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Elevenby Lauren Myracle
Synopses & Reviews
Life for the Flower Power girls is never boring. Milla, still madly in crush with sweet Max, wonders if itandrsquo;s timeandmdash;dun dun dun!andmdash;for the two of them to actually HOLD HANDS. Eeek! Katie-Rose, on the other hand, canandrsquo;t help but wonder whenandmdash;or ifandmdash;she will ever be crush-worthy, especially since the only boy to pay her any attention is pesky, annoying Preston, whose favorite pastime is throwing erasers at Katie-Roseandrsquo;s head. Violet, however, has bigger issues than boys on her mind. Her mom is finally scheduled to be discharged from the psychiatric hospital where sheandrsquo;s been undergoing treatment, but what if her homecoming doesnandrsquo;t go as planned? Luckily, Yasaman has a foolproof plan for distracting her friends from their worries. The targets: beloved teachers Mr. Emerson and Ms. Perez, who are meant for each other, even if they donandrsquo;t know it. The goal: to bring those lovebirds together at their schoolandrsquo;s andldquo;Kids Night In,andrdquo; a teacher-chaperoned evening of fun, fabulosity, and possibly even romance . . .
Praise for Oopsy Daisy
andldquo;Milla, Violet, Yaz and Katie-Rose continue to charm; hereandrsquo;s hoping they have more hijinks in store.andrdquo;
"Offering a month-by-month account of Winnie's 11th year, this lighthearted and well-observed novel is sure to strike a familiar chord with girls on the brink of adolescence. On her birthday, Winnie gets her first pet, a cat she names Sweetie-Pie, who, in a later chapter, falls through a hole in the attic and has to be rescued from between the walls. Shortly before turning 12, in the penultimate chapter, Winnie snags her first boyfriend just in time to prevent her from being the only 'single' sixth-grader at school on Valentine's Day. In between, Winnie realizes that she is drifting away from her best friend, Amanda, and actually has more in common with nerdy Dinah. Throughout, Winnie's altering perceptions of herself and her peers ring true. Just as realistic are her relationships with family members: two fairly tolerant parents, a younger brother named Ty, and a teenage sister named Sandra, who is experiencing some growing pains of her own. Myracle (Kissing Kate) shows particular skill at delineating the ways fifth- and sixth-grade girls form and reform their friendships, and the unspoken feelings between Amanda and Winnie fuel especially poignant moments. Myracle reworks familiar themes in a narrative that remains fresh and lively, inviting the audience to commiserate and laugh along with Winnie as she advances toward her 12th year. Ages 8-12. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
When a blizzard threatens to ruin Valentines Day, three seventh-grade friends make and distribute fortune cookies to their lonely neighbors—and confront the secrets theyve been keeping from one another.
Confident Kate doesnt notice much but the latest gossip, and shy Georgia cant say out loud whats always on her mind. Theyre joined by observant, careful Olivia, whose epic, single-minded crush on PBJ (real name: Phillip Becker-Jacobs) is starting to frustrate them. Using fortune cookies that mysteriously always seem to speak directly to the person who opens them, the three girls try to work together to bring some love to their building while reminding each other why theyre such good friends to begin with.
Rockwood Hills Junior High is known for the close-knit cliques that rule the school. When arty new girl Dina gets the opportunity to do a video project with queen bee Chelsea, she thinks this is her ticket to a great new social life. But Chelsea has bigger problems than Dina can imagine: her father has lost his job, and her family is teetering on the brink. Without knowing it, Dina might just get caught in Chelseas free fall.
Filled with honest truths about status and self-confidence, as well as the bubbly, infectious voice Lisa Greenwald mastered in her breakout, My Life in Pink & Green, this book is sure to charm tween readers everywhere.
About the Author
Lauren Myracle is the author of many popular books for teens and tweens, including New York Times bestsellers ttyl and ttfn (Abrams). She lives with her family in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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