Agnes Parker... Keeping Cool in Middle School by Kathleen O'Dell

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Middle school is going to take some getting used to. The halls are hectic, the unspoken rules are baffling, and the eighth-grade boys are one big gang of bullies. Agnes’s best friend Prejean has jumped in and decided to run for class president, but Agnes would rather try to be invisible. That’ll be especially difficult now that Prejean has asked Agnes to be her campaign manager. And then there’s the problem of Aram, a boy in Agnes’s art class who seems to have a crush on her. He’s smart and funny, and Agnes feels comfortable with him. But is he such an odd duck that she’ll seem odd by association?

"O’Dell creates some of the liveliest characters in recent fiction," said VOYA of Agnes Parker . . . Girl in Progress. And here, those characters face the exciting, nerve-racking rite of passage that is seventh grade. It makes for Kathleen O’Dell’s most genuine, endearing book yet. Who better to introduce readers to middle school than the funny, warmhearted Agnes, who can’t be invisible even when she tries.

 

About Kathleen O'Dell

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Kathleen O?Dell lives in Glendale, California.
 
Published July 5, 2007 by Dial. 160 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A month at science camp become much more than studying the soil and casting animal footprints when Agnes Parker and her friend Prejean are separated into two very different cabins.

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Eleven-year-old Agnes is on a mission to become the kind of girl who can stick up for herself.

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Agnes (13) is back, and this time she’s in seventh grade.

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