Standing for Socks

Standing for Socks

When Fara Ross puts on mismatched socks accidentally one morning, little does she know that it will ignite her political career. What begins as a wardrobe malfunction grows into an expression of freedom in footwear, and that can only lead to bigger things -- like the race for sixth-grade student council president. Fara knows she is perfect for the job. But as the election When Fara Ross puts on mismatched socks accidentally one morning, little does she know that it will ignite her politi...

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Title:Standing for Socks
Author:Elissa Brent Weissman
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Genres:Realistic Fiction
ISBN:Standing for Socks
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Standing for Socks Reviews

  • Lynn
    Jul 15, 2009
    A good enough middle grade book. A bit didactic at times -- especially at the beginning -- but it grew on me. OMHO, I think a better book about being your own quirky self is "A Crooked Kind of Perfect" by Linda Urban. ...
  • Kristopher Jansma
    Mar 23, 2009
    OK I'm absolutely biased here because Elissa is a friend of mine. But in any event, I high recommend this book! Great gift for a younger reader, or for those of us who have not thoroughly given into adulthood. ...
  • Emily S.
    May 09, 2012
    Elyse would have given this five stars. I thought it was okay. ...
  • Jennifer Wardrip
    Aug 27, 2009
    Reviewed by Jane Kinner for TeensReadToo.com STANDING FOR SOCKS is the quirky and fun tale of Tara, a sixth grader who makes a statement. This book shows the reality of middle school - one little nuance and you could be branded for life. In Tara's case, wearing mismatched socks o...
  • Sandy
    Jul 01, 2009
    I really enjoyed this book. I liked progressive, thoughtfully spunky Fara and her socks. Would definitely give to middle-grade readers. This is a better-than-average school-and-friendship story, largely because of its fun, quirky premise. ...
  • Sandra Stiles
    Nov 11, 2009
    Fara Ross accidently wears two different socks to school. Everyone takes it to mean she is expressing her individuality. She starts a whole trend she wasn?t trying to start. She has become very popular and believes if she runs for Student council president she stands a chance of winn...
  • Fashiongirlgoldberg
    Jul 22, 2009
    Not a bad book, more like three and a half stars. I thought it was kind of weird how she invited all these total strangers (who for some even weirder reason hated socks) to "the sockinental congress". It was lame how the mother of the little spoiled rich girl got Farra disqualified on ...
  • Mandy
    Nov 03, 2013
    A cute book, with a nice cast of characters who start the novel in 5th grade and finish it in 6th. Parts of it were a bit too punny, with the sock jokes getting old, but overall a lighthearted read. ...
  • Shazzer
    Mar 05, 2011
    There's a good message to this book, but it's a bit much. Too much message, stock characters and a weak, rabbit-out-of-the-hat ending made this one that could have been much better. ...
  • Christine Crawford
    Aug 26, 2009
    This book was not unenjoyable, but the plot is kind of lame - I can't imagine people caring this much about socks. And it seems like it's really trying to teach a lesson, but I'm not even sure what that is. I guess it's that you're supposed to be yourself, but I don't think it does a g...
  • Mara
    Feb 03, 2010
    This is a more girl book...but it teaches me to be myself and feel free to express in any way!! ...
  • Kathy
    Aug 15, 2010
    Good idea for the plot. Making a statement by wearing different socks. But the message drags on a bit too long. ...
  • Rebecca Heywood
    Jun 08, 2013
    I liked this story. I especially liked the message. That you can make a difference without having to get all the credit, or be in charge of something yourself. I also liked how she expressed that sometimes we can be so unique and different that we then become stuck in always being that...
  • Ellen
    Apr 11, 2012
    What happens when a "seriously popular" girl simply wants to be taken seriously? Fara is known far and wide for her mismatched socks, the result of a hasty accident on the way to school one morning. She enjoys her notoriety at first, but when it starts to define who she is, it begins t...
  • Kristi
    Mar 20, 2013
    I had a love/hate relationship with this book. I loved the idea, I hated that it veered toward the absurd. Overall, it was a cutesy read and a girl in 3rd or 4th grade might find it enjoyable, but not memorable. ...
  • Abby
    Jul 05, 2012
    Standing for socks is a great book for any age. It is a realistic fiction book with a lot of humor. It is a great book and I hope that you will read it! ...
  • depletive
    Jul 09, 2012
    Standing for Socks is about a 11-year old girl named Fara Ross, socks, and politics. It shows how an accidental mix-match can create a massive revolution. ...
  • Jamies
    Oct 25, 2013
    This was a really good book and I enjoyed it a lot. It's about a girl named Fara who one day accidentally wears mismatched socks. Then she starts a school phenomenon! Fara is now known as "Sock girl" and according to some people is famous. But things get more complicated when her nemes...
  • Cynthia Lowell
    Jul 24, 2015
    Good juvenile read. I was into school government when that age , but not radical. This book has you Watching others make choices , influenced by piers and parents. Would read the next by author. ...
  • Addison Children's Services
    Feb 10, 2014
    Fara has a sock mishap and is late for school so attends with mismatched socks. This attracts so much attention that she makes it her thing. When she runs for class president, everyone knows who she is, and she is a shoe-in (so to speak). Ultimately the sock gig gets in the way of her ...
  • Ashley Saunders
    Nov 23, 2014
    Weissman, E. (2009) Standing for socks. New York. Atheneum Books for Youth Readers. Choice Fiction- Contemporary Realistic Bank Street Best Books of the Year recipient This book is a humorous tale about a girl and her socks. Fara is a normal child who happens to have a passion...
  • Mahika Gupta
    Jun 04, 2015
    Really Nice Book!!! May Look bad but is really really good ...
  • madalyn ( polaroid books )
    Aug 01, 2016
    Standing for Socks is about a girl named Fara Ross and she accidentally comes to school wearing mismatched socks. She got her other sock all dirty and you know, nobody wants to wear a dirty sock for seven to eight hours. After when Fara comes to school, nobody can't stop talking abo...
  • Rosa
    May 01, 2016
    This book was pretty good, despite being targeted toward readers a bit younger than me. It surprised me a couple times and the idea is cute and original. It was definitely an interesting book to read, and it has changed my view of socks. :) ...
  • Katie Zarzour
    Dec 07, 2016
    Standing For Socks was a really good book where I really felt like the main character, Fara. Elissa Brent Weissman is such a great writer, and really made me feel like I was a part of the story. She really makes you enter this alternate universe that is so different, but I knew I belon...
  • AlessaReads
    Jan 06, 2018
    I think it was very nice. ...
  • Aleta
    Mar 17, 2019
    *Contains Spoilers Welcome to Stockville, (AKA Socksville) Where young Fara Ross lives a ordinary life. That is until she makes the monumental mistake of wearing mismatched socks! The people of Socksville are mesmerized, except for the evil Melodee Simon, who is evil because s...
  • Molly Lakritz
    Nov 01, 2018
    The book Standing For Socks is a realistic fiction book by Elissa Brent Weissman. It revolves around a girl named Fara after she started wearing mix-matched socks to school everyday. She used that gained popularity to run for student council president, but problems arise from that. I l...
  • Celina Seuranen
    Sep 28, 2018
    This was a book of a sock-time! It had a funny start to the story, but it soon became less sock-tastic! It started to fail and Fara Ross didn't really like the idea anymore! But soon enough it was the only thing she hated. I won't spill any more details but just so you know, this book ...
  • 10-11 Isabella
    Dec 12, 2010
    This was a sad story because at the end she loses, but it was entertaining. I really got attached to the characters. ...