Sticky Notes and Brain FreezeBook - 2010
Ever since his mother died, nothing has gone right for 13-year-old geek Milo Cruikshank, and his family and home just aren't the same, but Milo handles his frustrations with sincerity, humor and heart. 25,000 first printing.
In love with the girl he sneezed on the first day of school and best pals with Marshall, the "One Eyed Jack" of friends, seventh-grader Milo Cruikshank misses his mother whose death has changed everything at home.
Simon and Schuster
MILO is the funny and poignant story, told through text and cartoons, of a 13-year-old boy’s struggle to come to terms with the loss that hit the reset button on his life. Loveable geek Milo Cruikshank finds reasons for frustration at every turn, like people who carve Halloween pumpkins way too soon (the pumpkins just rot and get lopsided) or the fact that the girl of his dreams, Summer, barely acknowledges his existence while next-door neighbor Hilary won't leave him alone. The truth is – ever since Milo's mother died nothing has gone right. Now, instead of the kitchen being full of music, his whole house has been filled with Fog. Nothing’s the same. Not his Dad. Not his sister. And definitely not him. In love with the girl he sneezed on the first day of school and best pals with Marshall, the “One Eyed Jack” of friends, Milo copes with being the new kid (again) as he struggles to survive a school year that is filled with reminders of what his life “used to be."
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“Apparently, my teeth, which no one was paying attention to while my mom was dead, have kind of gone their separate ways and finally it’s time to rein them in before they migrate into someone else’s mouth.”
“Summer Goodman never knew what hit her. That’s because it was me, and as soon as I collided with her in the hallway – scattering every one of her perfectly indexed index cards – I disappeared into the mob of kids who’d arrived to help realphabetize her life.”
...after the supper that my sister ruined by telling us in detail how she dissected a cow's eye in biology, which did not add any flavor to my steak.
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Once again, Milo has become the new kid at school. Ever since his mom died his dad has been moving both him and his older sister into different homes. Everything from the “Apartment of Endless Stairs” to the appropriately dubbed “Stink Hole (The mystery smell was never found!)”. Milo has found that his dad just sleepwalks through his days, and our hero’s not doing so hot himself. There’s this weird girl at school that keeps bugging him, and then there’s gorgeous Summer Goodman. The kind of gal who would never give a boy like Milo the time of day. However, once he makes a new best friend in a kid called Marshall and finds that the strange girl isn’t that strange after all, Milo discovers that there might be a way to come to terms with his mom being gone, and maybe find a way to remember her too.
I borrowed this book from my local library because looking at the cover of the book, I knew it would be interesting and great to read, which was! This book was so funny.I would recommend this book to kids in grade 5 to grade 8.I wish I could imagine as well as Milo.
I really enjoyed this book. Its about a boy named MIlo.He really misses his mom,who died,and thinks nothing will get better.At school, he meets his old friend Marshall,and a new girl named Hillary.The a nieghbor named Slyia reminds him that even though his mom is dead,he should always remember that she is still alive in his heart.
Even though it had lots of funny parts,the part whan he blurts out the truth at home,its really sad
I would TOTALLY recomend this book beacuse it is really cool
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