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Description - Not Much Just Chillin' by Linda Perlstein

Suddenly they go from striving for A's to barely passing, from fretting about cooties to obsessing for hours about crushes. Former chatterboxes answer in monosyllables; freethinkers mimic everything from clothes to opinions. Their bodies and psyches morph through the most radical changes since infancy. They are kids in the middle-school years, the age every adult remembers well enough to dread.

Here at last is an up-to-date anthropology of this critically formative period. Prize-winning education reporter Linda Perlstein spent a year immersed in the lunchroom, classrooms, hearts, and minds of a group of suburban Maryland middle schoolers and emerged with this pathbreaking account. Perlstein reveals what's really going on under kids' don't-touch-me facade while they grapple with schoolwork, puberty, romance, and identity. A must-read for parents and educators, Not Much Just Chillin' offers a trail map to the baffling no-man's-land between child and teen.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780345475763
ISBN-10: 0345475763
Format: Paperback / softback
(205mm x 134mm x 16mm)
Pages: 1
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Linda Perlstein

Linda Perlstein was a prizewinning education reporter for The Washington Post. She is the author of Not Much Just Chillin'. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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