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Mar 11, 2008
| ISBN 9780375846380
| Young Adult
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Mar 11, 2008 | ISBN 9780375846380 | Young Adult
Jane White goes by the pen name Gabriel when she writes letters to Bubba, her imaginary enemy. She’s been writing to Bubba (short for Beelzebub) since second grade, blaming him every time something in her life goes wrong. It’s never her fault! She doesn’t want to admit that her impetuous behavior and smart-mouthed comments often land her in trouble. And now that she’s a teenager, Jane’s slacker ways exude an I-don’tcare attitude. But Jane does care. She cares about fitting in at school; she cares that Sharp deMichael and his brothers next door think of her as normal and start excluding her from their offbeat plans; and she definitely cares the day she receives a letter from Bubba. How can an imaginary enemy write back? Just as the time comes for Jane to face her lifelong foe–she must also decide whether or not to assume responsibility for her actions.
Julie Gonzalez is an author of young adult books. Her titles are Imaginary Enemy, Ricochet, and Wings. She lives in Pensacola, Florida.
Starred review, Publishers Weekly, March 24, 2008:"Readers will get a genuine kick out of Jane’s fumblings and successes, both imaginary and real."
Florida Book Award-Bronze Medal in the Children’s Literature category
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