Courage for Beginners
Karen Harrington
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Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM By Karen Harrington

Twelve year old Mysti Murphy wishes she were a character in a book If her life were fictional, she d magically know how to deal with the fact that her best friend, Anibal Gomez, has abandoned her in favor of being a hipster She d be able to take care of everyone when her dad has to spend time in the hospital And she d certainly be able to change her family s secret.SeTwelve year old Mysti Murphy wishes she were a character in a book If her life were fictional, she d magically know how to deal with the fact that her best friend, Anibal Gomez, has abandoned her in favor of being a hipster She d be able to take care of everyone when her dad has to spend time in the hospital And she d certainly be able to change her family s secret.Seventh grade is not turning out the way Mysti had planned With the help of a hot air balloon, her new friend Rama Khan, and a bright orange coat, can she find the courage to change
  • Title: Courage for Beginners
  • Author: Karen Harrington
  • ISBN: 9780316210485
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Hardcover

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Weng Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
5/5.0 starsIt's been a while since I've given out five stars so I knew even before finishing that I have to share this book largely because it's inspiring.Five things I love about Courage for Beginners; title, cover, narrator, story and message (not necessarily in that order). So yeah, pretty much everything. Let's skip to the third as the first two are self-explanatory.In school I learned that if you are really quiet, people will think you are smart. I just can't stop thinking.NarratorMeet our [...]
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Audrey Laurey Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Rama Khan! Rama Khan! Going in to 7th grade isn’t easy for anyone, and that is no exception for Mysti Murphy. Mysti’s mother has been an agoraphobic her entire life (does not leave home) and her father recently suffered a head injury due to a freak car towel accident and must be hospitalized. Due to these two misfortunes Mysti has now become the impromptu caretaker of the home. Then, things spiral even further. Mysti’s best friend, Anibal Gomez, has just ditched her in efforts to try his h [...]
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Polly Holyoke Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
First I should confess that Karen Harrington is a good friend of mine, but I can promise that I would be in awe of her writing talent even if I didn’t know her. SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY, her first novel for children, is an exceptionally well-written story which received four starred reviews from the major trade journals. Holy Toledo! How many writers manage to do that their first time up at bat?I just finished her second novel, COURAGE FOR BEGINNERS, and Karen has done it again. She has created a r [...]
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Wendy Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
What really happens to sixth-graders at the lunch tables? As a sixth-grade teacher, although I know that there is conflict, I often believe everything is 'hunky-dory.' In my mind, everyone is blissfully getting along; the reality is often quite different. Courage for Beginners is the story of a girl, Mysti, who gets ostracized by her best friend. She reluctantly ends up at the nerd table and is forced into establishing new relationships. These social crises develop at the same time that Mysti is [...]
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Julie Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
I loved Mysti. She's one tough cookie. Her mom's agoraphobic, dad is in the hospital, and her one and only best friend tells her he wants to start seventh grade with a social experimenthe is a hipster, and no longer wants anything to do with her. I couldn't believe what a creep he was! Mysti becomes friends with Rama Khan in the lunchroom, and the book is about her perserverance through the year and overcoming her own fears while trying to take care of her family.
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Alyson Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Here is a novel you’re going to love if you’re a fan of characters who seem so real they almost jump out of the pages. Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy lives and breathes stories. She imagines herself as a character in a novel and makes up interesting tales to embellish the boring parts of her life. Maybe Mysti’s wild imagination has something to do with her bed, which for most of her life has been propped up in one corner with a stack of books. The stories, she believes, seep into her mind ev [...]
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Memory Toast Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Not sure this would have gotten five stars if it didn't find me at just the right time, it probably would have been a 4 or 4.5, since I'm picky with my 5 star ratings, but it did and so it is. I think one of the best things about the story was its voice. The author was consistent, from beginning to end. I could definitely believe that an imaginative twelve year old was telling me this story, and because of that consistency the growth Misty experiences and her changing perspectives on the world a [...]
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Pipoy Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
This is so beautiful and inspiring and I read it in just one seating! I just couldn't stop reading this! No dull moment, everything about it will hit you in your heart in a nice way. Every character in the story is interesting. The story is just perfectly and uniquely written! Very different from the novels that I've read. Karen has this way of constructing a sentence with a complete thought that is in a perfect mixture of wittiness and intelligent. This book reminds me that change is inevitable [...]
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Vitor Martins Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Um livro simples mas com uma história tão tocante!Eu amo livros narrados por crianças porque acho que a sutileza no ponto de vista deixa deixa a história bem mais gostosa de se ler! Com "Claros Sinais de Loucura" a Karen Harrington já tinha me conquistado, mas agora é oficial: eu amo essa mulher <3
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Vicki Cose Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Wonderful read of Mystic, a 7th grader, whohas to become the parent because of hermom's phobia! Mystic is a sweet, lovelyand unique female who is one who isnot in the "popular crowd" but believes in herself!
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Madison Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Courage for Beginners is a chapter book by Karen Harrington. This book is amazing. I don’t think I have had a book that exposed all of my middle school thoughts so perfectly into a piece of literature. The plot of the story is about Mysti Murphy, a 12 year old girl, going through all of the obstacles life is throwing at her. During this book, Mysti imagines herself as a fictional character in a book. The entire book is about her experiences she is faced with and has to overcome and all of the [...]
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Coleen Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
I may be a 40+ year old ,but when I grow up I want to be as sure of myself as Rama Khan ("RAMA KHAN!")and as creative in my thinking as Mysti. Mysti would love to be the character in a book and she makes up interesting stories about her life. Her real life is confusing. Her "best friend" is performing an experiment in which Mysti becomes the butt of his teasing at school and they have to pretend to not be friends during school. Her mother is agraphobic and her dad is hospitalized due to a fall. [...]
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Donna Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Great story about perseverance and looking at things differently. Mysti is about to start 7th grade when her best friend decides that he is going to ignore her this year - all in the name of a social experiment. Mysti also has issues at home. Her mother is agoraphobic and her father is in the hospital. How will they get food, toilet paper, clothes? Her younger sister Laura is not much help. Mysti is a great narrator for this story. She tells it like she is a character in a book and lets us know [...]
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Alicia Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Mysti, RamaKhan, and Anibel could easily be three typical 7th graders in my class this fall. Harrington did a great job of bringing us back **shudder** to the pains of 7th grade. Life in seventh grade is hard enough without an agoraphobic mom, comatosed dad,and ex-best friend to add to the mix. Mysti defies all and makes the best of it with the help of her new best friend, Rama. Great book for any middle school classroom, but perfect for sixth graders still trying to navigate those MS halls.
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MrsMitchell Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
An encouraging, realistic book that's both emotional and fun to read! Mysti just comes alive, and I didn't want to stop reading about her! Any teenager (and any adult, too!) will relate so easily to her friendship and family struggles, because the way she deals with them is so real. This book is for anyone who has had times where they try to hide the tough parts of our lives just to get by. It's for anyone who's struggled to fit in. And it's for anyone who has lost and gained friends. A beautifu [...]
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Jamie Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
A great middle grade read with a strong sense of characterization and a lead character that you can REALLY root for. (And a side character that you will really grow to hate.)
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Allison Meister Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Courage for Beginners is a fiction novel about a twelve year old girl struggling to survive seventh grade. She has a dad that had a tragic accident and is hospitalized. A best friend-Anibal- who has "left" her to become a "hipster". Lastly, a mother who doesn't leave the house. Among all that she is trying to get through her seventh grade year. I believe people would want to read this because it has a lot of conflict and makes you go through a roller coaster of emotions. It also really opens you [...]
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Rachel Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Funny. Beautifully written. Bit sad, but a "good sad" (not sure if that makes sense but if you read it maybe you know what I mean?) Didn't know if I'd like it at first but ended up loving it. Also glad Agoraphobia seemed to be portrayed correctly.
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Cindy Echeverria Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
The book Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington is a really good book .It is about this girl named Mysti Murphy Who best friend abadoned her in journey to become a "hipster".Mean while all this drama is happening on school her dad falls down and goes to the hospistal.I love how the character made me feel like I was inside the book. Mysti Personality is well spread and easy to catch in the book.These book is just right for the ages of 9 and 13.I reccomend these book to people who love a heartb [...]
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Wisteriouswoman Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
This is a great tween/teen book that deals with real life scenarios as well as a bit of storytelling as Mysti makes up interesting tales that she tells her sister. It is a coping mechanism for someone who really seems to have been handed a glass half-full of muddy water. As the book goes along Mysti finds strength in discovering the courage to make changes in her life. I wanted to root for her the whole way. My dad had a stroke before I was 12 and I had to grow up very fast in some ways and yet [...]
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Jessica | Bookish Serendipity Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
I loved Courage for Beginners! I'm actually running a giveaway of a signed ARC right now at bookishserendipityco.ipage if you'd like to try it for free!Nowon to the review. This was a very sweet middle grade novel for kids and although I had a few quibbles, it was an interesting read overall. This story is based around 12-year-old Mysti Murphy. Her father is taken to the hospital after an injury and Mysti, her sister and their agoraphobic mother are left to fend for themselves. I haven’t seen [...]
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J.C. Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
I think most people will enjoy this sweet story; there isn’t anything necessarily wrong about it. Just for me, I was looking for something better, a story where something actually happens. While it’s not my type of story, I think most people will enjoy it thoroughly. ***SPOILERS COMING!!***In reality, Courage for Beginners is not a story about a girl who makes something happen; it is about a girl who gains the courage to decide to make something happen. And while I get the concept of the sto [...]
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Valerie Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
I was listening to talk of this upcoming book some time ago, and it really resonated with me, so I connected with author Karen Harrington on Twitter and was tickled when she followed me back. She happened to be whatever magic number of follower I had named to receive a copy of my book. I was even more tickled when she accepted my offer of a copy and proposed a trade, with the ARC of her newest.That’s how I encountered Courage for Beginners.The main characters, Mysti, her ex-friend Anibal, and [...]
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Ms. Yingling Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Mysti is having a hard time. Her mother is rather quirky-- likes to bake bread, repaint murals on the walls, and never leave the house. Mysti's father is supportive and takes care of Mysti and her younger sister Lauren, but when he sustains a major head injury in a fall, he is hospitalized and the girls are left with their mother, who won't go to the hospital or to the grocery store even when the family starts to run out of food. At school, Mysti's only friend, Anibal, has reinvented himself as [...]
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Elizabeth Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Courage For Beginners-Karen Harrington While Mysti’s dad is in the hospital she is forced to take care of her family (dog,sister,and mom) because her mom never leaves( her moms scared to leave the house) the house. To make Mystis life even worse her best friend Anibal Gomez try's out a exsperience to become a hipster to impress a girl (sandy) he likes and cant have Mysti as a friend because he thinks sandy wont be interested if they were friends. So Mysti is left to start seventh grade with no [...]
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Barbara Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
If only life were like the books seventh grader Mysti Murphy loves to read then she would be able to figure out what to do and how to handle the challenges life has handed her. Not only is her mother severely agoraphobic and her father has landed in the hospital with a head injury, but her best friend Anibal Gomez plans to become one of the popular folks at school. As part of his image change, at first he ignored Mysti and then he makes her the butt of a series of jokes. Of course, they're frien [...]
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Colin Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Your best friend has just turned on you, you have to sit at the loser table at lunch,your dad is in the hospital,and your mom is an agoraphobic. Welcome to the life of Mysti Murphy. Courage for beginners, a 287 page book, is an amazing story of problems that can always be solved in the Murphy family. The descriptive words used by Karen Harrington made me feel like I new all of the characters personally and mentally. Her incredible words described the characters in a way I could see them very cle [...]
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Chelsea Couillard-Smith Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Mysti Murphy understands what it means to be afraid. The family secret is that her mother hasn’t left their house in years. Mysti’s best friend, Anibal, was always supportive, but now he’s become a hipster, and Mysti is starting middle school alone. When her father ends up in the hospital, leaving Mysti to take on the responsibilities that her mother cannot, the family secret begins to take its toll on their ability to function. But Mysti is resilient and more courageous than she ever real [...]
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Rachel Turley Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
Mysti Murphy's mom has agoraphobia - not something you hear everyday right?When her father has a bad accident, Mysti has to step up and take care of her family since her mother won't leave the house. This story also deals with the bullying that Mysti endures and her journey to finding friendship. Her best friend from elementary school, Anibal, is trying to be "cool/hipster" by making fun of Mysti behind her back. While she keeps putting up with his horrible, mean behavior, she makes a new friend [...]
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Melissa Jun 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM
I liked this more than I thought I would. I liked Mysti, the main character and her voice throughout the story kept it interesting and realistic. I liked the metaphor of the Alamo woven throughout the story because it gave me something to think about in the back of my mind while I was reading. Ramakhan is also awesome and I kind of wish I had that kind of friend when I was in middle school. There are lessons here, but it's not preachy. As an adult, I am not dealing with the same kinds of problem [...]
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Courage for Beginners By Karen Harrington Twelve year old Mysti Murphy wishes she were a character in a book If her life were fictional, she d magically know how to deal with the fact that her best friend, Anibal Gomez, has abandoned her in favor of being a hipster She d be able to take care of everyone when her dad has to spend time in the hospital And she d certainly be able to change her family s secret.SeTwelve year old Mysti Murphy wishes she were a character in a book If her life were fictional, she d magically know how to deal with the fact that her best friend, Anibal Gomez, has abandoned her in favor of being a hipster She d be able to take care of everyone when her dad has to spend time in the hospital And she d certainly be able to change her family s secret.Seventh grade is not turning out the way Mysti had planned With the help of a hot air balloon, her new friend Rama Khan, and a bright orange coat, can she find the courage to change

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