Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf* by
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007
Illustrator: Elicia Castaldi
Reading Level: 4.6
Middle School Students, Schools, Epistolary Fiction
In its unique format, the books presents numerous lists, notes, schedules, posters, ticket stubs, receipts, assignments' evaluations, etc. produced by or in some way connected to the teenager from whose view the book is written. This is an entertaining blend of various forms of writing perfectly formatted to intrigue the unique mindset of middle school students. The book is set in a form that somewhat mimics that of a scrapbook. Through the handwritten text displayed in the forms mentioned above, readers will easily connect to the "invisible" character/narrator.