The Thing About Leftovers

The Thing About Leftovers

by C.C. Payne


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ISBN-13: 9780399172045
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/19/2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

C. C. Payne ( was born and raised in Kentucky by a family chock-full of superb storytellers. At the age of seven, she became a voracious reader. She says, “The house could’ve fallen down around my ears, and I would’ve just thought, Does this mean I have to put my book down?” She also wrote Something to Sing About, which was nominated for a Children’s Crown Award and a Kentucky Bluegrass Award, and Lula Bell on Geekdom, Freakdom & the Challenges of Bad Hair.

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      By Friday night, I did at least know three very important things: 1) I knew that no one at school was going to laugh at Miyoko again—or me either probably—because there was a rumor that Miyoko could kill a person just as fast as she could look at them. 2) I knew four out of the five recipes I was going to send to Southern Living on Monday, and 3) I knew another reason that I didn’t want my mom to marry Keene, on top of all the other reasons: If Mom married Keene, then she’d be starting fresh on her dream of having a family. If you ask me, that’s an awful lot like starting fresh on dinner. And if Mom was starting fresh, then that made me a kind of leftover, didn’t it? Yes, I was a leftover from her previous attempt at marriage and family.

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The Thing About Leftovers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Amazing read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My girl andi dont talk alot and i think she could be seeing someone else... plz heeelp Brett
Jen34627 More than 1 year ago
Wow, just finished reading The Thing About Leftovers. I immediately bought this book to give as gifts. It touched me in ways that few books have. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to laugh, cry and learn something about human nature and blended families. It left me wanting to read more! Can't wait for Payne's next book!