Let Me Fix That for You



Let Me Fix That for YouJanice Erlbaum S Let Me Fix That For You Is A Quirky, Touching, And Laugh Out Loud Middle Grade Novel About A Girl Capable Of Fixing Everything But Her Own Life.Twelve Year Old Gladys Burke May Not Have Many Friends, But At Least She Has Her Empire From Her Table At The Back Of The Cafeteria, Glad Arranges Favors For Her Classmates In Exchange For Their Friendship She Solves Every Problem, Handles Every Situation, And Saves Every Butt.But The Jobs Keep Getting Harder, And When Glad Decides The Problem That Most Needs Fixing Is Her Parents Relationship, She Finds Herself In Way Over Her Head She Ll Have To Call In All Her Favors And Use All Her Skills To Help The Person Who Most Needs It Herself.

Janice Erlbaum writes books, some of which are for tweens, others of which are for adults She produces a weekly video series called Advice for Young Writers Her books for adults include two memoirs, GIRLBOMB A Halfway Homeless Memoir Villard, March 06 , and HAVE YOU FOUND HER A Memoir Villard, Feb 08 , and one novel, I, LIAR Thought Catalog Books, 2015 For tweens, her first novel, LUCKY LITTLE THINGS was published by MacMillan Books for Young Readers in July 18 Her next tween book, LET ME FIX THAT FOR YOU, is coming in July 19.Her poetry and prose have been featured in anthologies including ALOUD Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Caf , THE BUST GUIDE TO THE NEW GIRL ORDER, THE BEST AMERICAN EROTIC POEMS FROM 1800 TO THE PRESENT, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHER S HANDBOOK The 826 National Guide to Writing Your Memoir, and VERSES THAT HURT Pleasure and Pain from the POEMFONE Poets.She was a contributor to BUST magazine from 1994 through 2007 Her work has been featured in Glamour, Redbook, Marie Claire, Elle, Elle UK, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, and New York Times Janice teaches memoir writing and has addressed audiences at colleges, coffee houses, and theaters across the East Coast She lives in her native New York City.

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Let Me Fix That for You
  • Janice Erlbaum
  • 14 January 2018
  • 0374308101

10 thoughts on “Let Me Fix That for You

  1. Stephanie Fitzgerald says:

    What Stood Out To Me As a person who has always wanted to fix situations, I could relate to this book Gladys seemed like a sweet child who does want to help others When she figures out that some things are beyond fixing, it s hard for her to take And Gladys motherOooh Just can t understand her leaving her family behind to go find herself.Memorable Quotes pg.52 If you re going to cry in front of anybody it should be me, the human version of the say no evil monkey, my paws permanent What Stood Out To Me As a person who has always wanted to fix situations, I could relate to this book Gladys seemed like a sweet child who does want to help others When she figures out that some things are beyond fixing, it s hard for her to take And Gladys motherOooh Just can t understand her leaving her family behind to go find herself.Memorable Quotes pg.52 If you re going to cry in front of anybody it should be me, the human version of the say no evil monkey, my paws permanently clasped over my mouth pg.187 My heart is now a prisoner banging its metal cup against the bars of my ribs I think middle grade readers would really enjoy this one

  2. Ms. Yingling says:

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusGlad short for Gladys, thanks to her mother has trouble making friends in school, and is glad of her younger sister Agnes and her older sister, Mabey Her mother has moved out, leaving her father with a tough career in tax law as well as all of the household management Perhaps because of this, Glad spends most of her time at school fixing people s problems for them She eats lunch with Homework Harry, a ten year old who skipped gra E ARC from Edelweiss Plus E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusGlad short for Gladys, thanks to her mother has trouble making friends in school, and is glad of her younger sister Agnes and her older sister, Mabey Her mother has moved out, leaving her father with a tough career in tax law as well as all of the household management Perhaps because of this, Glad spends most of her time at school fixing people s problems for them She eats lunch with Homework Harry, a ten year old who skipped grades and keeps from being bullied by selling homework to other students Glad has a steady stream of people who want help with excuses and other problems She s even caught the eye of the principal and been reprimanded, although since she is not really breaking any rules or taking any money, she can t really be punished She sends fake texts from an imaginary boyfriend to Madison, delivers presents to Taye s crush, lets tomboyish Izzy change out of her grandmother s super girly gift outfits at her house before school, and tries to help Sophie deal with the fact that Sophie misappropriated money from the dance account In the meantime, she has to help out at home and watch over Agnes when Mabey can t Their father frequently forgets to grocery shop or do laundry, so there is a lot of slack to pick up When Mabey says that there mother has promised to visit, Glad hope to fix her father so her mother will stay This includes a shopping trip with Sophie consulting on clothing for her father for money When her father seems to be enjoying his new look and is even singing at breakfast, Glad is concerned, especially since he seems like he might be about to date other women Eventually, though, Glad has to deal with all of her problems and figure out better ways of dealing with her life Strengths I love the depiction of parents who are there for their children as much as they are able to be, but still can t quite pull it together I think this is muchrealistic than parents who just give up That chores fall to children is also realistic, and something with which many of my students have to deal The friend drama is fantastic, and there are a number of different types of problems, such as stealing, older boyfriends, and overbearing grandparents who don t understand children Glad has a fairly upbeat outlook considering how difficult her life is Weaknesses It s a bit of a stretch that so many students rely on Glad for help, but it makes for an interesting book What I really think Definitely purchasing for readers who like lots of middle school drama

  3. Amy says:

    Fun middle grade book My favorite parts were the Dad makeover attempts.

  4. Katherine Rowland says:

    Relatable and a quick read, if a little too neatly wrapped up.

  5. Sophia Casillas says:

    The book Let Me Fix That For You by Janice Erlbaum is a story about a girl named Gladys All the people ask her for help when they have problems She likes to help people but all she is trying to do is make friends A connection I have with Gladys is I am not always friends with the popular people A theme I feel that would go with this story is, you should never let people use you if you are not comfortable with it I recommend this book to all middle school students and people who never get to The book Let Me Fix That For You by Janice Erlbaum is a story about a girl named Gladys All the people ask her for help when they have problems She likes to help people but all she is trying to do is make friends A connection I have with Gladys is I am not always friends with the popular people A theme I feel that would go with this story is, you should never let people use you if you are not comfortable with it I recommend this book to all middle school students and people who never get to have the greatest friends because this story will teach you something that you probably never knew

  6. Barbara says:

    There are plenty of folks out here who will recognize themselves in Gladys, the twelve year old protagonist in this book Glad has become known as a fixer in her middle grade class, someone who can come up with solutions to tricky problems or a way to avoid facing the consequences of one s actions Glad is happy to help out her classmates, hoping that the favors she does will end up resulting in friendships But that doesn t seem to happen Even at home her older sister, Mabey, expects her to co There are plenty of folks out here who will recognize themselves in Gladys, the twelve year old protagonist in this book Glad has become known as a fixer in her middle grade class, someone who can come up with solutions to tricky problems or a way to avoid facing the consequences of one s actions Glad is happy to help out her classmates, hoping that the favors she does will end up resulting in friendships But that doesn t seem to happen Even at home her older sister, Mabey, expects her to cover for her When she learns that her mother is coming for a visit, Glad decides that her father is due for a makeover so that her parents will realize how perfect they are for each other But all this fixing is taking a toll on Glad, and she buckles under the pressure, especially when she realizes that Sophie Nelson, a classmate with a tendency to take things, has been using her I appreciated how messy Glad s life becomes even though she has good intentions and how she comes to realize that some folks have very good reasons for needing a situation fixed In the end, though, Glad needs to fix herself and leave everyone else to their own devices The author handles deftly some tough topics such as imperfect parents who often say one thing and do another, making it hard for their children to trust them Many middle graders will enjoy this book and find a path to self acceptance and a suggestion to leave well enough alone through its pages

  7. Traci says:

    First of all, this book didn t strike me as being my jam when I took it home from the library but I thought it might be a good one to book talk and boy was I in for a surprise I could not put it down last night and went to bed way late I absolutely adored this book So many things going on here that young middle schoolers can relate to The main character s voice is so funny and witty Glad, the main character, thinks she can find friends by helping people solve their problems, often by creati First of all, this book didn t strike me as being my jam when I took it home from the library but I thought it might be a good one to book talk and boy was I in for a surprise I could not put it down last night and went to bed way late I absolutely adored this book So many things going on here that young middle schoolers can relate to The main character s voice is so funny and witty Glad, the main character, thinks she can find friends by helping people solve their problems, often by creating clever lies or what she calls stories She doesn t yet understand how to help people help themselves Her mom is a giant flake I wanted to reach in the book, grab that mom and ask her what the hell you ding bat I am recommending it to kids and pitching it for a read aloud

  8. Emily says:

    I really liked how kleptomania is presented with empathy and kindness I also found it refreshing that Glad was willing to accept her own mistakes, and I think the overall story message you can t fix everyone else s problems, helping people by perpetually allowing them to escape consequences is not helpful at all, etc etc etc could end up being really meaningful to both pushover kids and kids who don t like when events aren t under their control This is a book I would have loved as a kid, but I really liked how kleptomania is presented with empathy and kindness I also found it refreshing that Glad was willing to accept her own mistakes, and I think the overall story message you can t fix everyone else s problems, helping people by perpetually allowing them to escape consequences is not helpful at all, etc etc etc could end up being really meaningful to both pushover kids and kids who don t like when events aren t under their control This is a book I would have loved as a kid, but I really enjoyed it as an adult too

  9. Amanda says:

    Occupational irony narratives hit the middle school setThis is a charming story about a girl who can fix everyone s problems, except her own It is a familiar story, but a fun and sweet one.

  10. MayorEmma says:

    I received an arc from netgalley in exchange for an honest review Okay this one was kind of interesting, but there was so much drama, it did not really make the book better in my opinion, but readers who like middle school drama books would enjoy this.

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