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7 books for surviving school

For as long as there’s been school, there’ve been students who have a tough time with it. But whether your back-to-schooler is nervous, bored, or just feels like no one really gets them, these books can help

A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius 

Stacey Matson

It can be frustrating when no one around you seems to see how smart you really, truly are, but this book offers plenty of encouragement. Arthur is pretty sure he’s a complete and total genius, but he’d just like to tick a couple of small items off his to-do list to be sure. One is to win the school writing contest – en route to becoming a rich and famous author, of course – and the other is to charm lovely Kennedy. He’s had some pretty bad luck recently, but he won’t let that get him down - it’s only a matter of time until he’s winning prizes and stunning his teachers. 

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