Crush (Awkward, #3) by Svetlana Chmakova

Crush (Awkward, #3)

Following the overwhelming success of AWKWARD and BRAVE, Svetlana Chmakova's award winning Berrybrook Middle School series continues with its next installment - CRUSH!Jorge seems to have it all together. He's big enough that nobody really messes with him, but he's also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid, reliable group of friends. The only time he ever really feels off his game is when he crosses paths with a certain girl... But when the group dy...

Details Crush (Awkward, #3)

TitleCrush (Awkward, #3)
Release DateOct 30th, 2018
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Comics, Romance

Reviews Crush (Awkward, #3)

  • Jacob Proffitt
    This is third in a series that is only very lightly related. None of them rely on any of the others so they can easily be read in any order. I do highly recommend reading them all, in whatever order you choose.Chmakova knocked this one out of the park, too. Which is no surprise. Again, the characters fairly leap off the page and the story is so well-told that it takes you back to those middle school years and the rapid-fire changes and drama and ...
  • Jen
    I SO needed this as a palate cleanse after the last two horrific 1 star graphic novels I just read. This book is cute and sweet and everything I needed right now. I read the teaser handed out at ALA Annual 2018 and knew that I had to get my hands on the entire thing. I was right, it was so awesome! I didn't realize this was the third in a series, so now I have two other books to look forward to, yay!!This is a contemporary story from the POV of J...
  • Laura
    Having a crush is so hard, and is is doubly hard for Jorge, especially since the girl he has the crush on has a boyfriend.We "met" Jorge in earlier books in this series, but it is not necessary to read the other books, as each of them are self contained. Awkward and Brave build on each other, but you can pick any of the three books up and have a wonderful time seeing the drama that is middle school.There are the mean boys, rather than mean girls,...
  • Skirmish
    Book Reaction: 5 Stars - absolutely perfect
  • Melissa McShane
    I ordered this months ago and then forgot about it until I got the notice that it had shipped. Though I love all of Svetlana Chmakova's work, my interest pales beside that of my daughter, whose mild reading disability translates to her being more comfortable with audiobooks and graphic novels. So I left it on her computer and texted her at work to say she had a surprise...and her reaction was gratifying.This series is brilliant in how it captures...
  • steph
    I love this series and want to gift it to every kid I know starting/in middle school. /end reviewNo but seriously. I love the story lines, the artwork is SUPERB. I just really love Chmakova's illustrations and the way each panel just goes with each other. She says so much without saying a word (case in the point the cover in which everyone is faded out except Jorge staring at his crush. How true to life is that?!?!?!). I still think Brave is my f...
  • Amy
    4 Stars ****I don't feel that I could ever give a negative rating to a graphic novel because I always think of how much work they must be to create. I also enjoy reading them so much because they're fast and easy reads. This graphic novel "Crush" is about middle school children so I do feel like I'm too old for it but I still related in a reminiscent way. Jorge is the main character and obviously has a crush on a girl. The story is about him deal...
  • Josephine
    I love this series so much :o if there is a fourth book i can't wait :D
  • Irene
    Even though I haven’t read the author before, I liked it her style. It's a light reading, the illustrations are so cute and I loved Jorge.The characters are diverse, and THE FEMALE CHARACTERS!!!, all the girls are strong and independent. I liked the messages that are given in the story. It’s a graphic novel that I would recommend to teenagers.The only thing that I didn’t like was the issue with James at the end, that took away points from t...
  • Samriddhi
    I really enjoyed this book on how it relates to kids my age. It also shows how caught up we are in today's world, like all the drama and nonsense that we forget what the purpose of life is. This didn't take me that long to finish. I finished it like in 2 hours and it was very fun to see the main character to evolve during the story. I think this is a really great book for kids in middle school to relate to and I really recommend it.
  • Dylan
    This is a really good book. I love it because it kind of relates to my life. You know, friends leave me to go hang out with the "Cool kids. And don't think about what their doing until they do something wrong and they get in trouble because of it. I highly recommend this book for people who love graphic novel/ romance.
  • Emilie Emzbooksandco
    This comic was so cute and perfect! The drawings were beautiful, the story way too cute, and I smiled way too much while reading it. Loved it and definitely going to read the previous ones!
  • Brierley
    I’m a fan of Awkward and Brave, but Crush is now my favorite of the Berrybrook Middle School books! I adored this honest portrayal of crushing in middle school complete with awkwardness and flaws. Jorge is a reluctant crusher, which speaks to the fact that we can’t always control who we crush on. Chmakova’s illustrations accurately capture the myriad of emotions experienced by these relatable characters. Olivia, Garrett, and Jorge are quite...
  • Latanya (CraftyScribbles)
    Cute preview for a comic based on middle-schoolers and their struggles. Jorge's a big kid. Big where they believe he's a fighter, but a girl he knows inspires a crush. Maybe he's a lover?
  • Pop Bop
    O.K., I Get It NowThis is the third book in the "Berrybrook Middle School" series, after "Awkward" and "Brave". I wasn't familiar with those books, but looked at some of their reviews and blurbs before reading "Crush". The reviews are wildly favorable, (there are hundreds just on the Amazon site), and the fans are pretty intense. "Awkward" has over 19,000 ratings and almost 1,500 reviews on Goodreads, and I'm not sure I've ever seen a book with t...
  • Ms. Yingling
    E ARC from NetgalleyJorge struggles with his role in the school. He is an athlete, but doesn't much care for the way the other members of his team act. He has a huge crush on Jazmine, and asks her to the big athletic ball, but struggles with how to talk to her on a daily basis. There's lots of boy/girl drama at school, with people breaking up and getting back together, and Jorge doesn't want to be part of that. He enjoys working with the newspape...
  • Tena Edlin
    I love this series of graphic novels, and this newest addition to the collection is no exception. The only thing that prevented it from being 5 stars for me is that in an effort to include every “group” of people in the book, the author went a little over the top for me with her minor characters. I appreciate the intention, but it just felt a little contrived. Everything else felt very believable, and I love the messages of acceptance, decenc...
  • Jennifer Mangler
    I have really enjoyed Chmakova's Awkward series. She really captures the essence of middle school. Crush is my favorite so far, and it's all because of Jorge. Man, I love him! How could I not love a character who lives by the principle "Strength is a resource. If you have a lot and someone doesn't, you gotta share yours."? He isn't just kind in his interactions with others. He actively spends his days looking out for the weaker kids. We all could...
  • Kristin
    This middle school graphic novel is much deeper than a crush. Topics of peer pressure, bullying, and respect are also woven into the plot. I really love this collection of stories and hope Chmakova keeps creating them.
  • Sara
    SO MUCH LOVESo much drama and figuring out friendships and romantic feelings and personal morality and body autonomy and casual diversity. Jorge is such a great character and I love him.
  • Olivia
    it was so good. I fell for the characters personality and thought. If you are into middle school drama then this book is good for you.
  • Allie
    I think I will always love this author I think her drawings are just amazing. I started reading her books like 2 years ago, and I’ve been hooked since!
  • Kristen
    Netgalley provided me a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review.I love, love, LOVE this middle grade graphic novel series. I was so excited to get a DRC, especially when I found out that Crush follows Jorge, one of my favorite side characters from Brave.These books have SO many things going for them. The artwork is amazing (and adorable), the cast of characters are the most diverse I have seen in middle grade fiction, and the range of t...
  • Mehsi
    I received this book from publisher/Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.As I said in my review for the previous book, I was hoping this one would be about Jorge, and look! Look! It is! Yay!!! fangirlsJorge is so adorable, how he is trying to be all like: Oh nobody got time for all that dating stuff and blabla. We are on a mission to stop bullying and the like. Then he spots Jazmine and gets totally flustered! Adorable!!!!!! And that is how ...
  • Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight
    *4 or 4.25I didn't enjoy Brave very much because it took characters we knew and loved and turned them into complete jerks. And it was disappointing because we saw barely any of the characters we fell in love with from Awkward.With Crush, I knew it would be more separate from the other two. This is more like a series of companion books rather than a sequential series. We follow different characters in each one.The artwork is incredible, I just hav...
  • Maureen Lubitz
    Originally posted on You Have Your Hands FullCrush is Svetlana Chmakova’s third graphic novel set at Berrybrook Middle School. I was very excited about the opportunity to read this book because my oldest daughter is in the sixth grade, and she loves graphic novels. For several years, she read graphic novels almost exclusively. She has always been a voracious reader, so this meant that we always had a lot of graphic novels in the house. She has...
  • Ally Camble
    Crush is adorable! Jorge is the strong, quiet type. He is also kind and good and always standing up for the little guy along with his hyper but trusty best friend, Liv. He is so big his classmates are afraid of him, which helps him keep order, and much more mature than them, which is why he has to keep order. At least, he’s mature in some ways. There is one way he’s still so young: he’s never liked a girl before. And he does not know what t...
  • Niki
    I am a fan of Svetlana Chmakova's novels and Crush did not disappoint. Sweet, kind Jorge realizes he has a crush and he awkwardly navigates getting to know her better. Meanwhile, some other boys are being mean and Jorge, in his ever-gentle manner, sets them straight. There are so many different themes woven into this graphic novel, including friendship, crushes, bullying, and doing the right thing. This charming novel gave me the warm fuzzies.Tec...