Egghead Red Maple Honour Book 2009
2009 CLA Young Adult Book of the Year
2009 Snow Willow Award
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2009
YALSA "Sticks and Stones"
Chapters.ca Top 20 Bestselling Teens and Childrens Books, June 2008.
Kids Help Phone recommended resource
One Book One School selection for Van Wyck, N.Y.
Katie and Devan see things very differently, but one thing is clear. Grade nine life is hard – especially when your friend is a bully or a victim.
I admit, Will is odd. But the way I see it, everyone is different in one way or another, right? Jenna has allergies, Erin sees a social worker, Marco’s teenage sister ran away from home, and my Dad has cancer. I don’t understand why Shane and his friends pick on Will so much, and I don’t know why Will lets them. He is smarter than that.
I knew grade 9 was going to be different, but not like this. Why do things have to change?
Shane’s hilarious, I swear. You should have seen his impersonation of that fat kid from the 7-11. Man, I laughed so hard Slurpie came out my nose. Yeah, Shane cracks everyone up.
Everyone, except maybe that fat kid.
I’m glad Shane passed grade 8 this time. Grade 9 just wouldn’t have been the same without him. With Shane there, you can bet it’ll be a riot.
And with this weird kid, Will, Shane’s got all kinds of new material.
**Egghead celebrates its 10th Anniversary**
Ages 12 and up
Red Deer Press
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