Small Medium at Large

Small Medium at Large

Book - 2012
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After being hit by lightning, twelve-year-old Lilah, who has a crush on classmate Andrew Finkel, discovers that she can communicate with dead people, including her grandmother who wants Lilah to find a new wife for Lilah's divorced father.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781599908366
Branch Call Number: J LEVY
Characteristics: 197 p. ; 21 cm


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Lilah wakes up after being hit by lightening and discovers she can hear ghosts. Can they help her survive her first crush, convincing her dad to date, or sixth grade? Humorous look at the challenges of middle school.

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Apr 26, 2019

its a amazing book i wish there were more books like it!

Aug 16, 2018

This is a very interesting book because it has a very different concept from others. It was a great read and should be read by many.

ilovesoup Apr 25, 2014

this book is very interesting. lots of things happen at once, but they pull through to the end when the real "mystery" is solved. overall, i really liked it.

mememaryam_0 Apr 09, 2014

i like this book because it is very interesting and romantic

golovaelizaveta Apr 09, 2014

This book is amazing!!! Really interesting!

pretzelas_gals Mar 18, 2014

The book was interesting, but it was a bit too mushy for me. I would recommend this book to people who like romantic books.

_katepiggy Mar 17, 2014

It has an amazing ending. My favourite part in the book would have to be when Lilah was in the washroom and a ghost tripped the mean girl and thought it was Lilah. The book was really easy to follow, but in the middle it got a bit confusing.

joyceyjelly Mar 06, 2014

This book is romantically awesome. Could she really talk to ghosts? Its a pretty hard life with an intense secret. After getting struck. Ever hopping a guy would like you the same way he likes you back.

sydney7353 Mar 05, 2014

it was an intersting book. at times i had toreread some pages because i tkind of went all over the place. but at the same time it was a book about adventure and mystery. i wouldnt advise you to read it unless you like confusing books.

katelyn_chung Mar 04, 2014

I thought that Small Medium At Large was a good book. It was written from the perspective of someone our age. That helped me understand what was happening throughout the book. The theme of the book was interesting and made me want to keep on reading.

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Aug 16, 2018

MariaBinu thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

Jun 30, 2013

blue_eel_35 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14


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Aug 16, 2018

When 12-year-old Lilah’s struck by lightning at her mother’s wedding, she wakes up hearing her deceased grandmother Dora talking to her. Lilah’s afraid she’s going crazy until Dora explains, “[w]hen the lightning hit you, it was like someone switched on a radio and I was tuned into your channel.” Soon, Lilah’s channeling lots of dead people like Serena, her music teacher’s sweetheart; Priscilla, a famous fashion designer; and Marion, the cafeteria lunch lady for 49 years. Overwhelmed with advice and requests from talking ghosts who are simultaneously irritating and invasive, Lilah confesses her psychic power to her best friend, Alex, who thinks she should earn money doing readings. But when Lilah tries to give a message to her crush, Andrew, from his deceased father, things go terribly wrong. Gradually, Lilah learns how to convert her psychic pals into allies and channel her powers positively, turning a disastrous school fundraiser into a success, winning Andrew’s trust and admiration, and helping her father find romance. In a fresh, frank and funny first-person voice, Lilah tells of her ghostly encounters from the perspective of a normal Jewish girl coping with abnormal powers.

crystal_dark May 21, 2013

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. (From Goodreads)


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