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  • ISBN: 9781452110219 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1452110212 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 220 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2014

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Eleven-year-old Maggie Mayfield is an A-plus student with big plans for herself, but at this moment she is also facing a lot of problems--like starting middle school and figuring out how to help her father who is out of work and in a wheelchair.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 May #2
    Maggie Mayfield, 11, begins chronicling her life, because keeping a memoir is very important when you are a future U.S. president. This is the year that she will start middle school, defend her science fair title, and become a Coca-Cola shareholder. But while Maggie is acing her classes and keeping an eye on her flighty sisters, her father's health is failing. He quits his job, and her mom goes back to work, plus her sisters are acting even more strangely while everyone is adjusting to this new system. As her father's symptoms of multiple sclerosis become more severe, Maggie's hope is to find a cure with her science fair project. Maggie's story is at once optimistic but realistic. Typical school problems and family issues compete for attention, but she stays true to herself. Give this first novel to fans of other characters that are a little left of center, like Emma-Jean in Lauren Tarshis' Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree (2007). Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Megan Jean Sovern is an award-winning copywriter at a major advertising agency. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. This is her first novel.

Subject: Fathers and daughters > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Multiple sclerosis > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Multiple sclerosis > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.

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