The (Almost) Perfect Guide to Imperfect Boys

All middle school boys are either Tadpoles, Croakers, or Frogs. At least, according to Finley Davis and her best friend, Maya Lopez.

They’ve written a “Guide” to the boys of Fulton Middle School, which they call The Amphibian Life Cycle. It’s hilarious and (if they say so themselves) brilliant – full of detailed observations about the silly, immature tadpoles; the awkward Croakers with their changing voices; and, of course, the Frogs, those rare, more evolved boys who’ll look you in the eye and have an actual conversation.

Finley thinks she has boys figured out perfectly, until Zachary Mattison, a Tadpole who made an abrupt exit from seventh grade last year, reenters the picture – as a Frog. Zachary’s surprising reappearance causes Finley to question everything: the Life Cycle, her friendship with Maya, even herself. And when the Life Cycle falls into the wrong hands, it causes a battle between the boys and the girls that no one, not even Finley, could have predicted.

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French Edition (Middle School Boys Aren’t All Toads)

Aladdin MIX, Paperback, ISBN 978-1481405638
Ages 9-13