Everything I Know About You

Everything I Know About You

Misfit Tally is forced to room with queen bee Ava on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, DC, and discovers several surprising things about her roommate?including the possibility of an eating disorder?in this timely new novel from the author of Star-Crossed and Halfway Normal. During a class trip to DC, twelve-year-old Tally and her best friends, Sonnet and Caleb (a. Misfit Tally is forced to room with queen bee Ava on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, DC, and discover...

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Title:Everything I Know About You
Author:Barbara Dee
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Genres:Childrens
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Everything I Know About You Reviews

  • Katie
    May 28, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

    I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it?s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story un...

    Completely engrossing story about a group of 7th graders on a class trip to DC. I loved the main character?s spunk and appreciated how the author tackled complex issues that don?t have simple solutions. ...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Tally isn't particularly thrilled about the class trip to Washington, D.C., but the thought of being with best friends Sonnet and Spider makes it somewhat better. When head teacher chaperone Ms. Jordan makes her room with the popular Ava, and even wo...

    Hamilton! Hamilton! Hamilton! This book. It?s full of Hamilton references. I love it. I can fully relate to Tally and her friends. 4.75 ...

    Barbara Dee has a way with characters. She has written depth and discovery into each character in Everything I Know About You. Friendships change and struggles emerge in middle school. Life isn't always easy when you have a hundred things coming at you at once. But learning about yours...

    Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for this review copy. All opinions are my own. Hooray for this book and hooray for a heroine like Tally Martin! This spunky 7th grader may not have it all figured out, but she sure does have an enormous heart and I just fell in love with her! ...

  • Laura Gardner
    May 19, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

    I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it?s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story un...

    Completely engrossing story about a group of 7th graders on a class trip to DC. I loved the main character?s spunk and appreciated how the author tackled complex issues that don?t have simple solutions. ...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Tally isn't particularly thrilled about the class trip to Washington, D.C., but the thought of being with best friends Sonnet and Spider makes it somewhat better. When head teacher chaperone Ms. Jordan makes her room with the popular Ava, and even wo...

    Hamilton! Hamilton! Hamilton! This book. It?s full of Hamilton references. I love it. I can fully relate to Tally and her friends. 4.75 ...

    Barbara Dee has a way with characters. She has written depth and discovery into each character in Everything I Know About You. Friendships change and struggles emerge in middle school. Life isn't always easy when you have a hundred things coming at you at once. But learning about yours...

    Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for this review copy. All opinions are my own. Hooray for this book and hooray for a heroine like Tally Martin! This spunky 7th grader may not have it all figured out, but she sure does have an enormous heart and I just fell in love with her! ...

    Thanks to the MA youth services book review blog for the FREE book! #partner @simonkids @barbaradeebooks ~*~*~*~*~* Love, love, LOVED this book! I couldn?t put it down. ?????/5 BIG stars! ~*~*~*~*~* Tally Martin and her fellow 7th grade students are headed to Washingto...

  • Lorie Barber
    Dec 08, 2017

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

  • Emily
    Dec 14, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

  • Laurie
    Mar 27, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

  • Ms Threlkeld
    Dec 29, 2017

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

    I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it?s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story un...

    Completely engrossing story about a group of 7th graders on a class trip to DC. I loved the main character?s spunk and appreciated how the author tackled complex issues that don?t have simple solutions. ...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    Jun 22, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

  • Lauren- The Smile Lines
    May 30, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

    I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it?s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story un...

    Completely engrossing story about a group of 7th graders on a class trip to DC. I loved the main character?s spunk and appreciated how the author tackled complex issues that don?t have simple solutions. ...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Tally isn't particularly thrilled about the class trip to Washington, D.C., but the thought of being with best friends Sonnet and Spider makes it somewhat better. When head teacher chaperone Ms. Jordan makes her room with the popular Ava, and even wo...

    Hamilton! Hamilton! Hamilton! This book. It?s full of Hamilton references. I love it. I can fully relate to Tally and her friends. 4.75 ...

    Barbara Dee has a way with characters. She has written depth and discovery into each character in Everything I Know About You. Friendships change and struggles emerge in middle school. Life isn't always easy when you have a hundred things coming at you at once. But learning about yours...

    Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for this review copy. All opinions are my own. Hooray for this book and hooray for a heroine like Tally Martin! This spunky 7th grader may not have it all figured out, but she sure does have an enormous heart and I just fell in love with her! ...

    Thanks to the MA youth services book review blog for the FREE book! #partner @simonkids @barbaradeebooks ~*~*~*~*~* Love, love, LOVED this book! I couldn?t put it down. ?????/5 BIG stars! ~*~*~*~*~* Tally Martin and her fellow 7th grade students are headed to Washingto...

    So well done. Love how dimensional the characters are. Readers are going to relate to them. ...

    Everything I Know About You Middle school is an awkward time for teenagers no matter which way you slice it. Imagine a group of seventh graders heading to Washington, DC on a school field trip. On the surface, this sounds like an ordinary occurrence; however, on a quest for class un...

    Thank you to the kidlitexchange for sharing a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own. EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU by @barbaradeebooks is a book I WISH I read when I was 11, 12, 13 years old. I NEEDED this book! Parents, friendships, body image, crushes, academics, bullying, ...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Apr 23, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

    I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it?s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story un...

    Completely engrossing story about a group of 7th graders on a class trip to DC. I loved the main character?s spunk and appreciated how the author tackled complex issues that don?t have simple solutions. ...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Tally isn't particularly thrilled about the class trip to Washington, D.C., but the thought of being with best friends Sonnet and Spider makes it somewhat better. When head teacher chaperone Ms. Jordan makes her room with the popular Ava, and even wo...

  • Michele Knott
    Jun 08, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

    I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it?s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story un...

    Completely engrossing story about a group of 7th graders on a class trip to DC. I loved the main character?s spunk and appreciated how the author tackled complex issues that don?t have simple solutions. ...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Tally isn't particularly thrilled about the class trip to Washington, D.C., but the thought of being with best friends Sonnet and Spider makes it somewhat better. When head teacher chaperone Ms. Jordan makes her room with the popular Ava, and even wo...

    Hamilton! Hamilton! Hamilton! This book. It?s full of Hamilton references. I love it. I can fully relate to Tally and her friends. 4.75 ...

    Barbara Dee has a way with characters. She has written depth and discovery into each character in Everything I Know About You. Friendships change and struggles emerge in middle school. Life isn't always easy when you have a hundred things coming at you at once. But learning about yours...

    Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for this review copy. All opinions are my own. Hooray for this book and hooray for a heroine like Tally Martin! This spunky 7th grader may not have it all figured out, but she sure does have an enormous heart and I just fell in love with her! ...

    Thanks to the MA youth services book review blog for the FREE book! #partner @simonkids @barbaradeebooks ~*~*~*~*~* Love, love, LOVED this book! I couldn?t put it down. ?????/5 BIG stars! ~*~*~*~*~* Tally Martin and her fellow 7th grade students are headed to Washingto...

    So well done. Love how dimensional the characters are. Readers are going to relate to them. ...

  • Jenni Frencham
    Jan 10, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

  • Michelle Simpson
    Apr 07, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

    I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it?s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story un...

    Completely engrossing story about a group of 7th graders on a class trip to DC. I loved the main character?s spunk and appreciated how the author tackled complex issues that don?t have simple solutions. ...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Tally isn't particularly thrilled about the class trip to Washington, D.C., but the thought of being with best friends Sonnet and Spider makes it somewhat better. When head teacher chaperone Ms. Jordan makes her room with the popular Ava, and even wo...

    Hamilton! Hamilton! Hamilton! This book. It?s full of Hamilton references. I love it. I can fully relate to Tally and her friends. 4.75 ...

    Barbara Dee has a way with characters. She has written depth and discovery into each character in Everything I Know About You. Friendships change and struggles emerge in middle school. Life isn't always easy when you have a hundred things coming at you at once. But learning about yours...

    Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for this review copy. All opinions are my own. Hooray for this book and hooray for a heroine like Tally Martin! This spunky 7th grader may not have it all figured out, but she sure does have an enormous heart and I just fell in love with her! ...

    Thanks to the MA youth services book review blog for the FREE book! #partner @simonkids @barbaradeebooks ~*~*~*~*~* Love, love, LOVED this book! I couldn?t put it down. ?????/5 BIG stars! ~*~*~*~*~* Tally Martin and her fellow 7th grade students are headed to Washingto...

    So well done. Love how dimensional the characters are. Readers are going to relate to them. ...

    Everything I Know About You Middle school is an awkward time for teenagers no matter which way you slice it. Imagine a group of seventh graders heading to Washington, DC on a school field trip. On the surface, this sounds like an ordinary occurrence; however, on a quest for class un...

    Thank you to the kidlitexchange for sharing a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own. EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU by @barbaradeebooks is a book I WISH I read when I was 11, 12, 13 years old. I NEEDED this book! Parents, friendships, body image, crushes, academics, bullying, ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway, and was impressed! I finished it in a day, and would certainly recommend this to young girls everywhere. Dee's novel holds a positive message about body image and the stress it brings to young girls. She sensitively touches on eating disord...

    Being a middle school teacher I am always looking for that "just right" book for "right now." This is one of those books. Kids experience so many trying situations in their lives being able to see that others are going through similar things is a way to connect for that child. It also ...

    This is the second book I have recently read by Barbara Dee, and I am a fan! She gives the readers great insight into the characters in this story. I felt like we got to know them even better throughout the book, as some of them discovered new things about themselves. This is an import...

  • Chrissy Dennis
    Apr 07, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

    I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it?s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story un...

    Completely engrossing story about a group of 7th graders on a class trip to DC. I loved the main character?s spunk and appreciated how the author tackled complex issues that don?t have simple solutions. ...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Tally isn't particularly thrilled about the class trip to Washington, D.C., but the thought of being with best friends Sonnet and Spider makes it somewhat better. When head teacher chaperone Ms. Jordan makes her room with the popular Ava, and even wo...

    Hamilton! Hamilton! Hamilton! This book. It?s full of Hamilton references. I love it. I can fully relate to Tally and her friends. 4.75 ...

    Barbara Dee has a way with characters. She has written depth and discovery into each character in Everything I Know About You. Friendships change and struggles emerge in middle school. Life isn't always easy when you have a hundred things coming at you at once. But learning about yours...

    Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for this review copy. All opinions are my own. Hooray for this book and hooray for a heroine like Tally Martin! This spunky 7th grader may not have it all figured out, but she sure does have an enormous heart and I just fell in love with her! ...

    Thanks to the MA youth services book review blog for the FREE book! #partner @simonkids @barbaradeebooks ~*~*~*~*~* Love, love, LOVED this book! I couldn?t put it down. ?????/5 BIG stars! ~*~*~*~*~* Tally Martin and her fellow 7th grade students are headed to Washingto...

    So well done. Love how dimensional the characters are. Readers are going to relate to them. ...

    Everything I Know About You Middle school is an awkward time for teenagers no matter which way you slice it. Imagine a group of seventh graders heading to Washington, DC on a school field trip. On the surface, this sounds like an ordinary occurrence; however, on a quest for class un...

    Thank you to the kidlitexchange for sharing a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own. EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU by @barbaradeebooks is a book I WISH I read when I was 11, 12, 13 years old. I NEEDED this book! Parents, friendships, body image, crushes, academics, bullying, ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway, and was impressed! I finished it in a day, and would certainly recommend this to young girls everywhere. Dee's novel holds a positive message about body image and the stress it brings to young girls. She sensitively touches on eating disord...

  • Kate Olson
    May 16, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

  • Katie Reilley
    Dec 29, 2017

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

    I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it?s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story un...

  • Sandy O'Brien
    Dec 28, 2017

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

    I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it?s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story un...

    Completely engrossing story about a group of 7th graders on a class trip to DC. I loved the main character?s spunk and appreciated how the author tackled complex issues that don?t have simple solutions. ...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Tally isn't particularly thrilled about the class trip to Washington, D.C., but the thought of being with best friends Sonnet and Spider makes it somewhat better. When head teacher chaperone Ms. Jordan makes her room with the popular Ava, and even wo...

    Hamilton! Hamilton! Hamilton! This book. It?s full of Hamilton references. I love it. I can fully relate to Tally and her friends. 4.75 ...

    Barbara Dee has a way with characters. She has written depth and discovery into each character in Everything I Know About You. Friendships change and struggles emerge in middle school. Life isn't always easy when you have a hundred things coming at you at once. But learning about yours...

    Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for this review copy. All opinions are my own. Hooray for this book and hooray for a heroine like Tally Martin! This spunky 7th grader may not have it all figured out, but she sure does have an enormous heart and I just fell in love with her! ...

    Thanks to the MA youth services book review blog for the FREE book! #partner @simonkids @barbaradeebooks ~*~*~*~*~* Love, love, LOVED this book! I couldn?t put it down. ?????/5 BIG stars! ~*~*~*~*~* Tally Martin and her fellow 7th grade students are headed to Washingto...

    So well done. Love how dimensional the characters are. Readers are going to relate to them. ...

    Everything I Know About You Middle school is an awkward time for teenagers no matter which way you slice it. Imagine a group of seventh graders heading to Washington, DC on a school field trip. On the surface, this sounds like an ordinary occurrence; however, on a quest for class un...

    Thank you to the kidlitexchange for sharing a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own. EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU by @barbaradeebooks is a book I WISH I read when I was 11, 12, 13 years old. I NEEDED this book! Parents, friendships, body image, crushes, academics, bullying, ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway, and was impressed! I finished it in a day, and would certainly recommend this to young girls everywhere. Dee's novel holds a positive message about body image and the stress it brings to young girls. She sensitively touches on eating disord...

    Being a middle school teacher I am always looking for that "just right" book for "right now." This is one of those books. Kids experience so many trying situations in their lives being able to see that others are going through similar things is a way to connect for that child. It also ...

    This is the second book I have recently read by Barbara Dee, and I am a fan! She gives the readers great insight into the characters in this story. I felt like we got to know them even better throughout the book, as some of them discovered new things about themselves. This is an import...

    Eating disorders are often considered taboo, especially among our students. This book is written eloquently and in a way that makes it more approachable. Tally?s journey in middle school is one that I know students will be able to relate to. I seriously love all of the dimensions t...

  • Kristen Picone
    Dec 31, 2017

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

  • Becky Schneekloth
    May 13, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

    I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it?s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story un...

    Completely engrossing story about a group of 7th graders on a class trip to DC. I loved the main character?s spunk and appreciated how the author tackled complex issues that don?t have simple solutions. ...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Tally isn't particularly thrilled about the class trip to Washington, D.C., but the thought of being with best friends Sonnet and Spider makes it somewhat better. When head teacher chaperone Ms. Jordan makes her room with the popular Ava, and even wo...

    Hamilton! Hamilton! Hamilton! This book. It?s full of Hamilton references. I love it. I can fully relate to Tally and her friends. 4.75 ...

    Barbara Dee has a way with characters. She has written depth and discovery into each character in Everything I Know About You. Friendships change and struggles emerge in middle school. Life isn't always easy when you have a hundred things coming at you at once. But learning about yours...

    Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for this review copy. All opinions are my own. Hooray for this book and hooray for a heroine like Tally Martin! This spunky 7th grader may not have it all figured out, but she sure does have an enormous heart and I just fell in love with her! ...

    Thanks to the MA youth services book review blog for the FREE book! #partner @simonkids @barbaradeebooks ~*~*~*~*~* Love, love, LOVED this book! I couldn?t put it down. ?????/5 BIG stars! ~*~*~*~*~* Tally Martin and her fellow 7th grade students are headed to Washingto...

    So well done. Love how dimensional the characters are. Readers are going to relate to them. ...

    Everything I Know About You Middle school is an awkward time for teenagers no matter which way you slice it. Imagine a group of seventh graders heading to Washington, DC on a school field trip. On the surface, this sounds like an ordinary occurrence; however, on a quest for class un...

    Thank you to the kidlitexchange for sharing a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own. EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU by @barbaradeebooks is a book I WISH I read when I was 11, 12, 13 years old. I NEEDED this book! Parents, friendships, body image, crushes, academics, bullying, ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway, and was impressed! I finished it in a day, and would certainly recommend this to young girls everywhere. Dee's novel holds a positive message about body image and the stress it brings to young girls. She sensitively touches on eating disord...

    Being a middle school teacher I am always looking for that "just right" book for "right now." This is one of those books. Kids experience so many trying situations in their lives being able to see that others are going through similar things is a way to connect for that child. It also ...

  • Em
    Nov 19, 2017

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

  • Patty Palmer
    Apr 01, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

    I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it?s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story un...

    Completely engrossing story about a group of 7th graders on a class trip to DC. I loved the main character?s spunk and appreciated how the author tackled complex issues that don?t have simple solutions. ...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Tally isn't particularly thrilled about the class trip to Washington, D.C., but the thought of being with best friends Sonnet and Spider makes it somewhat better. When head teacher chaperone Ms. Jordan makes her room with the popular Ava, and even wo...

    Hamilton! Hamilton! Hamilton! This book. It?s full of Hamilton references. I love it. I can fully relate to Tally and her friends. 4.75 ...

    Barbara Dee has a way with characters. She has written depth and discovery into each character in Everything I Know About You. Friendships change and struggles emerge in middle school. Life isn't always easy when you have a hundred things coming at you at once. But learning about yours...

    Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for this review copy. All opinions are my own. Hooray for this book and hooray for a heroine like Tally Martin! This spunky 7th grader may not have it all figured out, but she sure does have an enormous heart and I just fell in love with her! ...

    Thanks to the MA youth services book review blog for the FREE book! #partner @simonkids @barbaradeebooks ~*~*~*~*~* Love, love, LOVED this book! I couldn?t put it down. ?????/5 BIG stars! ~*~*~*~*~* Tally Martin and her fellow 7th grade students are headed to Washingto...

    So well done. Love how dimensional the characters are. Readers are going to relate to them. ...

    Everything I Know About You Middle school is an awkward time for teenagers no matter which way you slice it. Imagine a group of seventh graders heading to Washington, DC on a school field trip. On the surface, this sounds like an ordinary occurrence; however, on a quest for class un...

  • Violet Sinclair
    Jun 22, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

  • Mandy Stallard
    Jun 26, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

  • JoEllen
    Apr 18, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

  • Gray Cox
    May 29, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

  • Charbear
    Apr 02, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

  • Amber Webb
    Jun 13, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

    I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it?s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story un...

    Completely engrossing story about a group of 7th graders on a class trip to DC. I loved the main character?s spunk and appreciated how the author tackled complex issues that don?t have simple solutions. ...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Tally isn't particularly thrilled about the class trip to Washington, D.C., but the thought of being with best friends Sonnet and Spider makes it somewhat better. When head teacher chaperone Ms. Jordan makes her room with the popular Ava, and even wo...

    Hamilton! Hamilton! Hamilton! This book. It?s full of Hamilton references. I love it. I can fully relate to Tally and her friends. 4.75 ...

    Barbara Dee has a way with characters. She has written depth and discovery into each character in Everything I Know About You. Friendships change and struggles emerge in middle school. Life isn't always easy when you have a hundred things coming at you at once. But learning about yours...

  • Kristin Crouch
    Jan 13, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

  • Yasmeena
    Jun 19, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...

    Barbara Dee does such a wonderful job capturing the confusion of middle grade kids who are in transition and dealing with all kinds of problems, small and big. In this novel, the protagonist Tally is feeling pretty secure in her friendships...until she's not, and her two best friends b...

    How do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try to help someone that doesn't think they need it? The main character, Tally, faces these very questions in Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee. Tally is forced to room with one of her least favorite peo...

    Tally has always liked herself as she is - taller and larger than her family members, a fierce friend / bodyguard for her two best friends, a math nerd, a person with unusual fashion sense. But when she goes on the 7th grade trip to Washington, D.C., she's paired with her arch-nemesis,...

    I received this book as an ARC, so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers, but I do have to include details! I will tag any possible spoilers at all so I don't ruin this for anyone. This book is for ages 9-13, and it is very well suited for that age group. Ok, s...

    Thank you to Barbara Dee for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation. Tally is embarking on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, D.C. But she's been assigned to room with the head ?clone girl? and neither are happy. Over the course of three days with Ava, Tally?s f...

    I received an ARC of this middle grade story from my #bookexpedition group and will definitely be sharing it with my 5th grade students and my own daughter when it?s released. Students need to see the way Tally loved herself and embraced her flaws. I also appreciated how the story un...

    Completely engrossing story about a group of 7th graders on a class trip to DC. I loved the main character?s spunk and appreciated how the author tackled complex issues that don?t have simple solutions. ...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Tally isn't particularly thrilled about the class trip to Washington, D.C., but the thought of being with best friends Sonnet and Spider makes it somewhat better. When head teacher chaperone Ms. Jordan makes her room with the popular Ava, and even wo...

    Hamilton! Hamilton! Hamilton! This book. It?s full of Hamilton references. I love it. I can fully relate to Tally and her friends. 4.75 ...

  • Vincent Lobosco
    Jan 14, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

  • socks🌙
    Dec 03, 2018

    Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a review copy of this book! I will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book, and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life. In a...

    A middle grade novel dealing with eating disorders? Sign me up, this is the representation needed in children?s literature. ...

    Tally Martin is headed to Washington, DC for a class trip. Her biggest worries are (1) will her friends avoid being bullied, and (2) will she and her friends have to room with their enemies. Tally is dismayed to learn that, yes, she and her friends will be assigned roommates outsid...

    Interest Level: 5-8 Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. ...

    An important book for tweens and teens! Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some humor. This book includes authentic middle school voices, and while Ava?s eating disorder is an issue, it?s not the ONLY issue. Main character Tally has always b...

    4.5 Stars Wow. Where do I even begin with this book? I?ve had a week to gather my thoughts, and I still can?t formulate how good this book is. It was just...I don?t know, something about it. The characters were great. Tally was literally me at like, fourteen. I loved her...

    I would've loved this when I was younger. ...

    Barbra Dee is a gift to MG. Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity, heart and humor makes her a triple threat. This deals with challenging friendships, family, acceptance, being true to oneself and being proud of who you are. Barbara?s Tally is a character to love. Ava...

    We?ve been talking a lot lately about tackling tough topics in middle grade lit. I haven?t read a MG book that touches on anorexia until this revelation from Barbara Dee. Spunky and original Tally is forced to room with the oh-so-popular Ava, a ?bonding? experience made to ...

    Barbara Dee again, accurately and with sensitivity touches on topics students need to read characters dealing with. Ava is struggling with an eating disorder and Tally is dealing with self-discovery. Everything I Know About You is a quick read that will have students thinking because t...

    this was a really good book. a little lower than my normal reading level, but worth it. i enjoyed the plot and how real the relationships were. the characters were all so sweet and true to average middle-schoolers. my favorite characters were ava, spider, and sonnet. after reading ...