Review! Frazzled by Booki Vivat

frazzledFrazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom

By Booki Vivat

240 pages – ages 8+

Published by HarperCollins on September 27, 2016

Synopsis- Abbie Wu knows that Middles get the worst of it all. Just take the Middle Ages for example – they were pretty terrible (what with the no electricity and the plague)! It’s also pretty terrible being a Middle Child (Abbie would surely know – she’s one!), and if that’s not enough to convince you, Middle School is the epitome, the middle of middles! This, of course, means that Abbie Wu is most certainly doomed. How will she ever survive, or even get to the middle of, middle school?

What I Thought- This was a pretty funny book! I think the main reason I found it funny is that I have similar classmates that overreacted to everything in sixth grade (some still overreact to things! 😉 ). The book is very realistic of school life and the kids who inhabit it. Ms. Vivat’s writing style is very over-the-top in a very good way – including immense exaggerations and other such things. The stroy gets into the head of a 6th grader perfectly, and keeps the readers chuckling throughout the book. There are pretty awesome doodles throughout the book, drawn by Ms. Vivat, which help tell the story – quite literally, as phrases, dialogues, and even entire scenes happen within them. I thought that was a nice way to make the book easier to read for younger kids and they add to the fun feel of the book. The book is hilarious, and kids will enjoy reading about the (mis)adventures of Abbie Wu!


I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!

Check out the book’s trailer!

Categories: Age 6-9

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12 replies

  1. This sounds like a fun book!

  2. I think Booki is a good name for an author. I never overact to things. Especially not pumpkins, soccer balls, ladders, or golf carts. I am cool as a cucumber…

    Love and licks,

  3. This really sounds like a good book. I enjoyed your review. Great title and cover!

  4. Just showed the trailer to my daughter and she laughed because she could totally relate. Looks like we’ll be hunting this book down. Thanks for the great review.

  5. Looks hilarious. The joys of middle school.


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