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For Miriam Fisher, a budding poet who reads the Oxford English Dictionary for fun, seventh grade is a year etched in her memory "clear as pain." That's the year her older sister, Deborah, once her best buddy and fellow "alien," bloomed like a beautiful flower and joined the high school in-crowd. That's the year high school senior Artie Rosenberg, the "hottest guy in the drama club" and, Miriam thinks, her soul mate, comes to live with Miriam's family. And that's the year the popular "watermelon girls" turn up the heat in their cruel harassment of Miriam--ripping her life wide open in shocking, unexpected ways. Teased and taunted in school, Miriam is pushed toward breaking, until, in a gripping climax, she finds the inner strength to prove she's a force to be reckoned with.

This riveting first novel introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine, an outsider who dares to confront the rigid conformity of junior high, and in the process manages not only to save herself but to inspire and transform others.

Publisher: New York, NY : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374324537
Branch Call Number: TEEN FIC Pix
Characteristics: 131p


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Jul 18, 2016

Good story for anyone to read , but especially those who experience bullying . And maybe even those who do the bullying to perhaps understand the meanness and consequences of bullying . Recommend this book .

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