Category Archives: How I Survived Middle School

April 21, 2009

Nancy Krulik Plays the MASH Game

Mss_130 Do you want to know what type of dwelling you’re destined to live in? Well, any good middle school girl can tell you the easiest way to find out. Play M.A.S.H. of course!* If you’re lucky, it’s a dazzling mansion every time. If you’re tragically unlucky (like me), it’s a shack every time.

But what about for author Nancy Krulik? She’s the author of the series, How I Survived Middle School, which follows sixth grader, Jenny, as she tries to make it through life at Joyce Kilmer Middle School with the help of her favorite website We’ve brought Jenny’s go-to site to you, complete with a survival guide, a place for you to keep track of your own tips for middle school, a hall of shame (Be glad those stories didn’t happen to you!), top ten lists, and yes, a M.A.S.H. game!

Well, Nancy Krulik played M.A.S.H., and here’s what she got:


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December 15, 2008

How I Survived Middle School — Soundtrack!

Middle School Survival SoundtrackAh, middle school! That time in our lives where we all need good friends, helpful rules, and some rocking tunes! Whether dealing with fashion disasters, horrific hair days, fights with friends, horrendous homework assignments, or that pain-in-the-butt popular clique, we all need some personal anthems to help us get through those rough and unbearable times.

So if the How I Survived Middle School series had a soundtrack, here are just a few songs I think would be on it.

Boyslikegirls Miley Cyrus_ 33438108“We’re Young And Beautiful”- Carrie Underwood
“Fly on the Wall” – Miley Cyrus
“Got Me Going Crazy” – Jonas Brothers
“Geek in the Pink” – Jason Mraz
“Just A Girl” – No Doubt
“Break The Ice” – Britney Spears
NodoubtMetro-station“Shake It” – Metro Station
“I Can Do Better” – Avril Lavigne
“On Top of the World” – Boys Like Girls
“Secrets” – Jordan Pruitt
“Pocketful Of Sunshine” – Natasha Bedingfield
“The Time Of My Life” – David Cook

What songs would you add to your own soundtrack?

— Carly M., STACKS Staffer