Reasons to Be Happy by Kittle, Katrina

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"Gripping! I was instantly swept away by Hannah's struggles and greatly inspired by her journey. This is a powerful book, and I recommend it for anyone who has ever worried about how to fit in."

-Kristina McBride, author of The Tension of Opposites


21. Cat purr vibrating through your skin

22. Jumping on a trampoline in the rain

23. Raw cookie dough

24. Getting yourself all freaked out after a scary movie

25. Dancing like an idiot when no one is watching

What happened to the girl who wrote those things? I miss that girl. She used to be bold and fun. Now she's a big chicken loser.

How could so much change so fast?

Let's see, you could be the plain Jane daughter of two gorgeous famous people, move to a new school, have no real friends, and your mom could get sick, and, oh yeah, you could have the most embarrassing secret in the world.

Yep, that about does it.

So, the real question is, how do I get that girl back?

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About Kittle, Katrina

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Katrina Kittle's reasons to be happy include 1.) her overflowing garden in Dayton, OH 2.) her fat cat Joey 3.) coffee 4.) dark chocolate 5.) zombie movies and 6.) starting every morning in her writing office doing what she loves most. She once had a goat under her bed in Ghana.
Published October 1, 2011 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. 288 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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At her new school, Hannah encounters the B-Squad—the reigning trio of eighth-grade girls, who sit in judgment on all things hip.

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