The Littlest Bigfoot

The Littlest Bigfoot Alice Mayfair twelve years old slips through the world unseen and unnoticed Ignored by her family and shipped off to her eighth boarding school Alice would like a friend And when she rescues Millie

  • Title: The Littlest Bigfoot
  • Author: Jennifer Weiner
  • ISBN: 9781481470742
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Alice Mayfair, twelve years old, slips through the world unseen and unnoticed Ignored by her family and shipped off to her eighth boarding school, Alice would like a friend And when she rescues Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake one day, she finds one.But Millie is a Bigfoot, part of a clan who dwells deep in the woods Most Bigfoots believe that people No Furs, as tAlice Mayfair, twelve years old, slips through the world unseen and unnoticed Ignored by her family and shipped off to her eighth boarding school, Alice would like a friend And when she rescues Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake one day, she finds one.But Millie is a Bigfoot, part of a clan who dwells deep in the woods Most Bigfoots believe that people No Furs, as they call them are dangerous, yet Millie is fascinated with the No Fur world She is convinced that humans will appreciate all the things about her that her Bigfoot tribe does not her fearless nature, her lovely singing voice, and her desire to be a star.Alice swears to protect Millie s secret But a league of Bigfoot hunters is on their trail, led by a lonely kid named Jeremy And in order to survive, Alice and Millie have to put their trust in each other and have faith in themselves above all else.

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    1. My mom won a ARC of this book, and let me read it. Here is my review. I gave it 4.5 stars.I am 11 years old and found that the perfect interest level, and a little bit easy for reading level (suggested for 8-12 year olds). I really liked at the beginning when it told me about all of the previous schools that she got kicked out of, it was really funny. I also liked when Alice and Millie first met because it was funny and happy.I found it a little bit hard to understand Taley at times.It says book [...]

    2. Here's the thing: this book is being overrated because the author is, as the cover and blurb trumpet,"A New York Times best selling author."That's for adults. As far as I know, Weiner hasn't written for kids before, and a lot of adult authors (paging James Patterson for one) really aren't good enough writers to write for kids. Yes, you read that correctly. Having a zillion best sellers does not make a writer good -- Danielle Steele is living proof of that one. What's sad about this book is that [...]

    3. A cute story with some real issues at hand. One girl feels overly sheltered and her parents don't want her to mix with the humans. The other girl is constantly left at different schools and never feels that she fits in. When they meet, they finally feel like they've found their best friend, but will they be able to stay together? I absolutely loved this book there's other issues, like bullying also thrown into the mix.

    4. I received this as an ARC for review from a giveaway. It's a book aimed at children aged 8 - 12 so it's a bit younger even than YA lit but I like the author's adult books so I thought I'd go for it. It's a story about a 12 year old girl, Alice, who is too tall, and awkward and has difficulty making friends. Her parents seem to ignore her and she's had to change schools many times because nothing seems to go right for her. She just doesn't fit in. It's also a story about Millie, who is from a tr [...]

    5. AMAZING! This book was so heartfelt and perfect for middle age kids (and adults). I want to say that I think the story will be great for boys as well as girls, but I think it will be a bit easier for girls to relate to. I have a 9 year old daughter and cannot wait for her to read this book. It sends such a great message to accept everyone for who they are and "everyone has a thing." This book made me feel so much for all of its characters. I wanted to hug Alice and Millie, I won't mention what I [...]

    6. This book is a must-read to show middle grade students (grades 4-8) the importance of friendship, standing up for our differences, and acceptance. Love, love, love this book! Can't wait for installment #2!

    7. A fun read for twelve year olds. especially if they feel out of place and long to find friendseven friends with furry faces, eh b'ys?

    8. Selama ini taunya Jennifer weiner ngarang chicklit dan romance aja, ternyata ada middle grade fantasy juga. Tadinya aku pikir ceritanya bakal berkutat tentang nasib buruk Alice yang ga disayang ortunya, dan pindah sekolah sampe 8 kali, dimana ia selalu di jauhin temen dan dibully.Alice cuma ingin satu "Punya Teman". Sampe suatu hari ia menyelamatkam Millie, yang ternyata bukan dari dunia nya Mereka pun berteman dan bersahabatMillie pun sangat menyukai dunia manusia Sampe pada akhirnya muncul mas [...]

    9. I bought and enjoyed the audio version of the book. As the momma of two I always struggle with those hard days when the world doesn't see the perfection of my babies and they come home with sad hearts. So I purchased this with the thoughts of sharing it with them. What I forgot was how close to the surface my own Alice lives. This book is a love letter to the Alice in each of us. A second listen made me realize how deep and multi-dimensional the story is. The author dedicated the book to her dau [...]

    10. Alice never seems to fit in at any of the many schools she's attended in her young life. Other girls find Alice too big and too gawky to befriend. Then Alice is sent out in the woods to a quirky experimental school and there she meets Millie. Millie is a Bigfoot who doesn't seem to fit in with her people; she's too petite and doesn't have much hair. Millie and Alice quickly become fast friends, but it must all be on the QT, as Bigfoots and humans have lots of preconceptions and fears about each [...]

    11. The theme of Jennifer Weiner books are often accept yourself and this is no different for children. Alice is 12 years old and doesn't fit anywhere. Her parents don't spend time with her and send her away to school. She feels like an outcast. Millie is a bigfoot and wants to be a singer. Millie lives in a community of bigfoots. She is swimming in the river, when she starts to drown. Alice saves her and they become friends. Millie sneaks out on Halloween with Alice, against her parent's rules. She [...]

    12. Whether describing the -like Alice with no-fur or Millie, tiny Yare (Bigfoot tribe,) this book overstates the case for celebrating differences. The "Experimental Center for Love & Learning," a hippie-holdover vegetarian school, was built right across the lake from a secluded Yare village. Alice and Millie meet, become friends, and have a plan for detante between humans and Yare when others crudely and rudely threaten to overwhelm them. Not believable and preachy, the weak ending foreshadows [...]

    13. I think this just shows how hard it is to write middle grade really well. I've enjoyed some of Weiner's adult fiction, but I didn't love this. The mix of fantasy with realistic fiction didn't work for me, and the fact that the story was told from 3 different perspectives meant we didn't get enough information on any perspective. I wanted either more of the world of the Yare or more of life in the Center. I'd be curious to talk to a kid who has read this to see what they think--maybe some of the [...]

    14. there were so many good parts in this book but i really liked the part where they were describing how Alice looked because it really puts a picture in my head, that she was tall her hair was crazy.

    15. Twelve-year old Alice feels too big, too awkward, too unforgettable. Shipped off to a new school each year, Alice always hopes to make a real friendbut never does. But when she’s sent to an experimental school in the woods, Alice meets Millie Maximus, a true kindred spirit. As a Bigfoot, Millie feels too small, too loud, and too adventurous amongst her kind. Despite Alice being a NoFur (human) and Millie being a Bigfoot, the two girls quickly form a strong friendship, but when some Bigfoot hun [...]

    16. Twelve year old Alice feels invisible. Awkward and unkempt, she is once again being shipped off to boarding school by her glamorous mother. She wants to fit in, but she is different from the other girls and she fears she’ll never have a friend. Then one day, she rescues a girl her age from drowning in the lake. Millie isn’t a student at the school, she is actually a Bigfoot, one of a tribe that keeps themselves hidden deep in the woods. She is never supposed to leave the camp, but her desire [...]

    17. I love Jennifer Weiner and I also like YA and youth novels so I was sure I would love this story. Certainly a fast read. There are bullies out there and I love when the person who has been bullied gets to rises above it all and become a person true to themselves. Millie and Alice are both so likeable that they have you wanting the best for both of them. I would have given this novel a 5 but thought it took a while to get to the story when we already knew Alice and Millie would meet. Also I somet [...]

    18. Brillant, just brillant. I am in love with this book. From cover to cover, in love! It is such a delight. Anyone struggling to find their way in the world with be moved by this book. It is such a sweetness, but depth too. There is nothing better than knowing that this is part of a trilogy. How awesome is that?! More of this awsomeness. Weiner has captured my heart, yet again, but now in the YA genre. Is there nothing she cannot do? You will not regret reading this book by yourself or with your c [...]

    19. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Even though it is written more for young adults or younger it was enjoyable to an adult. I teach 6th grade literature and I think this would be a wonderful addition to my classroom. I loved the themes about friendship and being different. Plus the whole idea of the Yare community was a great twist. A great read and I will be recommending this novel to my students!

    20. A slightly scattered plot that maybe needed more chapters from Jeremy's POV to really do what it needed to do, occasionally clunky prose, and far too many good intentions pushing it toward preachiness added up to a swing and a miss for this first middle-grade effort from Weiner. On the plus side, Alice and Millie were wonderful characters and their friendship was sweet and touching. Plus, Bigfoots! But, overall, the book just didn't quite work for me.

    21. I love Weiner's books, but this one didn't appeal to me. I thought the Bigfoot plot was lame, the way they talked to each other, their names, etc. If the story had just been about Alice I would have liked it better.

    22. I enjoyed this book. I was not sure what I would think of Jennifer Weiner’s book geared at a younger age, but I really liked it. The book was filled with a lot of imagination and I think it was good to see how everyone has their place in the world.

    23. I loved everything about this book. Highly recommended! It is a children's book. Maybe can be read from about 4th grade on and read to starting at about 2nd grade. But it's so cute. And really carries a great lesson with it.

    24. This book is so incredibly cute. Not to mention the hard hitting topics that I know young kids will relate to. Full review to come closer to pub date.

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