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Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze Hardcover – September 14, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
Once again, Milo has become the new kid at school. Ever since his mom died his dad has been moving both him and his older sister into different homes. Everything from the "Apartment of Endless Stairs" to the appropriately dubbed "Stink Hole (The mystery smell was never found!)".Read more ›
I have been reading Milo:Sticky Notes- Brain Freeze with my two sons 7 & 9. It is a great story to read with your children. When I first bought the book, I thought; 'Oh this will be good to help my son open up and talk'. As it turns out, it's been a great book for all of us. It has given me a glimpse into their side of grieving. I have always been able to look at my son's and tell they hurt, but it's impossible to get into their heads and know how they are feeling. My son's can't always put their feelings into words, and Milo does a great job of telling what it's like losing a parent.
This book has brought me to tears and made us all laugh. When I start to cry, my 9-year old will take the book out of my hands and continue reading. After the passage is read, we talk. I tell him why it made me cry and ask if he has felt the same way...a huge eye opener.
By all means, this book should not be limited to children who have lost, but it's a great story about a boy learning to deal with his problems.
In fact, I was quite unprepared for how wonderful, emotional, and yes, timeless, Milo turns out to be. The book starts out as if it will indeed be a Wimpy Kid-type school comedy: Milo is a slightly awkward, self-conscious kid entering middle school and drawing cartoons about his experiences. Sounds pretty familiar, but soon small details begin to suggest we are in deeper waters here. Milo's father is emotionally absent. His older sister is never home. His math teacher's shaved head bothers him for reasons he cannot fully explain. And then, gently, Milo lets us know that he lost his mother to a brain tumor two years before the book began.
And the book, although laugh-out-loud funny throughout, reveals itself to be a powerfully moving, emotional story of how Milo learns to deal with his mother's death by embracing her memory rather than rejecting it.
Sounds like a downer? It's not, at all, although I cried (not just choked up but sobs and everything) at least three times. In fact this is an uplifting book, and again -- it's funny a lot. And I have not even lost a parent - I can only imagine that a young person facing a loss similar to Milo's might find real comfort here.
But this is not a "message" book. It is not about the lessons that Milo learns. It's a story, and what makes it work is how perfectly Silberberg captures Milo's voice. Not a cartoon, Milo is a real kid, a quirky, funny kid you like, a kid that you want to see succeed.
This is a terrific book. Strongest possible recommendation.
Everything changes at this move, landing him at a new school for his 7th grade year. He meets a neighbor who lost her husband, he has two great friends, and a crush on the popular girl at school. This book reads like a typical middle-school misfit story, complete with the little line drawings that are so popular these days. Milo's sort of an odd duck, but one of the morals of the story is that all a person needs is one good friend. I loved that he got to be who he was, and with the help of his new friends, he got to wade through the fog and embrace the memories of his mom. It wasn't sad per se, but it definitely will help those who read it get an understanding of what it's like to lose a loved one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
From my 13 year old:
It was about a boy who was new to a school and had no friends. He moved around a lot so this was not new to him. Read more
this book is amazing.
and in some parts it's sad
but I recommend this book
I think you should read this book
I love it. It is so cool but sad that he lost his mom. But it is a great bookPublished 23 months ago by Tammie
I liked this book because it reminded me of my own mother ! you'll love it to !!! happy reading! owenPublished on April 16, 2014 by owen Peterson
my fave part was when Milo said I bet kids who get homeschool
get to play on there laptops tell 10:00 and eat junk food all the time
l recommend it to very good readers... Read more
This was one of the sad books I have read. How someone has lost there mother leaving the family lost of words to each other.Published on November 30, 2013 by Miyuki
This was just a really great book for read a louds for teachers and for parents. I really love this book.Published on November 21, 2013 by SJH
Very cute book, our middle-school boy liked this book, which he selected from the Florida Sunshine State list for 7th grade. Read morePublished on November 20, 2013 by jennahms
This was an excellent book about a boy who moves quite often and manages to make new friends and possibly have a permanent home.Published on November 4, 2013 by Gilmore