Andie has just finished eighth grade and will be starting high school in the fall. The good news: Her super-popular valedictorian big sister, Claire, is graduating and won’t be there to put Andie in the shadows. The bad news: Her super-popular valedictorian big sister, Claire, is graduating and won’t be there to help her. But Claire hasn’t forgotten Andie.
For her little sister, Claire has put together a guide that covers everything a freshman needs to know but didn’t even think to ask. Andie reads every word and even shares it with her best friend, Bess.
But sometimes they wonder if Harvard-bound Claire got everything right! In this hilarious and honest look at one girl’s heroic attempt to conquer high school, readers will get all the benefit of Claire’s wisdom about making those four years more than bearable—and absolutely memorable. Fortunately, high school happens only once in a lifetime.
From the Hardcover edition.
About Marissa Walsh
A Field Guide to Marissa WalshHabitat: New York CityHigh School Habitat: Lynn, MassachusettsCarpool: I was in a carpool driven by parents for three years–my freshman year there were six of us, plus the driver!–and I was often the annoying late… More about Marissa Walsh
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Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers Sep 09, 2008| 144 Pages| Young Adult| ISBN 9780375891090
Praise for Zipped: "The McNeals spin a wonderfully rich story." – Kirkus Reviews Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Children’s Literature Praise for Crushed: "A compelling story about youthful mistakes – and how to make amends." – Publishers Weekly