Suddenly, Lavender experiences the popular life as Scarlet, and Scarlet endures the many taunts that punctuate Lavenders school days.
As they scramble to resolve their dilemma, the girls form a reluctant collaboration.
Standiford successfully taps into the feeling of growing up on a small East Coast island. Her strength of character shines as she faces challenges with humor and resilience.
The plot covers a lot of grounda birthday party, a school dance, soccer games, sailing competitions, and even the appearance of a pirate ghost.
School Library Journal, January 2016 Gr 3-6Ten-year-old Claire Warren has a rocky start to the school year.
Her best girl friend, Bess, has moved away, and good pal Henry is suddenly too cool to hang out with a girl.
So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.
Kirkus Reviews, December 18, 2013 A wish, a shared birthday and some theater magic transform the lives of two young teens.There are implausible moments, but the courage in Claires consistent refusal to change herself to please others always feels genuine.VERDICT An engaging tale of unwavering self-acceptance.Now, Claire must figure out how to negotiate the tricky landscape that is fifth gradeas the only remaining girl in school.Claires story is recounted through her letters to Bess, which she supplements by re- creating her drawings from the school bathroom wall (she has the girls bathroom to herself, after all).Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.