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Junie B. Jones: Middle School Extraordinare- Chapter 1- Not Almost 6

April 13, 2010
By Drama_Queen13 DIAMOND, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Drama_Queen13 DIAMOND, Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Live Life Like A Song."

My name is Junie B. Jones. The ‘B’ stands for Beatrice. Except I don’t like Beatrice. I just like B and that’s all.

But no one calls me Junie anymore.

Now everybody I know calls me June B. but never, EVER, will I allow them to call me June Jones. It just sounds weird. The same way calling me ‘June Beatrice Jones” would sound weird. Sometimes I wish my parents had named me something else. When I was almost 6 (not WHEN I was 6; just nearly there) I wanted to be named Pinkie Gladys Gutzman. I still happen to find that a very interesting name. ANYTHING seems more interesting than “June Beatrice Jones”. That was around the same time I wanted to be a Beauty Shop Guy and so I cut off my own hair. Thank Good Gravy that Mrs. noticed and told my mother so that we could get it fixed all nice. I remember lots of stuff from when I was a little kid; hating the school bus, Mr. Scary, Lucille’s rich nana, being a dumb bunny……I could write a series of kids’ books about all the crazy things I did!

But I’m not almost-6 or 1st grade Junie B. Jones anymore.
I’m almost 12, and almost 12 means I’m going to middle school!
Middle school is a big school that big kids go to. It’s a giant leap from childhood to almost-kind of- adulthood; lockers, showers, popularity, YIKES! Fortunately, I’m set for my first day; I’ve got my best friends-since-kindergraden-when-I-was-almost-6. They’re names are Lucille and That Grace. Except I don’t call them that anymore, just like they don’t call me Junie B. anymore. I call Lucille Lucy and That Grace is Gracie now. I laugh whenever I think of the names I used to give people; Mrs., That Grace, Rich Nana…there were loads of them! Unfortunately, while my best friends are going to middle school with me, so are some kids I would be very pleased to run over with a big stupid smelly bus. Namely; May. I have not liked May since I sat next to her in First grade. We are NOT two peas in a pod. It doesn’t matter though, my OTHER best friends from 1st grade will be there with me; Jose, Herb, Lennie, and Sheldon. They are my boyfriends. But I’m NOT in love with them! Also there’s Jim. We hated each other in kindergarten, but now we have more of a sort of-friendly rival as mother would say. To get to my middle school, I must ride with a friend from long ago who didn’t start out as a friend.
His name is the school bus.
If you knew me when I was in kindergarten, you’d know about how much I hated the bus that was supposed to take me to school every day. After getting into BIG trouble in school over the bus (believe me, it’s a LONG story) and after meeting Gracie, the bus was a fun place. Kind of as much fun as recess! I jumped out of bed this morning and zoomed to my bathroom to get ready for the 6th grade. The mirror person looking back at me had messy plain brown hair (urgh! I ALWAYS wanted a more fascinating color of hair) that went a little past her shoulders, she was a little short (but mother said I’d shoot up in no time- Like a bean stalk!) and green eyes (again; BORING!!! I used to want two different colored eyes). I put my new 1950’s styled glasses before brushing my hair & teeth. I put on my new school outfit; a purple skirt that looked like velvet and a little pink sweater. I put white knee socks & shiny black patent leather shoes (I spit on them extra good so they’d be REALLY shiny!). I looked in the mirror again, happy with my outfit, but it was defiantly missing something. I tap, tap, tapped my chin wondering what it could be and then I saw it. A big, pink bow! I put it on speedy quick, and when I was satisfied with my appearance, I zoomed right into the kitchen to eat breakfast with my little brother Ollie.
Some things just never change; Even when you’re almost 12.

The author's comments:
I always loved the Junie B. Jones books; and as I was reading them to my little sister I started wondering what happened to the adorable, ever-child-like, hilarious Junie B. as she grew up? I decided to write about Junie becoming a 6th grader & bringing back all her childhood friends & craziness we all love! Enjoy!

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This article has 34 comments.

Thing1 said...
on Sep. 14 2010 at 8:27 am
Thing1, Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
'If there is a book you really want to read that hasn't been written, then you must write it' ~ Toni Morrison
' Stupid is as stupid does' ~ Forrest Gump

I love Junie B Jone! I used to read them ALL the time =) ( to tell you the truth, i still do!)

on Jul. 18 2010 at 1:13 pm
fahreekin-crazy BRONZE, Sharon, Massachusetts
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I used to get Junie B. Jones read to me when I was a little kid. This is honestly the *perfect* voice haha. Sounds exactly the same :D

on Jun. 7 2010 at 12:23 pm
Drama_Queen13 DIAMOND, Nantucket, Massachusetts
51 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live Life Like A Song."

Don't worry! it's not done yet! This was just the first chapter in my new fan-fiction book.

on Jun. 7 2010 at 12:22 pm
Drama_Queen13 DIAMOND, Nantucket, Massachusetts
51 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live Life Like A Song."

It wasn't a flashback.....but okay! Thanks for the comment, I'll be posting more chapters soon

on Jun. 4 2010 at 4:04 pm
CookieMonsterAttacks SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I called you a lady, 'cause you're fat!" ~ Gracie G.

This story is good! I wish there was more about her experience with middle school though. Then, it would make it more believble.

on Jun. 4 2010 at 1:43 pm
jesus_saves GOLD, San Antonio, Texas
10 articles 2 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
You know somethings wrong when you can't share your thoughts with your self.
-Sadie P. Jackson

I liked it but I wish you had made things a little less of a 6th grade flash back, maybe if made it more like she was actually interactign with her friends at school and stuff,  IDK

NJV929 said...
on Jun. 2 2010 at 6:18 am
Of course!!

on May. 25 2010 at 5:13 pm
Drama_Queen13 DIAMOND, Nantucket, Massachusetts
51 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live Life Like A Song."

IM JUNIE B. JONES?!?! OMG!!!!!! lolz

NJV929 said...
on May. 24 2010 at 10:05 pm
Awwww. Your sis is so cute. I was just reading with my sis tonight. Great-almost-12 version. Really written by June herself!!!

on May. 13 2010 at 3:23 pm
Drama_Queen13 DIAMOND, Nantucket, Massachusetts
51 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live Life Like A Song."

Im glad this has gotten such a great response! Im trying to find time for the next chapter of this, but I'm also starting some other new stuff and finishing my story Our Summer. Check it out if your bored! And thanks for your comments!!!!

on May. 7 2010 at 11:43 am
NonsensicalMuse PLATINUM, San Anotnio, Texas
22 articles 0 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There is nothing wrong with having your head in the clouds as long as you don't get altitude sickness"

"Perhaps you are right,perhaps not. I don't know 110% either way.All I know is that Im in search of truth. If you are too, let us be friends."

 OMG I used to love June B. Jones-this is really good-write more of it please!

Really cute!

jb4eva said...
on May. 6 2010 at 8:41 pm
please write more... pleasepleaseplease

jb4eva said...
on May. 6 2010 at 8:38 pm
this article was so awesome... i loved it.

on Apr. 27 2010 at 8:24 pm
MissAtomic GOLD, Sebastian, Florida
10 articles 5 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful."- Marilyn Monroe

That was adorable. I loved the Junie B. Jones books as a child also, so I really love the idea of "June B. Jones". It's a great story and an amazing concept. Please keep it up!