by Erin Teagan
HMH Books for Young Readers (November 2016)
Middle Grade Realistic Fiction
Future scientist Madeline Little is dreading the start of middle school. Nothing has been right since her grandfather died and her best friend changed schools. Maddie would rather help her father in his research lab or write Standard Operating Procedures in her lab notebook than hang out with a bunch of kids who aren’t even her friends. Despite Maddie’s reluctance, some new friends start coming her way—until they discover what she’s written in that secret notebook.
Why You'll Love It:
- Teagan offers a smart, breezy narrative that is both clever and approachable, offering a fresh twist on the familiar topic of middle school angst.
- Science-minded readers will cheer to meet their match in Maddie as she conquers her demons and learns what exactly it means to have—and be—a friend.
- Her characters are realistic and funny as they fumble through early adolescence and grapple with the reality of change.
Great for 4th-7th graders...and here's an interview with the author, Erin Teagan!
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