A fun look at middle school

RUMORS FROM THE BOYS’ ROOM: A Blogtastic! Novel. By Rose Cooper. For ages 9-12. Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 208 pages. $12.99.

RUMORS FROM THE BOYS' ROOM: A Blogtastic! Novel. By Rose Cooper. For ages 9-12. Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 208 pages. $12.99.

Sophia is an anonymous middle school blogger who writes about the conversations she overhears, which are not always accurate.

There is a teacher around to keep her from getting out-of-hand, but only just. And there is always a conflict!

It is a crazy look into the lives of middle school kids, relationships and how they see their teachers, first crushes and exchange students.

What's good: A funny look at friendships and middle school.

What's bad: Too similar to "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "Dork Diaries."

McGeath Freeman reviews children's books for Lowcountry Parent magazine. To see previous reviews, visit www.lowcountryparent.com.