When hair dye goes wrong, falsies escape during pep rallies, and friends turn to the dark side, Beatrice’s 8th-grade year can only be saved by grape bubblegum kisses.

13-year-old Beatrice Peppercorn’s heart’s desires are to finish her final year in middle school, win the heart of her cutie pie crush and take home the trophy for the spelling competition. Simple, right? Not when Beatrice’s arch nemesis gets in her way and a new kid arrives—turning her world upside down.

Hott Review:

What I liked:Grape Bubblegum is an adorable and fun read about being in the 8th grade – in so many ways you’re at the top of the ladder yet it feels like you’re hanging on for dear life! I really enjoyed each of the girls personalities and all of the characters were fully fleshed and so real it brought back horrors.
I really felt for Bea because she was always trying to help fix people.
What I didn’t like: The book was more character driven than plot driven which I don’t enjoy as much.


Author: Beth Bowland
Source: Beth Bowland
Grade: B+
Ages: 12-15

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