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Miss Communication: 05/16/19

Miss Communication

Miss Communication by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm is the second volume in the Babymouse: Tales from the Locker series. It's a graphic novel hybrid with more emphasis on text than the original series. And that's a good thing.

Babymouse is in middle school and all her friends have smartphones. She doesn't even have a flip phone. After lots of begging and scheming, her parents relent and get her a smartphone. Babymouse and apps — not a good combo.

Apps and social media can be addictive. They certainly are for Babymouse. But her clumsiness holds true and she ends up cracking her screen almost as soon as she gets her phone. Things just go downhill from there.

I read this second book as a parent of teens who don't have smartphones. One has a flip-phone. The other inherited her great grandfather's phone. The phone is six years older than she is.

Anyway, it was a fun second book. I prefer Babymouse as a middle schooler. The third book is School-Tripped and comes out July 9th, 2019

Five stars

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