Let's face it. Between the school pressures, social pressures, parental pressures...not to mention...*cringe* puberty...the middle school years are not the easiest time in your life. It's a time when everything is changing and you don't know what to expect or who to turn to when things go wrong. Your best friend is by your side one day, hanging out with the popular crowd the next. Last week you made the football team, now you've sprained your ankle and your mum is making you take up the flute instead. Every crisis seems like the end of the world. But guess what? It could be worse. You could find yourself face to face with an angry grizzly bear, or perhaps sunk down chest-deep in quicksand. How in the world are you going to fend off this shark and survive mystery meat day in the cafeteria? Never fear, Nat Geo has the solution to these problems. In this 208-page informative and hilarious take on surviving the halls of middle school or the jungles of South America, you'll learn everything you ever wanted to know about conquering any obstacle, whether it threatens your life or your social status...which oftentimes seem to be one and the same.