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"A smart, affecting graphic young adult novel," declares the New York Times.

Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it's like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone... and no one knows you. Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High—pretend to have a peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And then there's the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts. Graphic coming-of-age novels have huge cross-over potential, and Peanut is sure to appeal to adults and teens alike.

Review:

"Inventing a deadly peanut allergy isn't the first thing the average teenager would think of to make herself more interesting, but Halliday (Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo) takes the idea and runs with it. The moment that sophomore Sadie Wildhack puts her scheme into action, tension starts to build. Chatter from new classmates ('I'm like ‘Oh my God, stop acting like you've got cancer!' ') makes it clear Sadie will find little sympathy. Commentary from homeroom teacher Mr. Larch provides just the right ironic counterpoint: 'Ladies, please! This is algebra, not some tatty Guy de Maupassant story.' The story's arc is a long, slow fall into public embarrassment; only the attention of Chris 'Zoo' Suzuki, a Luddite who hand-delivers his love notes because he doesn't have a cellphone, saves Sadie from complete social failure. In loose gray cartoons accented with coral, Hoppe (Hat) provides maximum visual information without drawing attention to himself, nailing sequences like one in which Sadie imagines confessing, but struggles to find the words. It's not easy being both hip and life- affirming, but this team has the secret formula. Ages 11 — 14. Agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (Jan.)â–" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

"A smart, affecting graphic young adult novel," declares the New York Times.

Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it's like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone... and no one knows you. Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High—pretend to have a peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And then there's the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts. Graphic coming-of-age novels have huge cross-over potential, and Peanut is sure to appeal to adults and teens alike.

Synopsis:

"Before you write me off as some kind of messed-up delusional psycho, think about what it's like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone . . . and no one knows you." Sadie needs a plan when she starts at Plainfield High School, and she comes up with a good one . . . or so she thinks. But while it seems like a no brainer to pull off a fake peanut allergy, in reality it's a lot harder than it looks. There's the school health form that needs to be filled out by your mom (who you haven't told about the scam). Then there's your mom wanting to meet your friends—what if she serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And what about that bake sale, when your homeroom teacher thinks you accidentally ate a brownie filled with peanuts?

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375865909
Author:
Halliday, Ayun
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Author:
Hoppe, Paul
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
graphic novel;high school;friendship;allergies;food allergy;ya;fiction;graphic;moving;popularity
Subject:
graphic novel;high school;allergies;friendship;food allergy;moving;popularity;ya;fiction;graphic;teen
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.03 x 6.74 x 0.76 in 1.135 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 216 pages Schwartz & Wade Books - English 9780375865909 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Inventing a deadly peanut allergy isn't the first thing the average teenager would think of to make herself more interesting, but Halliday (Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo) takes the idea and runs with it. The moment that sophomore Sadie Wildhack puts her scheme into action, tension starts to build. Chatter from new classmates ('I'm like ‘Oh my God, stop acting like you've got cancer!' ') makes it clear Sadie will find little sympathy. Commentary from homeroom teacher Mr. Larch provides just the right ironic counterpoint: 'Ladies, please! This is algebra, not some tatty Guy de Maupassant story.' The story's arc is a long, slow fall into public embarrassment; only the attention of Chris 'Zoo' Suzuki, a Luddite who hand-delivers his love notes because he doesn't have a cellphone, saves Sadie from complete social failure. In loose gray cartoons accented with coral, Hoppe (Hat) provides maximum visual information without drawing attention to himself, nailing sequences like one in which Sadie imagines confessing, but struggles to find the words. It's not easy being both hip and life- affirming, but this team has the secret formula. Ages 11 — 14. Agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (Jan.)â–" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , "A smart, affecting graphic young adult novel," declares the New York Times.

Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it's like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone... and no one knows you. Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High—pretend to have a peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And then there's the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts. Graphic coming-of-age novels have huge cross-over potential, and Peanut is sure to appeal to adults and teens alike.

"Synopsis" by , "Before you write me off as some kind of messed-up delusional psycho, think about what it's like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone . . . and no one knows you." Sadie needs a plan when she starts at Plainfield High School, and she comes up with a good one . . . or so she thinks. But while it seems like a no brainer to pull off a fake peanut allergy, in reality it's a lot harder than it looks. There's the school health form that needs to be filled out by your mom (who you haven't told about the scam). Then there's your mom wanting to meet your friends—what if she serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And what about that bake sale, when your homeroom teacher thinks you accidentally ate a brownie filled with peanuts?
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