Now that they’re in seventh grade, Mikey and Margalo decide it’s time to be popular—or at least, time to be less unpopular. The trouble is, typical, normal kids are what work in junior high, and if there’s one thing Mikey and Margalo aren’t, it’s typical and normal.
Mikey’s first attempt to crack seventh grade society ends, predictably, in disaster, but, undaunted, the friends persevere. They’ve got the will, they’ve got the smarts, and most importantly, they’ve got each other. What chance does junior high have against the Bad Girls?
Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey’s Song, the Newbery Honor Award for A Solitary Blue, and the National Book Award Honor for Homecoming, all part of the beloved Tillerman Cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle grade and teen readers, including Izzy, Willy-Nilly, and Jackaroo. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 12, 2013)