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Addie on the Inside


Series
The Misfits

by
James Howe
illustrated by
Laura Hanifin

Edition
-
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Atheneum
ISBN
9781416913849

Awards and Honors
SLJ Best Books of 2011, Fiction; 2012 Notable Children's Book in the English Language Arts
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Language: Homophobic Slur
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JLG Category

Advanced Readers

Narrating her life via poems, Addie, an activist, wonders why her classmates can’t accept her staunch belief that everyone deserves respect and compassion.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Homophobic Slur

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

224

Trim Size

6 1/8" x 8 1/4"

Dewey

Fiction

AR

5: points 3

Lexile

NP

Scholastic Reading Counts

7

JLG Release

Aug 2011

Topics

Activism. Dating. Puberty. Poetry. Teasing. Homosexuality. Grandparents. Peer pressure. Cats.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*

Junior Library Guild

  • Addie is a sympathetic and relatable character who writes in an achingly believable voice about topics ranging from death to injustice to mean girls to dating. “I thought everyone would say, / ‘Look at Addie. She’s with DuShawn.’ / Instead, everyone says, / ‘Look at DuShawn. / What is he doing with her?’”
  • The strength of Addie’s convictions, her activism, and her willingness to speak out are inspiring. Readers may be moved to reflect on their own beliefs, prejudices, and privileges.
  • A perfect book for poetry units: James Howe’s poems vary in form, rhyme scheme, subject, and length making it clear that poetry is not static.
  • While this novel is a companion to The Misfits and Totally Joe, Addie on the Inside stands on its own. The characters and their relationships are clear and compelling, and require no explanation.

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
This companion to The Misfits (2001) and Totally Joe (2005, both S & S) focuses on Addie Carle, an outspoken, intelligent girl who is worried about injustice and “how in the world, the world will ever be okay.” She always speaks her mind, which doesn’t endear her to her fellow classmates and leads to gossip and ridicule. She is an earnest protagonist who doesn’t see any other way to be. But seventh grade is becoming a turning point in her life. Her first boyfriend likes her for who she is but is eventually overwhelmed by her; a childhood friend returns and is now part of the popular group; she realizes that adults also have inner lives and emotions; and she loses a beloved pet. She wonders if she should pay more attention to what she wears or says, but questions whether wearing the “in” shoes would really change anything. Then when Addie participates in the National Day of Silence in support of GLBT teens, she begins to notice the students who are always silent (“while I talk and talk and the loud ones shout and shove”) and is surprised when she discovers that she can be quiet for a change. And she finds support from a surprising source. Howe completely captures what it is like to be a 13-year-old girl—the ups and downs, the emotional tightrope, the push/pull between childhood and growing up, and the power of gossip and school cliques. Addie negotiates the corridors of middle school with thoughtful determination; she’s a young woman with a lot to say. Add this fine novel to the growing list of novels in verse.—Terrie Dorio, Santa Monica Public Library, CA

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • Addie is a sympathetic and relatable character who writes in an achingly believable voice about topics ranging from death to injustice to mean girls to dating. “I thought everyone would say, / ‘Look at Addie. She’s with DuShawn.’ / Instead, everyone says, / ‘Look at DuShawn. / What is he doing with her?’”
  • The strength of Addie’s convictions, her activism, and her willingness to speak out are inspiring. Readers may be moved to reflect on their own beliefs, prejudices, and privileges.
  • A perfect book for poetry units: James Howe’s poems vary in form, rhyme scheme, subject, and length making it clear that poetry is not static.
  • While this novel is a companion to The Misfits and Totally Joe, Addie on the Inside stands on its own. The characters and their relationships are clear and compelling, and require no explanation.

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
This companion to The Misfits (2001) and Totally Joe (2005, both S & S) focuses on Addie Carle, an outspoken, intelligent girl who is worried about injustice and “how in the world, the world will ever be okay.” She always speaks her mind, which doesn’t endear her to her fellow classmates and leads to gossip and ridicule. She is an earnest protagonist who doesn’t see any other way to be. But seventh grade is becoming a turning point in her life. Her first boyfriend likes her for who she is but is eventually overwhelmed by her; a childhood friend returns and is now part of the popular group; she realizes that adults also have inner lives and emotions; and she loses a beloved pet. She wonders if she should pay more attention to what she wears or says, but questions whether wearing the “in” shoes would really change anything. Then when Addie participates in the National Day of Silence in support of GLBT teens, she begins to notice the students who are always silent (“while I talk and talk and the loud ones shout and shove”) and is surprised when she discovers that she can be quiet for a change. And she finds support from a surprising source. Howe completely captures what it is like to be a 13-year-old girl—the ups and downs, the emotional tightrope, the push/pull between childhood and growing up, and the power of gossip and school cliques. Addie negotiates the corridors of middle school with thoughtful determination; she’s a young woman with a lot to say. Add this fine novel to the growing list of novels in verse.—Terrie Dorio, Santa Monica Public Library, CA

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