Eighth Grade: How Bo Burnham Nailed What It’s Like to Be 13 Today

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/eighth-grade/

It is a universally acknowledged truth that middle school is rough. Kids are growing into adult bodies and dealing with complicated emotions while trying to make sense of the world around them. In Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade, we get an eye-opening glimpse into one week in the life of a 13 year old named Kayla as she finishes her last week of eighth grade. It’s a fascinating look into how digital natives use modern technology as guideposts on their journey to adulthood. The pressure that kids feel to be cool, look cool, and act cool is certainly not a new…