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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 112
Themes: Self respect
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/01/2002
Lexile Level: HL430L
Fry Reading Level: 2.6
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Jujube is thrilled when Brent asks her out. She is not so happy when the rumors start flying at school. Pretty soon her name is showing up on bathroom walls and everyone is snickering and sniping. When her mother gets involved, Jujube's reputation takes another hit. Deciding that someone has to take a stand, Jujube gathers all the other girls who are labelled sluts—and worse—and tries to impress on her fellow students the damage that can be done by assigning a label that reduces a person to an object.

Also available in Spanish.

Canadian Book Review Annual - January 1, 2003
"At a time when we hear so much about bullying in schools, Sticks and Stones will encourage youngsters to find positive ways to fight back. Recommended."
Resource Links - January 1, 2003
“This novel is an easy to read book with strong dialogue...Students will be interested in the character of Jujube and...the situation will be a familiar one.”
VOYA - October 1, 2002
"The high interest plot works - the action starts right away and the story is filled with gossip, tears, and righteous retribution."
CM Magazine - September 6, 2002
“Demonstrates that hi-lo books do not automatically have to be of lesser literary quality. By launching the new hi-lo series with titles of already proven quality and interest from well-established YA authors, Orca Soundings are off to a fine start. Highly Recommended.”
KLIATT - July 1, 2002
"Presents a quick glimpse of teen characters in contemporary settings...certainly deals with a timely and common problem, and will appeal to the reluctant reader."

Awards

ALA Amelia Bloomer List  | 2003 | Commended
YALSA Quick Picks  | 2003 | Short-listed
CCBC Our Choice  | 2003 | Commended
CLA Young Adult Book Award nominee  | 2003 | Short-listed
White Pine nominee  | 2003 | Short-listed

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Teen fiction
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Contemporary stories

Compelling characters

Linear plots

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