Want to step into the world of your middle schooler? Not Much, Just Chillin’: The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers, a new book by Linda Perlstein, will give you that opportunity. Perlstein, a staff writer for theWashington Post, spent a year immersed in middle school life by following five children through their school year. Her experiences give readers a glimpse of what it is like socially and psychologically for these young adolescents. At www.notmuchjustchillin.com, you can read more about Perlstein’s research and “pass notes” to others about the book, your middle schooler, and your own middle school experiences.
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