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Annemarie "Shug" Wilcox is clever and brave and true (on the inside anyway). And she's about to become your new best friend in this enchanting middle grade novel from the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I've Loved Before (soon to be a major motion picture!), Jenny Han.

Annemarie Wilcox, or Shug as her family calls her, is beginning to think there's nothing worse than being twelve. She's too tall, too freckled, and way too flat-chested. Shug is sure that there's not one good or amazing thing about her. And now she has to start junior high, where the friends she counts most dear aren't acting so dear anymore -- especially Mark, the boy she's known her whole life through. Life is growing up all around her, and all Shug wants is for things to be like they used to be. How is a person supposed to prepare for what happens tomorrow when there's just no figuring out today?
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781416909422
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Han
Characteristics: 248p


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Aug 25, 2016

good book :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 02, 2014

This book is great , its so amazing and it has a lot of feelings .

Jun 28, 2014


Apr 03, 2012

Best Book ive ever read so good!!! Worth reading !!!!!!!!!

Mar 07, 2012

OH MY GOSH! this is one of the best books I have read this year!! :)

MissJen Mar 03, 2012

Shug is far from perfect, but readers will immediately identify with her and many of the problems she has to face. There's also a serious look at alcohol abuse here, as Shug's mother uses alcohol to comfort herself in the absence of her traveling husband and Shug is pressured to try beer at a party. Shug is a great choice for upper grade school and middle school fans of realistic fiction.

Aug 18, 2011

good. :)

Feb 07, 2009

This book is simply A-w-e-s-o-m-e.
Great book for teens or pre-teens,
I cried just to let you know ^^
Read it,
You know you want to.

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blue_dog_7314 Jul 16, 2012

blue_dog_7314 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 30

Apr 03, 2012

envn thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14


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MissJen Mar 03, 2012

Shug (that's short for Sugar - Annemarie's nickname) is just about to start 7th grade and everything seems to be changing. All of a sudden her oldest friend Mark is looking completely different (in a cute way!) and Annemarie can't figure out how to make him see her differently. Annemarie has always been the one the teachers liked, but junior high brings Ms. Gillybush who can't seem to stand Annemarie. All the other girls are wearing two-piece swimsuits, but Annemarie's still got her old one-piece - which has a hole! Then there’s Shug’s parents – her glamorous mother who maybe drinks a little more than she should and her traveling father who stays away more and more. Shug wants everything to stay the way it has been, but soon she realizes change is going to happen whether she's ready for it or not. Shug provides a very real look at the problems preteen girls face - the peer pressure, the embarrassing parents, and the mystery of boys.

Feb 07, 2009

Annemarie Wilcox or "Shug" is, in her eyes, less than perfect. Her family life is almost non-existent with a mother who is an alcoholic, a father who is always away on business and a sister who, lets put it this way, got the better genes. Not to mention the overwhelming feeling that the whole world is growing up around her while she is left standing in the dust. Entering grade seven with her best friend Elaine, she is determined to get her first kiss from her long time friend Mark, to get good grades and to jump head first into Junior High life with all its glory. But things start falling apart when Elaine finds a boyfriend and Mark starts to pull away.

Nearing the conclusion, Shug discovers that while some things will change others will become enhanced as she figures out who her true friends are and discovers that growing up isn't as scary as she thought.


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Halfbloodprincess Jun 16, 2013

Make love or make war, just make something happen.


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