Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair by Laurie B. Friedman (1-2)
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Overview: Laurie Friedman is the author of over 30 award-winning books for children. Laurie writes the popular Mallory McDonald chapter book series for 7-10 year olds. Published by Darby Creek, a division of Lerner Publishing, the series currently includes 20 titles. Laurie has a new journal format series for older readers entitled, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair. The second book in the series, Too Good To Be True, was released in January. Laurie has also written many rhyming picture books.
Genre: Young Adult
1. Can You Say Catastrophe?
April Sinclair just wants what any normal thirteen-year-old would want: to disown her parents and obnoxious little sisters; to escape to summer camp ASAP with her two best friends, Billy and Brynn; and to make a good impression on Matt Parker, the hot new boy next door.
Unfortunately, Matt witnesses April’s utter humiliation at her birthday party. Then Billy kisses her. Just as April is trying to figure things out, her parents cancel her camp plans in lieu of a family RV trip. A summer of babysitting her sisters and "re-bonding" with her family isn’t how she imagined life as a teenager. And it certainly won t help her straighten out her feelings about Billy or Matt. Is there any silver lining to a road trip in The Clunker with her family of misfits?
2. Too Good to Be True
April’s looking forward to starting eighth grade with her best friends Billy and Brynn, especially since her new relationship with Billy is going so well. But this surprisingly un-miserable phase can’t last forever–and of course her family is still so weird. When everyone is mad at April for what happens with next-door neighbor Matt, she’ll have to figure out how to fix her friendships new and old, and she just might appreciate her family in the process.