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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 128
Themes: bullying, self-confidence, friendship, body positivity, standing up for yourself
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 14/Jul/2020
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At school, Jenny Royce is bullied by Grade A Jerk Austin Parks. When Jenny and Austin end up at a March Break leadership camp together, Jenny thinks her week will be miserable. Especially once she and Austin are grouped together for the camp’s main assignment. They have to run a stall at a local farmer’s market. The market could be a lot of fun. But when Jenny learns that Austin wants their group’s project to fail, she has to decide if she can risk standing up to him.

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Kirkus Review
“Joyce deftly endows each character with a rich inner life...Struggling readers can easily access the mindful, satisfying tale. A sweet success.”
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“This novel is about more than simply bullies and being bullied. It is also about friendship and family…A good read with a happy ending.”
School Library Journal
“These quality, relatable novels are ideal for students at the middle school level who benefit from ultra-readable formats.”

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