The Pity Party by Alison Pollet
8th Grade in the Life of Me, Cass

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The sequel to Alison Pollet's brilliant debut, NOBODY WAS HERE, follows quick-witted Cass Levin, through the rugged terrain of 8th grade at New York City's Elston Prep.

Why are there so many books about orphans? That's what Cass Levin wants to know. Why, just about every book on the reading list for her English class is about an orphan! Huckleberry Finn, Oliver Twist, Jane Eyre -- orphan, orphan, orphan! It's enough to make Cass, who just so happens to be an orphan herself, wonder: Is her English teacher out to get her?
Actually, when 8th grade begins, Cass feels like the entire school is out to get her. She's stuck in classes without her closest friends Penelope and Tillie to keep her company -- which is only made worse by the fact that they have all

About Alison Pollet

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Alison Pollet is the author of MTV's The Real World: True Confessions, MTV's Road Rules: Journals, and the co-author of MTV's Road Rules: Passport Abroad.
Published June 1, 2006 by San Val. 160 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Cass, the quirky, self-confident girl who appeared in Pollet’s earlier Nobody Was Here (2004), about prep school life in the mid-1980s, is trying in eighth grade to sort out who she really is: orphaned child;

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