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How to Rock Braces and Glasses

By Meg Haston (Trade Paperback, 2012)
Super-stylish and uber-harsh, Kacey Simon is the social dictator of Marquette Middle School. But when an eye infection and a visit to the dentist leave her with Coke-bottle glasses, a mouth full of metal, and...a littthp, Kacey is dismissed by her popular friends, falling so far down the social ladder she can barely see the top, even with her magnifying specs.

With nowhere else to turn, Kacey has to hang with her nerdy neighbor and a boy who walks to beat of his own drum, but she's determined to reclaim her throne. Will she climb back to the top? Or will she discover that hitting rock bottom kind of...rocks?
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316068246

    • On Sale Date: 09/04/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Poppy

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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Super-stylish and uber-harsh, Kacey Simon is the social dictator of Marquette Middle School. But when an eye infection and a visit to the dentist leave her with Coke-bottle glasses, a mouth full of metal, and...a littthp, Kacey is dismissed by her popular friends, falling so far down the social ladder she can barely see the top, even with her magnifying specs.

With nowhere else to turn, Kacey has to hang with her nerdy neighbor and a boy who walks to beat of his own drum, but she's determined to reclaim her throne. Will she climb back to the top? Or will she discover that hitting rock bottom kind of...rocks?

Meg Haston survived braces and glasses in middle school; whether she rocked them is debatable. She did go on to rock other things, including but not limited to slap bracelets, a B.S. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University, and an M.Ed. in Professional Counseling from the University of Georgia.

How to Rock Braces and Glasses is her first novel, with a hardcover sequel, How to Rock Break-Ups and Make-Ups following the paperback of book #1 a month later in October 2012.
  • Praise for How to Rock Braces and Glasses:
    "Embrace the brace! How to Rock Braces and Glasses should be renamed How to Rock Your First Novel. Hilarious and heartfelt. I ah-dored it."
    ( Lisi Harrison, Author of the #1 bestselling Clique series (and former 4 year braces-wearer and current glasses rocker)
    ).

  • "As Haston, in her first YA novel, traces Kacey's painful tumble down the popularity hill, she offers some clever dialogue and important life lessons." (PW).

  • "Haston gives her tale of a mean girl in exile both warmth and perception ... good, old-fashioned, in-her-shoes fun."
    (BCCB).

  • "Written for middle school girls, readers will relate to the obstacles Kacey overcomes. The message of being true to yourself is strong throughout." ( Library Media Connection ).

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How to Rock Braces and Glasses
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN
  • Pages: 352
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316068246
  • On Sale Date: 09/04/2012
How to Rock Braces and Glasses