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Rumors from the Boys' Room: A Blogtastic! Novel Hardcover – October 11, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 710L (What's this?)
  • Series: Blogtastic
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (October 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385740840
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385740845
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #356,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sofia, the Blogtastic Blogger, is back in this follow-up to Gossip from the Girls’ Room (2011). This time she swears against spreading gossip, but an overheard conversation about an exchange student is too juicy to ignore. In her private pre-blogging notebook, chock full of doodled illustrations, Sofia obsesses about popularity, boys, and a mean girl whose main offense appears to be fruit-scented hair. The style recalls the Wimpy Kid series but lacks its sympathetic narrator, engaging characters, or slapstick humor. Still, there is high demand for journal-style books, and fans of the first book may gravitate to this one. --Suzanne Harold

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School Library Journal, February 2012:
"The lightweight plot skips along steadily, and the black-and-white sketches on lined notebooklike paper add appeal. Cooper’s uncanny ability to think, illustrate, and blog like a middle schooler shines through in Sofia’s charming, comical voice. Fans of Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series (Abrams) as well as other diary-related books should find this one especially attractive, while the short, easy format will appeal to reluctant readers."

More About the Author

Rose Cooper is an author and illustrator with Random House Publishing and represented by Rosemary Stimola of Stimola Literary Studio. Her middle grade humor series, A Blogtastic! Novel, includes three books: Gossip from the Girls Room, Rumors from the Boys Room, & Secrets from the Sleeping Bag. This series is translated and published in over 13 countries. Gossip From The Girls Room was picked up by Scholastic Books in 2013 and now appears in the Scholastic book clubs and fairs.

Dead Series, Rose's new series for teens, will be released in 2015 with the first book, I Text Dead People. The second book in the series will follow, title TBA.

Amazingly Normal Random Facts:

Rose has jumped out of an airplane, but have never landed in one. Ever. In her entire life.

Her cat, Mia Kitty, is named after the evil popular girl in my Blogtastic book series. Although her kitty isn't evil. Or popular.

She loves chocolate. And bacon. Oooh...chocolate bacon! BAM!

Rose is her middle name. Her first name is super secret.

She take bribes that involve chocolate. You know you really want to know her first "real" name *hint,hint*

She's not pale. It's called porcelain and she's rocking it.

Rose used to live close to a cemetery. And by close, she means practically on top of.

She may lack airplane experience, but she's been in a hearse. Occupied. With a corpse. Jealous much?

If Rose had a dollar for every time she got distracted, she wishes she had some ice cream...

You find her on:

Facebook- www.facebook.com/RoseCooperAuthor

Website & Blog: www.Rose-Cooper.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/rosecooper

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/rosecooper2/



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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dorine White on December 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
It's time to review a great new middle grade novel that has hit the shelves. The second in the Blogtastic series, Rumors from the Boy's Room is Rose Cooper's second novel.

The Story- Sofia is back, along with her best friend Nona and her bow wearing enemy Mia. This year, Sofia is getting all the information for her school blog from conversations overheard in the hallways and outside the boys' room. Of course, she messes up the information. The big news of this school year is that an exchange student is coming.

The other hot news item: Sofia's mom is pregnant, and Sofia is feeling the brunt of her mother's mood swings.

Troubles arise when the foreign exchange student, Lukas, falls for Nona. Mia is none to happy about it and Sofia sets out to protect her best friend from the revenge of the popular girls.

My Thoughts- A really cute middle grade read. Girls will enjoy this book. Sofia is her sarcastic self causing lots of problems and funny mishaps. Like the first book, this one is a journal, with lots of humorous drawings to describe Sofia's feelings.

The story felt quicker and the plot was not as involved as the first book, but still it is good fun. The headings got a little confusing, sometimes I wasn't sure which day it was or when something was happening.

I loved the theme that was a subplot of the Nona and Lukas relationship. Nona tries to get Lukas' attention by dressing up and pretending to be something she is not. It isn't until she gives up on her silly plan and returns to her wonderful normal self, that Lukas becomes interested again. Girls take heed- be yourself.

A funny, laugh out loud book, Rumors is perfect for middle grade readers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Power TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 11, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Rumors from the Boys Room by Rose Cooper is an illustrated novel about Sophia, middle school gossip blogger. Sophia's notebook contains all the gossip she finds to post on her blog (not all of which ends up being accurate). From her teacher mother's pregnancy to the new foreign exchange student at school Rose keeps us up with all the gossip.

This is a cute and easy book that young readers will enjoy. It's partially illustrated with drawn pictures every couple pages to keep readers who are new to chapter books interested and the plot is very easy to follow. I found myself smiling through Sophia's missteps and successes in her blog, friendships and first crushes.

Appropriateness: There is a bit of romance in this book of the crush type. If you've got a kid that thinks that romance is gross then I'd skip this one. Sophia is in middle school and her behavior is that of a young sixth grader and I feel this book will be of interest to girls 9-12 (or even younger if they're good readers, I'm sure my 7 year old would love this book). It is short and easy to read for reluctant readers.
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By jellybeanlover456 on December 6, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I read gossip from the girls room and it was awesome just as rumors from the boys room is. great!
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By Allyce McCoy on April 16, 2013
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I read the the first book "Gossip from the Girls Room" I love both of them and they are funny and cool. Read both!!!:)
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Format: Hardcover
The author, Rose Cooper, has mangaged to get inside a middle school girl's head and help us understand a little of what goes on in there. Sophia spies (overhears, really) different conversations around the school and blogs about what she hears. She's an anonymous blogger but there is a teacher who is in on it and keeps Sophia in line. Sophia is dealing with a pregnant mom (who also teaches at the schoool), a best friend liking a boy, liking a boy herself, a gross boy, a mean girl, etc.

The writing is extremely funny. The illustrations (by the author) are adorably charming. Recommended for girls in grades 4 and up and for fans of the Wimpy Kid and Ellie McDoodle books. Read as an ebook arc courtesy of Random House Children's Books via Netgalley.
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