Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.670217
Tink Aaron-Martin has been grounded AGAIN after an adventure with her best friend Freddie Blue Anderson. To make the time pass, she decides to write an encyclopedia of her life from "Aa" (a kind of lava--okay, she cribbed that from the real encyclopedia) to "Zoo" (she's never been to one, but her brothers belong there).

As the alphabet unfolds, so does the story of Tink's summer: more adventures with Freddie Blue (and more experiences in being grounded); how her family was featured in a magazine about "Living with Autism," thanks to her older brother Seb--and what happened after Seb fell apart; her growing friendship, and maybe more, with Kai, a skateboarder who made her swoon (sort of). And her own sense that maybe she belongs not under "H" for "Hideous," or "I" for "Invisible," but "O" for "Okay."

Written entirely in Tink's hilarious encyclopedia entries, The Encyclopedia of Me is both a witty trick and a reading treat for anyone who loves terrific middle-grade novels.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on September 1, 2012 by Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN-10: 0545310288
ISBN-13: 9780545310284
2 Book Reviews
  • laughlikeakid
    laughlikeakidTuesday, September 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm55 stars
    So far really cool. Once I pick up my book it is so hard to put it down and do things I need to do. She really describes her feelings and it is really interesting. All girls should definitely read this.
    • nia_walters
      nia_waltersSaturday, November 9, 2013 at 4:30 am55 stars
      I decided to read this book because it shows what she's going through family, friends, boyfriend, and school wise. She has to make some hard decisions about who to hang out with, if she should date kai ,also whether or not she should be friends with Freddie blue. I loved this book soooo much :) ;)