My Own Worst Enemy by Carol Sonenklar

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As she begins classes at a new middle school, Eve decides to try to fit in so that her father, who has just lost his job, will have less to worry about, but she finds that being true to herself is really the best thing to do.
 

About Carol Sonenklar

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Carol Sonenklar is the author of the novels "Bug Boy" and" Bug Girl," A freelance journalist for a variety of magazines and newspapers, Ms. Sonenklar lives in State College, Pennsylvania with her family. John Kaufmann does illustration work and graphic design for several magazines and advertising firms. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his family.
 
Published April 1, 1999 by Holiday House. 144 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Interrupting her narrative for long rants (“I think it’s totally unfair that girls have to worry so much about how they look”) that become the basis of a teen column in the local paper, Eve recounts her efforts to cultivate class queen Lisle while keeping her embarrassing home life secret;

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When her family moves to a new city, a girl has trouble coping, eventually entangling herself in a web of lies.

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After Mr. Belkin loses his job and the family moves to a new city, everyone in the Belkin household is busy ""turning over a new leaf,"" as Mr. Belkin would say.

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