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The Truth About Twinkie Pie

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The Truth About Twinkie Pie

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$17.99 US | $23.49 CAN
Available Jan. 27, 2015

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  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Grade Level: 3-7
  • Pages: 352
  • Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316236621



  About The Book

It is a new year, and Galileo Galilei Barnes (better known as "GiGi") has a brand new recipe for success:

  • Choose my own darn name
  • Hang out with real friends my own age and not just grown-ups who think I'm adorable
  • Actually eat lunch in a real live school cafeteria at a real live table with real live 7th graders, instead of studying in the library To Advance My Educational Position
  • Be the girl Mama would be if she were here. Friendly. Funny. Confident.
Take two sisters making it on their own: brainy 12-year-old GiGi and junior high dropout-turned-hairstylist DiDi (short for Delta Dawn). Add a million dollars in prize money from a national cooking contest and a move from the trailer parks of South Carolina to the Gold Coast of New York.

[Spoilers] Mix in a first crush who turns out to not like girls in that way, an enemy who becomes a valuable friend, and a healthy dose of family secrets--including the biggest secret of them all: DiDi isn't GiGi's sister, but was in fact a teen mother, who fled with her daughter to escape an abusive family. Can GiGi forgive DiDi for lying to her? Can she figure out who her true friends are? All this and more make up the recipe for The Truth About Twinkie Pie.



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  Praise

*"Yeh's characters are full of heart and she perfectly captures the middle school parent-child dynamic."
Library Media Connection (starred review)

"The bouncy voice of protagonist Gigi--aka Galileo Galilei, aka Leia--makes her tale of a move, friendship, crushes, and a mystery about her identity a very easy one to get caught up in."
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  Author

Kat Yeh is the author of the critically acclaimed middle grade novel The Truth About Twinkie Pie. She grew up reading, writing, and dreaming in Westtown, PA. She currently lives with her family on Long Island, where she can see water every day.



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