Oct 082014
 

Hott Synopsis:

Robbie thinks he’s pretty normal until he overhears his parents asking why Robbie’s “missing” something.

Since he’s obviously not a typical 6th grader – if his parents think so then it’s true, right – he decides that he’ll just do his best to not show his classmates the ‘real’ Robbie. Great plan, right? Well, it would have been if the week-long class trip to the ecological center wasn’t coming up.

How is Robbie supposed to pretend to be normal for the next five days?!?!

Hott Review:

What I liked: Robbie Knightley is SO much fun!! Not only does it show preteens that they’re all perfectly normal, it’s hilarious, and has an amazing hidden vocabulary lesson. I LOVED every second & so did my middle-grader!
What I didn’t like: That I waited so long to read this!!

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Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Source: Lauren Baratz-Logsted sent it to me but I forgot & borrowed it from Kindle Unlimited 🙂
Grade: A
Ages: 9-13
Setting: Hat City Middle School
Series: Hat City Middle School #2

Author Bio:

Lauren grew up in Monroe, CT, where her father owned a drugstore at which her mother was the pharmacist. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where she majored in psychology. She also has what she calls her “half-Masters” in English from Western Connecticut State University (five courses down, another five to go…someday!).

Throughout college, she worked semester breaks as a doughnut salesperson, a job that she swears gave her white lung disease from all the powdered sugar she breathed.

Upon graduation, she began work at the venerable independent spacebookseller, now sadly defunct as such, Klein’s of Westport. There, she bought and sold for the better part of 11 years.

In November 1994, Lauren left the bookstore to finally take a chance on herself as a writer. Success did not happen over night. Between 1994 and May 2002 – when Red Dress Ink called with an offer to buy THE THIN PINK LINE – Lauren worked as a book reviewer, a freelance editor and writer, and a window washer, making her arguably the only woman in the world who has ever both hosted a book signing party and washed the windows of the late best-selling novelist Robert Ludlum.

Since Red Dress Ink’s call in 2002, Lauren has been kept very busy with writing more novels and checking her Amazon ranking on a daily basis. She still lives in Danbury, with her husband and daughter, where she has lived since 1991.

In addition to writing, Lauren’s daughter keeps her busy, accounting for the rest of her time.

Lauren’s favorite color is green.

Lauren’s favorite non-cat animals are penguins.

Lauren wants you to know that, however you are pronouncing her last name, you are probably pronouncing it wrong.

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