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"Where would the music come from without Margy? Together, we were in tune."

Kayla hopes sixth grade will be better than fifth. But when Margy, her best friend, moves to Chicago and meets Noelle everything seems to go wrong.

Brett, the boy Kayla likes acts as if she doesn’t exist. Mrs. Hanh, Kayla’s flute teacher tells Kayla that she is ready to play solo in the Christmas concert. And, her science teacher, Mr. Frankel, announces for the first ...

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Overview

"Where would the music come from without Margy? Together, we were in tune."

Kayla hopes sixth grade will be better than fifth. But when Margy, her best friend, moves to Chicago and meets Noelle everything seems to go wrong.

Brett, the boy Kayla likes acts as if she doesn’t exist. Mrs. Hanh, Kayla’s flute teacher tells Kayla that she is ready to play solo in the Christmas concert. And, her science teacher, Mr. Frankel, announces for the first time that sixth graders will be part of the Science Fair.

What can you do when you’re stuck up to your eyeballs with too much to do? And how do you do it when your parents expect an "A" in everything and your best friend isn’t there to help you.

Kayla wishes she could fast-forward herself through the year. Can Kayla let go of the fast forward button, and learn to discover her own strength?

Author Biography: Mary Jane Miller says "The love of story is part of my heritage. One of my earliest memories is drinking tea with my Irish grandmother. When my brother and I would finish our tea, Grandmother read the tealeaves. My own stories, like a quilt, are woven piece-by-piece from an experience, a particular place, a feeling, a question, or a memory."

After her best friend moves to Chicago, Kayla can't wait to see her again, but when they finally spend a weekend together Kayla begins to wonder what made them friends in the first place.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Miller ( Me and My Name ; Upside Down ) is right on target as she depicts the roller-coaster emotions of adolescents and their deep need to be accepted by their peers. Kayla enters junior high just a few weeks after her longtime confidante, Margy, moves to Chicago from their suburban neighborhood. From then on, everything seems to go wrong. The boy Kayla likes does not know she exists. With the Christmas concert approaching, flute practice takes up more time than ever and Kayla's grades begin to slip; to save herself from failing science, the 11-year-old resorts to cheating, which she immediately regrets. Her struggle to ``own up'' leads to a valuable lesson about self-trust and independence. Preteens will relate to the heroine's assortment of troubles, which include her reluctance to accept Margy's new Chicago friends and her fear of performing a solo in public. The author's assured narrative, realistic dialogue and recognition of contemporary fads will win favor with a wide audience. Ages 8-12. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595003334
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 1,466,184
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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