Product Details
List Price:
$15.95
Ages:
8 to 11
Grades:
2 to 6
Pages:
176
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.25"
Published:
10/2015
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-62091-777-0
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Lexile Level:
520L

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About the Book

Overview

Ten-year-old Celie’s grandmother has moved in with her family, and Granny’s forgetfulness is starting to worry Celie. In the meantime, she can tell her parents are keeping secrets, but she can’t talk to her best friend Lula or her sister Jo, because they’re both keeping secrets, too! Why is Lula not sharing with Celie? Who is Jo texting all the time? And what is Celie supposed to do when special time with her grandmother becomes much more complicated—and possibly dangerous—than Celie can manage on her own? Once again Celie turns to her diary as she tries to sort this all out, filling the pages with heartfelt and often humorous entries, notes, drawings, and pages from her top-secret spy notebook.  

Reviews

"Although the issues Celie faces—loss of her best friend, conflicts with her sister, concerns about her cognitively compromised grandmother—are major, the story is in no way heavy… A heartfelt but amusing story about the many challenges of growing up." —Kirkus Reviews

"Ten-year-old Celie continues the ultra-honest (and at times unintentionally funny) journal she began in the first book, Friendship Over!... Celie’s voice is fresh, completely unselfconscious, and emphatic… Much of the book’s considerable humor, as well as its pathos, is communicated in Celie’s sketches, diagrams, and notes—scribbly, heartfelt, and immediate." —Horn Book

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Meet the Author

Julie Sternberg

Julie Sternberg is the author of the best-selling Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie, its sequels Like Bug Juice on a Burger and Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake, The Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine series, and Bedtime at Bessie and Lil’s. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. Visit juliesternberg.com.

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Meet the Illustrator

Johanna Wright

Johanna Wright is the illustrator of Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage, Clover Twig and the Perilous Path, and several picture books, including the upcoming Spring 2017 book, Keep a Pocket in Your Poem, and her own The Secret Circus, Bunnies on Ice, and The Orchestra Pit. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon. Visit johannawright.com.

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