New School New Rules

Children - Social Issues
80 Pages
Reviewed on 06/04/2021
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Author Biography

Crishna Murray is the CEO of Twin Attic Publishing House, Inc, a traditional publishing company located in North Carolina. Twin Attic Publishing House, Inc was established in 2012. Penned as CD Murray for her children’s books, Crishna Murray admits to loving both the book world and the film industry. She has recently started a movie production company, Big Bam Productions. Crishna Murray has worked on films such as The Available Wife, Holiday Heartbreak, A Rich Christmas, and Big 50 The DelRhonda Hood Story. Crishna Murray has experience doing voiceovers, singing, and acting.
Crishna Murray is an author, scriptwriter, actress, artist, and all-around creative. She was born and raised in Connecticut, and moved to her family’s native, North Carolina, in 2006 to re-establish her roots. Crishna Murray has four children ranging from adulthood to elementary school age, which keeps her very active. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Springfield College in Human Services. Crishna Murray has been a long-time writer since she first learned to read and write. She has over twenty years of experience working with children and has also worked as an educator. As a previous educator, Crishna Murray was able to gain experiences that keep her imagination going. Crishna Murray has the love of literacy stitched in her soul.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite

Corina is starting school in a new town in the middle of her fifth-grade year. It’s so unfair to be uprooted like this and she is worried about every little aspect of this turn of events. Will she make friends? Will her best friend Lisa forget about her? Will her new classmates make fun of her? How is she expected to react to this move? When she meets Minsu on the school bus on the first day, Corina begins to feel like everything is going to be fine. That is until she realizes that having two best friends is far too complicated, especially when Lisa and Minsu hit it off at a sleepover, leaving Corina to take a backseat as a third wheel. Jealousy introduces itself to her, compounding the conflicting emotions of her coming of age journey. Corina swings the emotional roller coaster all young girls experience.

New School, New Rules by CD Murray is a prime example of fifth-grade pre-teen angst. Juggling past and present friendships, thinking about having a first boyfriend, starting her period, and learning consequences are all lessons Corina must face in this realistically heart-warming story suitable for all girls this age, while serving as a vivid memory for the more mature reader. The main character’s voice is spot-on in the attitude and persona of a fifth-grade girl. New School, New Rules is an excellent addition to any elementary and middle school library or a wonderful resource for helping young girls relate to their growing pains.