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May 15, 2008
| ISBN 9781440631382
| Middle Grade (10 and up)
Mar 13, 2007
| 184 Minutes
May 15, 2008 | ISBN 9781440631382 | Middle Grade (10 and up)
Mar 13, 2007 | ISBN 9780739355688
A heartwarming story from the author of the I SURVIVED series.
Emma-Jean Lazarus is the smartest and strangest girl at William Gladstone Middle School. Her classmates don’t understand her, but that’s okay because Emma-Jean doesn’t quite get them either. But one afternoon, all that changes when she sees Colleen Pomerantz crying in the girl’s room. It is through Colleen that Emma-Jean gets a glimpse into what it is really like to be a seventh grader. And what she finds will send her tumbling out of a tree and questioning why she ever got involved in the first place.
Emma-Jean Lazarus is the smartest–and definitely the strangest–girl at William Gladstone Middle School. Her fellow seventh graders don’t understand her. But that’s okay, since Emma-Jean doesn’t understand them either. Emma-Jean has always considered it prudent to keep her distance, to observe from afar. Until one afternoon, when she walks into the girls’ room and discovers Colleen Pomerantz sobbing at the sink. Colleen is one of those girls who cares a lot! About everything! And now the meanest girl in school is trying to steal her best friend, and the only one who seems to care is Emma-Jean Lazarus. So our story begins, in the girls’ room, as two very different girls begin a journey that is sure to send one of them tumbling out of a tree . . .
Lauren Tarshis is the author of the I Survived and the Emma-Jean Lazarus series. She resides in Connecticut.
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