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This Dance Is Doomed

This Dance Is Doomed

Holly Kowitt

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This Dance Is Doomed, Holly Kowitt's sequel to The Principal's Underwear is Missing, the second in her middle-grade illustrated series, explores friendship and the high cost of Prom-Mania--with hilarious results!

Can a 6th grade nobody solve a diva's dating problems?

Selfie St. Clair is the most popular, glamorous 8th grader the school has ever seen. Everyone's sure she'll go to Prom with a teen TV star, or even a minor prince.

But Selfie has a terrible secret: no-one has asked her. Too embarrassed to tell her "cool" friends, she turns to the most unlikely dating coach ever: 6th grader Becca, who's never had a date in her life.

But some people think Prom fever is out of control. In fact, Becca's closest pals are planning an anti-Prom! Now she's torn between her besties and her new superstar friend.

Not to mention, an impossible crush of her own...

Chapter 1


I watched in horror as my veggie tortilla roll-up flew through the air and exploded onto three eighth graders.

“AAAGGGGHHH!” they howled.

Everyone jumped up. The cafeteria “cool” table looked like a crime...

Praise for This Dance Is Doomed

The Dance is Doomed:

"Peopled with deliciously over-the-top characters...this lighthearted novel holds some surprising insights into middle school dynamics. The cartoon illustrations on almost every page add to the book’s quirky humor." School Library Journal

The Principal's Underwear is Missing:

"Along with an arresting title and laughs aplenty, this helter-skelter caper features two middle-schoolers who aren’t quite as typecast as they seem. ... Kowitt’s cartoon insertions supply the romp with punchlines and wry visual commentary."--Booklist

Loser List:


"The story unfolds in a handwritten-looking font on lined pages amid ample spot illustrations. Cartoons, sidebars, and lists (Top Three Signs You're Going to Summer School) should enhance the book's appeal for reluctant readers." Publishers Weekly

"Humorous line drawings help tell the story, making this a fun and accessible book for reluctant readers and comics fans." Booklist

Loser List #2: Revenge of the Loser:

"Written in the same style as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books (Abrams), this title will definitely appeal to reluctant readers." School Library Journal

"Lively, humorous, journal-like narrative, which is interspersed with cartoons, incorporates issues ranging from insecurity and jealousy to appreciating others. An entertaining school-centric read that's ideal for reluctant readers and comic book fans." Booklist

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The Dance is Doomed:

"Peopled with deliciously over-the-top characters...this lighthearted novel holds some surprising insights into middle school dynamics. The cartoon illustrations on almost every page add to the book’s quirky humor." School Library Journal

The Principal's Underwear is Missing:

"Along with an arresting title and laughs aplenty, this helter-skelter caper features two middle-schoolers who aren’t quite as typecast as they seem. ... Kowitt’s cartoon insertions supply the romp with punchlines and wry visual commentary."--Booklist

Loser List:


"The story unfolds in a handwritten-looking font on lined pages amid ample spot illustrations. Cartoons, sidebars, and lists (Top Three Signs You're Going to Summer School) should enhance the book's appeal for reluctant readers." Publishers Weekly

"Humorous line drawings help tell the story, making this a fun and accessible book for reluctant readers and comics fans." Booklist

Loser List #2: Revenge of the Loser:

"Written in the same style as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books (Abrams), this title will definitely appeal to reluctant readers." School Library Journal

"Lively, humorous, journal-like narrative, which is interspersed with cartoons, incorporates issues ranging from insecurity and jealousy to appreciating others. An entertaining school-centric read that's ideal for reluctant readers and comic book fans." Booklist

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Holly Kowitt

HOLLY KOWITT has written more than fifty books for younger readers, including the Loser List series. She lives in New York City, where she enjoys cycling, flea markets, and West Coast swing dancing.

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