Janice Erlbaum's Let Me Fix That for You is a quirky, touching, and laugh-out-loud middle-grade novel about a girl capable of fixing everything but her own life.
Twelve-year-old Gladys Burke may not have many friends, but at least she has her empire. From her table at the back of the cafeteria, Glad arranges favors for her classmates in exchange for their friendship. She solves every problem, handles every situation, and saves every butt.
But the jobs keep getting harder, and when Glad decides the problem that most needs fixing is her parents' relationship, she finds herself in way over her head. She'll have to call in all her favors and use all her skills to help the person who most needs it—herself.
I am sitting in the cafeteria at school on a Monday, minding my business.
And I’ve got a lot of business to mind.
“Hey, girl.” Sophie Nelson, vice president of the seventh-grade student...
Praise for Let Me Fix That for You
“Smart, insightful, poignant—leavening brutal, middle school realities with wry humor.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Moving at a good pace, the story’s appealing first person narrative becomes more involving as Glad’s personal problems mount. . .The story’s climax brings relief and newfound clarity. Glad and her sisters are well-defined characters whose very different points of view bring tension and balance to this engaging chapter book.” —Booklist
Lucky Little Things:
"With so many different subplots, a wide variety of readers will find this story relatable. The consistent reminders about the letter keep the story moving forward and create an irresistible page-turner. This story reminds readers that even the worst day of your life may lead to the luckiest little thing." —School Library Journal
"Erlbaum’s first book for young readers is freshly voiced, modern, and accessible . . . Books that speak directly to the experiences of upper middle-schoolers are rare these days, often falling into the gap between middle grade and YA. A refreshingly honest look at the true meaning of luck." —Booklist