Better Than Weird

Better Than Weird

Book - 2011
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In this stand-alone sequel to The Mealworm Diaries , Aaron is anxiously waiting for his father to return for the first time since Aaron's mother's death eight years earlier. Aaron works hard with a counselor at school, but he still has problems getting along with and understanding other kids, and he's worried that his dad will think he's weird. As well as having to confront Tufan, the class bully, Aaron must find ways to cope with the fact that his dad now has a pregnant wife and his beloved Gran needs surgery. In the end, his greatest strength is not his intelligence or his sense of humor, but the openness and warmth of his heart.
Publisher: Custer, Wash. : Orca Book Publishers, 2011.
ISBN: 9781554693627
Branch Call Number: TEEN KER
Characteristics: 218 pages ;,20 cm


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Feb 23, 2014

I love this book! My teacher told me to try it out. At first I thought that I wouldn't like it but when I finished it I was hoping that there was a series but unfortunately there wasn't =(

Jan 30, 2013

This is the best book I have ever read

May 26, 2012

Well friends out there that love this book wont you just sign is cast.

May 10, 2012

This book was good.I like this book so mush.

May 05, 2012


Apr 23, 2012

Could somebody please give a descriptive retell of this story. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

branch_reviews Apr 21, 2012

Aaron isn’t like the other kids in his Grade 6 class. He laughs like a hyena, can’t sit still and is very clumsy. He has managed to have a few friends but has come to the attention of the class bully. Aaron is anxiously awaiting the return of his father who left eight years earlier after the death of Aaron’s mother. He is making lists of things he will do with his father when he arrives but worries that his father will think he is weird and leave again. The narrative moves quickly from scene to scene much like Aaron’s attention span and the details of school life and family are realistic and familiar. Not all of his teachers are patient with Aaron and you can feel the frustration of his friends with his behavior. This novel is a stand-alone sequel to The Mealworm Diaries and a Silverbirch 2012 nominee.
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Apr 20, 2012

I love this book it reminds me from the time I got a cast from this big huge bully

Apr 18, 2012

It was a good book, I liked it but it was a little bit confusing.

Apr 18, 2012

it wwas ok i liked a lot but i was kind a confused so i give it 4 stars

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Feb 16, 2012

Better Than Weird is a sequel to Mealworm Diaries. An excited Aaron Waite is waiting for his dad to come home. His dad said he was coming back home, and bring a surprise with him as well. But meanwhile, Aaron has some problems of his own. His only friends, Jeremy and Karima, have decided that they've had enough of him. Now that he's alone, there's no one to warn him on how to behave around Tufan, a boy in his class who gets mad easily. He infuriates Tufan over and over again, causing Tufan to start to scare him. In his therapy he mentioned this - but not all of it. Read the book to discover how Aaron untangles himself from this big mess, and whether Aaron's dad arrives or not, and what is Aaron's dad's surprise!


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Feb 28, 2012

Jeremy sighed. "Okay. I'll do it with Aaron."...Jeremy picked me, ...[Aaron] kept thinking. He picked me to be his friend... "Come here, Aaron," Jeremly said, waiving him over to where Mr. Collins was waiting by the PA system. "Pay attention. We don't want to mess up." ... "Don't get too close," Mr. Collins said. "You don't want to swallow the mike." "Swallow the mike," Aaron echoed. The thought of swallowing something so large made him want to laugh, but Jeremy wasn't even smiling, so he Aaron pressed his lips together and stayed silent.

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