Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga (A Trash Can Days)

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Grades 5 - 9n/an/an/an/a


Jake Schwartz is not looking forward to middle school. Puberty feels light years away, he's not keen on the cool clothes or lingo, and he has the added pressure of preparing for his bar mitzvah. The only saving grace is that Danny Uribe, his lifelong best friend, will be by his side....

Or will he? Since Danny's summer growth spurt, there's been a growing distance between him and Jake. Danny is excited to explore all that junior high has to offer--especially the girls (and most notably Hannah, Jake's older sister). But gang life has its allure, and he soon finds himself in over his head.

Meanwhile, Hannah is dealing with her own problems; being Queen Bee is not easy. The other girls are out for blood, and boys are so...exhausting. Danny surprises her with his maturity, but can her reputation survive if she's linked to a sevvy? And what would Jake think about his sister hooking up with his best friend?

Dorothy Wu could not care less about junior high drama. She is content staying in her bedroom and writing epic stories of her adventures as a warrior mermaid maiden. But that changes when she discovers the school's writing club. There, she meets a young lad with heroic potential and decides that life outside of her fantasy world just might have some appeal.

In the course of one year at San Paulo Junior High, these four lives will intersect in unique and hilarious ways. Friendships will grow and change. Reputations will transform. And someone will become a man.

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on August 20, 2013 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 1423166329
ISBN-13: 9781423166320
22 Book Reviews
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  • susa002
    susa002Monday, September 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm
    sonds like an o.k book
    • madisonFriday, September 20, 2013 at 9:57 am
      love book
      • cl-2934
        cl-2934Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 4:58 pm55 stars
        Wish I won
        • coolcheerfull
          coolcheerfullSunday, September 15, 2013 at 11:20 am
          wish i could enter
          • duddeSunday, September 15, 2013 at 7:10 am
            sounds like a good book
            • NISSIWednesday, September 11, 2013 at 2:03 pm
              THAT ID SOO SAD
              • oliviactaumata
                oliviactaumataTuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:21 pm
                Sounds good so I will have to have a read yay so many books to choose from!!
                • lilahMonday, September 9, 2013 at 1:35 pm
                  lovethebook
                  • RebeccarockquizThursday, September 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm
                    Whoa to much letters my Brain just went BOOM
                    • oliviactaumata
                      oliviactaumataTuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:22 pm
                      Umm ok what do you mean to many letters ??? I am confused!!!
                    • allyt
                      allytWednesday, August 21, 2013 at 7:57 am55 stars
                      THIS BOOK GETS IT SOOOOO RIGHT! Anyone who has been through 7th grade - or is going anytime soon - has to read it. Seriously, I got it yesterday, read it in one night, and I am reading it again today so I can quote the best parts - which is ALL OF THEM!