Julep O' Toole: Confessions of a Middle Child

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.834736
Stuck between her colorful siblings like egg salad on pumpernickel— which, by the way, you should never eat right before PE class—Julep feels squashed and invisible. Then the most popular girl at school invites her to the biggest party of the year. Julep can hardly believe it. Finally, her chance to see and be seen! But a disastrous event forces her to choose between the popular girl she longs to be and the plain old middle child others need her to be. . . .Will Julep get her chance to shine, or is she doomed to be Invisible Girl forever?

Trudi Trueit introduces an endearing new character whose hilarious hijinks, snappy dialogue, and inner angst are sure to win hearts everywhere.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on September 22, 2005 by Dutton Juvenile
ISBN-10: 0525476199
ISBN-13: 9780525476191
1 Book Review
  • evaizabooknerd
    evaizabooknerdabout 4 years55 starsFeatured
    Julep hates her life. She feels like she is air...no one can see her. Being a middle child, she is surrounded by her perfect older sister and her attention-hogging younger brother. At least she has her best friends Trig and Bernadette. And she might have Danica... but probably not. You see, Danica is the most popular girl in school. Danica has talked to Julep before, but only when no one else is around. Those moments are Julep's favorites, except she wants everyone to know! She wants to shout "Everyone listen up! Danica, the most popular girl in school is talking to me!!". But she can't. And after a very PRIVATE journal entry gets read to most of the school, Julep is mortified. But, Danica feels bad for her and invites Julep to her Halloween party. Now Julep has to make a decision. Will she go to the party and abandon her little brother with asthma, or will she keep her promise? With superb storytelling, Trudi Trueit really hits it out of the ballpark with this book. It leaves you feeling upset for Julep, or mad at Cooper (her brother). I highly suggest this book!!