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Lizzie At Last

Lizzie At Last

West Creek Middle School Series (Volume 3)

Claudia Mills

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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The sequel to Losers, Inc. and You're a Brave Man, Julius Zimmerman

As seventh grade begins, Lizzie Archer knows she can't endure another year of being derided as the class nerd. Maybe she can't stop being smart -- does she want to? -- but at least she doesn't have to look so different. Out of her Emily Dickinson dresses and into Gap jeans she goes, and the effect is amazing. The girls talk to her; the boys tease her. But her braininess remains an obstacle to her popularity, and Lizzie wants so to be liked, especially by Ethan Winfield. To her teacher's amazement, Lizzie begins to make mistakes in math. Ethan is horrified -- he's her math partner -- but no one is more unhappy, or confused, than Lizzie. Will she ever find herself? Through her sparkling Lizzie Archer, Claudia Mills extends a hand to girls, gently encouraging them to be all that they can and to feel confident that like will befriend like.

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“An enjoyable and realistic portrayal of an adolescent who is trying to fit in . . . Mills has all the elements of middle school in place and deftly weaves a story that is both sensitive and humorous.” —School Library Journal

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About the author

Claudia Mills

Claudia Mills has written many highly acclaimed novels for young readers, including Dinah Forever; Losers, Inc.; Standing Up to Mr. O.; and You're a Brave Man, Julius Zimmerman. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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