Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart
How One Girl Saw Everything

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At the Manhattan School for Art and Music, where everyone is “different” and everyone is “special,” Gretchen Yee feels ordinary. She’s the kind of girl who sits alone at lunch, drawing pictures of Spider-Man, so she won’t have to talk to anyone; who has a crush on Titus but won’t do anything about it; who has no one to hang out with when her best (and only real) friend Katya is busy.
One day, Gretchen wishes that she could be a fly on the wall in the boys’ locker room–just to learn more about guys. What are they really like? What do they really talk about? Are they really cretins most of the time?
Fly on the Wall is the story of how that wish comes true.
 

About E. Lockhart

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E. Lockhart is the author of The Boyfriend List, and its companion, The BoyBook. She has never turned into an animal of any sort and her knowledge of the boys' locker room is purely imaginary. Visit her on the Web at www.theboyfriendlist.com.
 
Published March 14, 2006 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 182 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While many kids may feel ignored and invisible, Gretchen actually becomes a fly and spends her insect life in the locker room of the boys' gym.

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Narrator Gretchen Yee will grab readers from the first page with her snappy commentary. Even at her Manhattan arts high school, she's a misfit. But the comic-book obsessed artist gets an unexpe

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Lockhart (The Boyfriend List ) sets up a clever parallel by making Gretchen's class read The Metamorphosis , and—like Kafka's protagonist—it is unclear what caused Gretchen's change (she suspects a philosophical old man she met on the subway, or a strange soda she drank on the way to school, amon...

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