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the skin i'm in

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The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake (easy reading, 171 pages)

The main character Makeela Madison, and in quote she is “as black as a blue-black sky after It’s rained, and rained” said by Makeela’s new English teacher, Miss Saunders at McClenton Middle School, Where she is a seventh grader. Makeela’s mother sews her clothes, and Makeela will wear them, to school, and from school, but during school, her “friend”, Charlese, a.k.a, Char. Char gives Makeela decent clothes to wear during school hours, and in return, Makeela does char’s, and two other popular girls, homework and reports. Makeela gives Char her clothes back at the end of each day, wearing her old clothes.


The problem is that several people do not appreciate Makeela. For one thing, she is black, and beautiful. Makeela is also very smart, and that makes others at her school jealous… And people bully her, and of course, that bothers Makeela.


Then, one night, Char, and the two other girls tell Makeela to come to the school with them, to destroy Miss Saunders classroom, Makeela reluctantly obeys, after a brutal argument, but of course… things don’t go as planned, more damage is brought to the classroom than even Char didn’t expect.


I loved this book! It allowed perspective, to people who may not understand what it is like to be neglected, but have a lot going for them. I could not put this book down, with all the plot twists, and surprises Sharon threw in.


I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about how others feel inside, or others opinion’s, when they were in middle school. The reason I recommend this book is because it is fun to read about, and Makeela can relate to many different kinds of people


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