The book Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child is a book that will make you truly think about others.
The book Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child is a book that will make you truly think about others. Charlie the middle sister of Penelope and Felix is struggling with her new school and her parents decision to send her to counseling as a result of putting laxatives in the entire Kindergartens food. At her new school she meets a new girl named Trixie who becomes her friend instantly. Throughout the story, Trixie tries to talk Charlie into getting Marta kicked out of school. Trixie wants to kick Marta out so that she can win the spot on the gymnastics team. A rumor is going around about Marta going to the school illegally. Trixie is really happy and to make sure she actually doesn’t live in the school’s area, she sends Charlie to find out the truth. Charlie disagrees with the plan but is afraid to lose her new and only friend. She secretly helps Marta by telling her Trixie’s secret plan.
The characters in the story have many struggles. Charlie struggles with being the middle child, Marta struggles with being bullied and Trixie and Charlie both struggle with treating others they way they want to be treated. Charlie, the middle child, has brown hair, and is very fashionable but she is never in a good mood and uses bad language as a result of being the middle child. Throughout the story, she gets nicer and better at her language because she goes to a shrink. Trixie is very popular, but very mean. She is known as the bully in the story for teaming up with Charlie to make Marta move away. Marta is nice but very bullied because of the way she looks. No one at school wants to be around her or work with her in class. Charlie spends the majority of the book trying to do the right thing.
I would rate this book 8 out of 10. The book cover says it is recommended for ages 9 and up but I think it should be for 12 and up. There was some bad language that made me feel uncomfortable and was not necessary. This book made me think a lot about how people treat others. The story is about the struggles of being a middle child, being bullied, and treating others the way you want to be treated. Being a middle child can be hard. Being bullied makes people feel sad and unimportant. Treating others the way you want to be treated seems like a simple thing to do but it can be very hard at times. How do you treat others around you?