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"Awkward" by Svetlana Chmakova, List 1

May 3, 2019
Middle school gets off to a rocky start for Peppi Torres after an awkward encounter with Jaime Thompson — and things only get worse when Peppi's art club begins feuding with the science club. Can Peppi save the day?

Here are links to our lists for the graphic novel: List 1, List 2

Here are links to our lists for other graphic novels in the Berrybrook Middle School series: Brave, Crush
dignity
It's my first day at Berrybrook Middle School, and I just tripped over my own feet and dropped everything. Including my dignity.
cardinal
Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don't get noticed by the mean kids.
moral
Miss Torres, I did not call this emergency art club meeting to discuss your moral dilemmas.
emerge
That magical time when clubs emerge from their daily toils...to bask in the light of appreciation from their fellow students.
toil
That magical time when clubs emerge from their daily toils...to bask in the light of appreciation from their fellow students.
bask
That magical time when clubs emerge from their daily toils...to bask in the light of appreciation from their fellow students.
appreciation
That magical time when clubs emerge from their daily toils...to bask in the light of appreciation from their fellow students.
glamour
Glamour! Recognition!
recognition
Glamour! Recognition!
notable
The only notable thing the art club has done is design the school's football team logo.
logo
The only notable thing the art club has done is design the school's football team logo.
outrageous
The spirit of the annual club fair is that ALL clubs receive equal recognition for their hard work. It is outrageous to exclude a club!
exclude
The spirit of the annual club fair is that ALL clubs receive equal recognition for their hard work. It is outrageous to exclude a club!
draft
I wish I were a tornado-like force of nature.
...But I'm more like a tiny draft...
diagram
I just have to quickly finish this diagram now, and...
meek
Science class...is not for the meek-hearted.
injustice
I demanded an explanation for the injustice of denying us a table at the fair...and this is what he said to me.
backdrop
When the drama club asked us to paint the stage backdrops—what happened?
mural
What if we painted a mural for the school?
conceptual
We could do conceptual art installations on the football field!
documentary
I saw this documentary, and they used these glass bubbles to—
beneficial
What's a project that's noticeable, beneficial to the school community, and something only the art club can do?
malfunction
My story's going to be about adding robots to the cafeteria...and then they malfunction and take over the school!
awkward
Awkward adj.
1. ...THIS.
behold
Behold. The science...behind...the mermaid!
productive
I see your tutoring session was very productive.
template
Let's talk about the format, guys! I made a template!
experimental
No, no, merely an experimental flight that went off-course.
data
Well, we timed the flight with the weight and without, so the data for comparison is...
inspire
The science field trip is today. Maybe you'll get inspired.
ecosystem
I was told that you are studying ecosystems, so we prepared a special presentation for you.
reef
Coral reefs of the Maldives...
coordinate
If you have the right coordinates, you can use a GPS to go and find them.
fossilize
The alternative is dusting fossilized animal excrement samples in the center's extensive collection...
migratory
It says here that these are migratory birds!!
terrarium
I didn't know this place had a terrarium!
souvenir
...Grab a souvenir.
commentary
There are lots of school life topics that need commentary...like picture day drama, cafeteria food mysteries, the science fair...
supernatural
Did you see that dark glow? It's like she has supernatural powers.
velocity
We are collecting velocity data for our science fair project.

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