Abbie Wu hates being in the middle. She's the middle child
in her family, and now she's headed to middle school. The
worst part is that Abbie doesn't even know what her "thing,"
her talent or passion is, when everyone around her already
seems to know theirs. With illustrations and hilarious
antics throughout, FRAZZLED follows one girl's journey to
Booki Vivat crafts an exceptional middle grade novel in
FRAZZLED. Abbie Wu is as relatable as it gets, always
worrying, wanting to find her own path, and anxious over her
future. She sees herself compared to her brother, sister,
and her classmates, and feels she falls short of an
invisible mark. She struggles to navigate new change, like
starting middle school, and she still remains one of the
most endearing characters I've ever read. She doesn't close
herself off to new opportunities, though her worry is always
evident. This is the perfect story for young readers who
think everyone else has life figured out by the age of
twelve: when in actuality, most are just as nervous and
uncertain as Abbie.
Alongside the fantastic characters are the hilarious
illustrations. They illustrations do more than supplement
the text, they are often a direct part of it with the use of
dialogue bubbles and other creative methods. The facial
expressions are some
of my favorite parts of the illustrations, guaranteed to
make readers laugh out loud.
FRAZZLED by Booki Vivat is a must-have for every middle
grade shelf. The
humor, heart, and sincerity make this quick read a joy to
return to again and again.
Meet Abbie Wu. Abbie is in crisis—and not just because she’s
starting middle school or because she’s stuck in a family
that doesn’t quite get her or because everyone seems to have
a Thing except her. Abbie Wu is always in crisis.
From debut author and professional doodler Booki Vivat,
Frazzled dives right into the mind of this hilariously
neurotic middle school girl as she tries to figure out who
she is and where she belongs. Akin to Smile by Raina
Telgemeier, Frazzled is heavily illustrated, embarrassingly
honest, and sure to appeal to anyone in the middle of
figuring out how to survive the everyday disasters of