When you are entering the 7th grade there are a lot of things you have to think about: parents, friends, pimples, school, your body, girls, 9th graders. This is a funny and true novel about Jason Herkimer as he confronts all these things and emerges triumphant. This book gets it right about being a boy at the start of adolescence.
Jerry Spinelli is the author of more than thirty immensely popular books for young readers, including Eggs andStargirl; the Newbery Honor Book Wringer; Maniac Magee, winner of more that fifteen state children's book awards, in addition to the Newbery Award; and the picture book I Can Be Anything!
New York Times Bestseller LeUyen Pham has illustrated over sixty books, including Freckleface Strawberry and Big Sister, Little Sister.