After she’s hit by lightning at a wedding, twelve-year-old Lilah Bloom develops a new talent: she can hear dead people. Among them, there’s her overopinionated Bubby Dora; a prissy fashion designer; and an approval-seeking clown who livens up a séance. With Bubby Dora leading the way, these and other sweetly imperfect ghosts haunt Lilah through seventh grade, and help her face her one big fear: talking to—and possibly going to the seventh-grade dance with—her crush, Andrew Finkel.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads.)
Small Medium at Large was a funny middle grade novel. After finishing the book, I understand what the title means. I love the humor in the title. Once starting the book, the reader finds the same humor throughout the pages. The book made me laugh quite a bit. I don't think a chapter went by without me at least chuckling. The plot was well written. There weren't any plot holes. The story flowed well from beginning to end. It was entertaining. I stayed up late to finish the book because I wanted to find out what happened at the end. I liked all of the characters. My favorite was Bubby, Lilah's ghost grandmother. Her quirkiness and awkwardness had me laughing until I was almost crying at times. Since Lilah lived with dad, Bubby was also a great help to Lilah. She helped Lilah with going through that awkward stage in between being a child and becoming a teenager. Small Medium at Large was great. I loved the author's writing style, and will definitely read more of her work in the future. I'm hoping she writes a sequel. I would love to know what happens with Lilah's dad and Alex's mom. I also want to know if things work out between Lilah and Alex. I recommend this book for older elementary school kids and middle schoolers.
I give Small Medium at Large: 5/5.
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