Bad Girls in Love by Cynthia Voigt
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Although eighth grade is halfway over, Mikey never does anything halfway. So it’s no surprise that when she develops a not-so-secret crush on Shawn Macavity, the heartstoppingly gorgeous star of the school play, she goes a bit overboard. Soon Mikey—Mikey?—has a stylish new wardrobe, and she’s baking Shawn cookies, writing their initials on blackboards, even buying him a T-shirt emblazoned “I LOVE ME.”

Fellow Bad Girl Margalo tries to get Mikey to turn things down a notch, but why should Mikey listen to her? After all, what does Margalo know about being in love? Or is Margalo hiding a romantic fantasy of her own?

In this fourth book in Cynthia Voigt's Bad Girls series, as Mikey and Margalo struggle to understand that funny thing called love, they find that boys may come and go, but bad girls are bad for life.
 

About Cynthia Voigt

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Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey’s Song, the Newbery Honor Award for A Solitary Blue, and the National Book Award Honor for Homecoming, all part of the beloved Tillerman cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle-grade and teen readers, including Izzy, Willy-Nilly and Jackaroo. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.
 
Published March 12, 2013 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 240 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Both are bright, tough, acerbic, and fond of stirring things up, but their differences really spark the relationship: Mike), is public and aggressive, willing to punch the class bully in the nose or dye her hair green, while Margalo prefers to start damaging rumors or slip a dead squirrel into a ...

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""Rarely are heroines so charismatic"" as Mikey and Margalo, said PW of this sequel to Bad Girls.

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In the third novel about Mikey and Margalo, heroines of Bad Girls and Bad, Badder, Baddest, Newbery Medalist Voigt demonstrates that, indeed, it's not easy being bad: Mikey and Margalo, now in junior high, are working overtime at their schemes and plots and machinations.

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This time she concentrates on domestic dramas, chiefly the breakup of Mikey's parents' marriage and heroines Mikey and Margalo's carefully laid schemes to keep Mikey's family together.

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In a starred review, PW called this comedy about two troublemaking fifth graders who question authority ""tart, subversive and wholly entertaining."" Ages 10-up.

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If Thelma and Louise had met in fifth grade they might have taken lessons in bravado from Mikey and Margalo, the heroines of this tart, subversive and wholly entertaining comedy.

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In Bad Girls in Love, the latest entry in her Bad Girls series, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt revisits the world of junior high, here exploring the experience of falling in love for the first time.

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In this latest entry of the Bad Girls series, Voigt revisits the world of junior high, here exploring the experience of falling in love for the first time.

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