She's ordinary for her school, for her town, for even the whole wide world, it seems.
But everyone else? They're remarkable. She sees evidence everywhere--on TV, in magazines, and even in her classroom. Tremendously talented. Stunningly beautiful. Wildly gifted. And some of them are practically her age!
Jordan feels doomed to a life of wallowing in the vast, soggy middle. So she makes a goal: By the end of the year, she will discover her great talent. By the end of the year, she will no longer be average. She will find a way to become extraordinary, and everyone will know about it!
Well known for his expert ability to relate to kids in a school setting, bestselling author Andrew Clements presents a compelling story of the greatest achievement possible--personal acceptance.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012.
ISBN: 9781416997245
Branch Call Number: J CLE
Characteristics: 120 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Elliott, Mark 1967-- Illustrator


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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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