First-time novelist Jenny Han has penned a realistic story that all middle-graders will surely be able to relate to.
Meet 12-year-old Annemarie “Shug” Wilcox. What’s not to like about her? She’s smart, she’s tall, and she has lots of freckles. She lives in a small Georgia town with her popular, gorgeous older sister and intellectual mother. Shug is excited about starting the seventh-grade, but she’s not prepared for all the vicious teasing that comes with the new school year.
“Han’s well-crafted first novel captures the aching hurt of exclusion in middle school, and the acute pain of vicious teasing.”—Booklist
I love this book. I listened to it partly because I’ve enjoyed her other books so far. I think it would have been great if it had more books like The Summer I Turned Pretty or To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.