Ronald Mack, otherwise known as Cheesie to his friends, isn't a genius or anything, but he does remember all of the events that happened before, during and after his fifth-grade graduation, and he wrote it all down in his very own way-including drawings, lists, and lots of made-up words. But Cheesie doesn't just talk about his graduation ceremony/party-he also talks about his everlasting battle with his older sister June, his best friend Georgie's discovery of a strange old coin that could change their summer, and a mouse plot gone wrong.
Rumors From the Boys' Room, by Rose Cooper, is about Sofia Becker and her blog. This year, though, she isn't just blogging about what she hears in the Girls' Bathroom, she is also blogging about what she sees and/or hears near the Boys' Bathroom. She also reports on conversations overheard in the hallways. The big news of the story is that there is an exchange student coming to their school. Sofia hears to teachers talking about it, so she blogs about it to tell the whole world (well, at least, the whole middle school).
Niko Kaylor is feared by all-at least, he is feared by all in his middle school! He takes lunch money from innocent nerds and gives anyone willing to face his wrath the ultimate wedgie. When he gets caught, though, and he has to keep a journal of what he does in order to stop his bullying, he actually makes his feelings into a guide for wanna-be bullies. Finally, after weeks and months of being an angel, Niko makes a plan to take down the middle school once and for all, giving everyone, including the teachers and adult staff, a good lesson in bullying.
Twelve-year-old Katie is thin, popular, and beautiful. When twelve-year-old, not-so-thin Brenda joins Katie's school, Katie immediately nicknames Brenda Rear-ender. Katie and her friends are very cruel to Brenda, but within six short months, Brenda mysteriously grows thin and Katie mysteriously puts on the pounds. Brenda still eats sweets and chocolates, yet she never gains any weight. As soon as Katie puts on the weight, she becomes unpopular and her friends turn on her. Everyone makes fun of her, and Katie discovers it's no fun getting the short end of the stick.
Since seventh-grade Sherry (short for Sherlock) Holmes Baldwin has an eighth-grade boyfriend, she is sort of a celebrity at her middle school. On top of that, she is a very well-known detective in the spirit world for solving mysteries with her spirit mother. In "I So Don't Do Famous," Sherry gets to work on her biggest case yet - in Hollywood, California! People have been commiting burglaries on the houses of young celebrities, and it is up to Sherry to discover who is hosting the heists.
Annie is a mess. She's just started high school! Her big brother, a junior in high school, told her that what happens in her freshman eyar will strongly affect the rest of her life-forever. If what he told Annie is true, then her future's not looking too bright.Annie's lousy at sports, jealous of everyone else, and she has the hots for her best friend's older brother.Finally, Annie gets cast as a crying, whining old lady in the school's play. Annie totally forgets about the rest of her life-she just wants to survive freshman year.