"Between the annoying older brother, mostly supportive parents with their own problems, and all the anxiety of early puberty, Darla reminded me of my earlier teenage years in an almost uncomfortably realistic way (which is a high compliment)." ~ Kimberly Lacey
[Young Adult (13 and Up), Coming of Age, Teenage Girls]
Seventh grade starts on a hopeful note when Darla Decker and the Fairmount Fifteen are invited to the State Show Choir Competition at Coaster Kingdom. Although she’s made a no-dating bet with Nate, she’s jealous of her friend Reggie’s cell phone, and her parents are constantly at each other’s throats, Darla remains determined to make seventh grade the best year ever.
Will the temptation of raising mischief be too strong for Darla? In the race to act like an adult, will she stay on the straight and narrow, or will she convince herself that bad deeds aren’t bad if done for the greater good?
A frank and funny look at the path to adulthood, Darla Decker Shakes the State continues the journey of love, loss, and the nitty-gritty of growing up through Darla Decker’s eyes.
Darla Decker Shakes the State by Jessica McHugh
Evolved Publishing presents the third book in the Darla Decker Diaries series by Jessica McHugh. This edgy young adult novel follows a girl's tentative journey toward adulthood.
Discover the Complete Darla Decker Diaries Series
- Book 1: Darla Decker Hates to Wait
- Book 2: Darla Decker Takes the Cake
- Book 3: Darla Decker Shakes the State
- Book 4: Darla Decker Plays It Straight
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About the Author
EDITOR: Lane Diamond has over 120 published books to his editing credit, including many multiple award-winners, across many genres and styles.