Author: Raina Telgemeier
This is my 73rd read for the year
Another tale from the author's childhood, Raina relives the story of when stress and anxiety caused her physical stomach aches and problems at school. She had gotten the stomach flu, and then after that, every time she thought about different kinds of food or germs - she would get another stomach ache. And then if she had to talk in front of her class - a stomach ache would come on. She soon started talk therapy to work through what was going on with her and give her strategies on how to cope with her feelings.
This was another great one. Reading this one with Finley was ideal because she is of the middle school age where a lot of these things come into play. Shyness and awkardness and friendships.....the life of a teenage girl can be rocky. I think it is important for kids to read stories about real people who had real struggles just like they do to help them realize they aren't alone in trying to figure it all out.
Good read for the pre-teen/teen group for sure.
Stars: 4 1/2