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, Comics, Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics, Contemporary

Reviews Crush (Awkward, #3)

  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Sarah
    I received this as an eARC through NetGalley. It is time to return to Berrybrook Middle School, where things are just as cute and complicated as always. Everyone around Jorge seems to be pairing off, but he isn’t about that romantic life. His two best friends are going through their own growing pains. Liv is having trouble with her new boyfriend and Garrett is desperate to infiltrate the popular guy’s sports clique. Jorge soon finds that he a...
  • Andrea
    More reviews and book-ish content @ Club Book MobileCrush by Svetlana Chmakova was a gem of a middle grade graphic novel. This is actually the third of a series, but the first I read. I got a sneak peek thanks once again to my pals at NetGalley. I loved this one y'all. This one revolves around Jorge who is navigating the mess that middle school can be. As he goes through his days, he realizes that he has his first crush. The feelings he experienc...
  • Rachel McKitterick
    *thank you to Netgalley and Yen Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*3 stars.This is book 3 in the series and I can easily see the appeal for it. Its aimed for Middle Grade readers but older readers will also find enjoyment in it. Its a sweet, cute story of Jorge who develops a crush for a girl, and shows what its like to have romantic feelings for somebody. I think it is really well done because it is around middle grad...
  • Cheriee Weichel
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewDon't tell anyone, but my middle school self has a huge crush on Jorge. I can't help it. He's sweet, honest and exceptionally kind. He’s an athlete but not into toxic jock culture. Alas Jorge already has a crush on someone else. Seriously, this book captures the essence of the tumultuous time of adolescence. It's all completely believable. I love how earnest Jorge and Olivia ar...
  • Elizabeth Seibel
    *Thanks to Net Galley for an advanced copy of this book to review.*This was my first venture into graphic novels and it did not disappoint. I am more of a fan of the traditional novel because I like full blown sentences, but I will review this for what it is: a graphic novel. As a 6th grade teacher this is the perfect book for my classroom. My students loved the first two books in the series and this one will be another hit. I enjoyed seeing midd...
  • Jenni Frencham
    Chmakova, Svetlana. Crush. JY, 2018.Following up where Awkward and Brave left off, Crush follows Jorge, a quiet guy who is known as the sheriff in school because he uses his size to help others. He has a crush on a friend but doesn't know how to tell her. Will he be able to ask her out to the school dance? And how will his other friends react?There's a lot to like in this continuation of the series: tons of diversity in the student body and staff...
  • Theediscerning
    A pleasantly lunky giant with a heart of gold finds himself with unexplainable passions for a drama student at his middle grade school. I'd guess the thinking of the modern schoolgoer is conveyed here. To the adult mind some of the late drama was forcibly put on the page just to give a shred of doubt where none was existing – it was fairly obvious they'd get over the hurdle and end up together, after all – and some of it was very much edutain...
  • Jess
    I was lucky to have the opportunity to read this book early. This was an accurate, entertaining and humorous read. I can see the appeal to middle school kids because it has an innocence to the crushes. The characters were diverse and believable. I found myself smiling the most when reading Olivia's dialogue. I also enjoyed the extras at the back of the book that include rough sketches and explanations of how the illustrations come to be in the bo...
  • Calyssa
    I received an advance copy of this in exchange for an honest review.****Svetlana Chmakova's Berrybrook Middle School series is one delight after another. Taking topics that are familiar to middle school students and relatable to readers of all ages, Chmakova weaves together her signature art and storytelling style to create a wonderful middle grade story in "Crush." The best part of "Crush" - and all the Berrybrook Middle School stories - is that...
  • Pam
    Read an e-arc on Netgalley.This continues the Awkward series, being the third after Brave, but one does not need to read them in order.Middle school is an epic pool of gossip.Jorge is a big gentle boy with a moral compass, and two best friends (life of the party Olivia and follow-the-crowd Garret). Jorge has a crush on Jazmine, but when she breaks up with her boyfriend, Jorge is initially too shy to even talk to her.They do begin to text, until a...
  • Mary
    I absolutely loved this book. It's middle school so of course nothing, and no one, is perfect. We follow Jorge, who at the beginning of the book doesn't understand why everyone around him is suddenly coupling up. That is until he realizes the reason he can't talk when Jazmine is around is because he has a crush on her. Jorge is a very likable character, who is surrounded by other likable and not so likable characters. I think a lot of tweens will...
  • Caitlin
    Once again, Svetlana Chmakova has made a cute, inclusive, and most importantly, heartfelt graphic novel that I will be glad to talk up in the library. While Jorge was a clear champion of the people and a relatable protagonist, Chmakova still made sure that every character was fully fleshed out with clear motivations and personalities. I thought Awkward and Brave were good, but Crush has become my favorite of the three. With realistic middle & hig...
  • Kiri
    Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.THIS IS THE CUTEST DANG THING I'VE READ IN A WHILE. Seriously, I'm in love with this graphic novel. I think it's the best one in the series yet! I love Jorge! (He's my favorite character!) I love how independent and strong the girls are in this book! I also love how the the various dilemmas and problems in this book were resol...
  • Susie
    I received an advanced copy of this book via NetGalley. It was a nice change to read a book about middle school crushes from a male point of view. I have always suspected that there are many middle school boys who are overlooked and have so much that they would like to share, and emotions that they never express. This did remind me a lot of my experiences as a teacher; I just felt like it went on a bit too long.