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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 128
Themes: confidence, honesty
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Mar/2006
Fry Reading Level: 4
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Linda is shy and avoids getting involved at school. But when her high school sets up online chat rooms she can't resist the urge to visit them. Fuelled by interest in a student with the nickname Cyrano, Linda participates in online conversations using the nickname Roxane and gains a reputation as the queen of one-liners. Soon Linda starts receiving gifts from a secret admirer who signs his gifts, "C." She is certain that her life has taken a turn for the better until "C" reveals his true identity.

CM Magazine
"Recommended."
KLIATT
"A balanced look at social connections, both real and virtual, and the basic need to feel accepted."
Canadian Book Review Annual
"A good high-interest, low-vocabulary read for reluctant female middle-schoolers. Recommended."

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