How to Be Funny

How to Be Funny Twelve year old Ross tries to discover the formula for being funny and getting his new classmates to like him in this laugh out loud debut novel Ross Stevens has changed schools twelve times in the la

  • Title: How to Be Funny
  • Author: Lauren Allbright
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • How to Be Funny

    Twelve year old Ross tries to discover the formula for being funny and getting his new classmates to like him in this laugh out loud debut novel Ross Stevens has changed schools twelve times in the last three years but when his beloved Pops becomes ill, Ross and his mom must plant roots which means no school moves And no moves mean no school exits, and RossTwelve year old Ross tries to discover the formula for being funny and getting his new classmates to like him in this laugh out loud debut novel Ross Stevens has changed schools twelve times in the last three years but when his beloved Pops becomes ill, Ross and his mom must plant roots which means no school moves And no moves mean no school exits, and Ross has perfected the science of leaving a school with an epic prank Worse, it means he will actually have to learn how to make friends and do a science project, two things he s never had to do before.Then Ross hits on a hypothesis if pranks are cool because they are funny then maybe he could discover the formula for funny If his nerdy peer review partner doesn t cramp his style and if the embarrassing notebook full of his research doesn t get out, then maybe Ross can actually be happy staying in one place.But can he really figure out the formula for ultimate middle school happiness

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    1. Erin Logan

      Ross s life with a traveling musician mother has landed him in temporary school after temporary school Ross decided several moves ago that he needs an Exit Strategy for each short lived life something for his temporary peers to remember him by However, when Ross s grandfather falls ill, Ross finds himself in a possibly permanent middle school in Fort Worth, and he s not sure if he knows how to handle being in the same social setting for too long I enjoyed the humor and realism of this book and w [...]

    2. Mary Louise Sanchez

      Twelve year old Ross has always had an exit strategy for moving away from school, but when his grandpa, Pops, gets ill, mom decides they will move in Pop s home and care for him Now Ross will have in stay put in one school and even do a science project, which he decides will be on discovering how he can be funny, so he ll be admired by the students in the middle school He keeps a notebook of his research on how to be funny and is paried with a wierd lab partner who helps Ross discover a formula [...]

    3. Phoebe

      Ross is used to changing schools, to the point where he has a different creative exit strategy for each departure Now with the illness of his grandfather his mother decides they will put down stakes, perhaps permanently Ross is in a quandary, because he isn t used to sticking around, making friends, and being steady but unsensational He loves making people laugh, and he has to do a science project, so why not combine the two Aside from the dense print, this book has decent kid reader appeal and [...]

    4. Laney Nielson

      At the center of this sweet and funny middle grade novel is a boy who needs to make friends and learn to be himself For a science project, he decides he will figure out the formula for being funny Chapters are titled for the steps in the scientific method and there are figures and tables that support Ross humorous thoughts This a fun and satisfying read It would also make an excellent classroom read aloud

    5. Rachel Grover

      Cute The ending was seriously cheesy, but the overall situation of Ross is something a lot of readers can identify with trying to fit in and be funny with peers Eh, certainly not my favorite of the summer, and while I bought a copy for my MS library, I m not convinced I will booktalk it maybe just on a display It had potential that, in my opinion, it didn t reach.

    6. Kate Wallace

      This is such a fun book Ross is a really likable, relatable character This is the story of his struggle to fit into a new middle school, after moving from school to school over and over It is both funny and inspiring It has a great message for kids to be themselves and when in doubt just show up

    7. Molly Dettmann

      A cute MG read about Ross, a kid who moves a lot and finds his calling by planning elaborate exits at his school when his mom and him have to move again When he doesn t exactly move right away soon, he tries to fit in, and life lessons are learned.

    8. Kristie Frazier

      It is a struggle all out war to get my daughter to read anything She won t even read the back of a cereal box I picked a few books that she had to read over the summer She absolutely loved it I had to make her put it down to come to dinner Hopefully this author has another book on the way.

    9. Kathy

      Who are you, and how do you fit in to the social life of a school, when before you have always been pulled out before having a chance to try Set in the format of a scientific experiment.

    10. Brooke

      Middle grade read with accurate voice of a 7th grader who wants to fit in from being the new kid I think a lot of kids will relate.

    11. Jeanne

      I suppose kids ages 9 11, especially if they are the new kid, might like this one I couldn t believe how many grammatical errors there were in such a short professionally published book.

    12. Donna

      This is a humorous book Students will like it because it is a short and funny story Everyone wants to be the funny guy and this character loves the limelight.

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