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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library Y SWI (Text) 33500013758743 New Checked out 06/23/2023
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y SWI (Text) 33500013758750 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780063213098
  • ISBN: 0063213095
  • Physical Description: 343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

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"Thirteen-year-old new girl Anna Hunt decides to make an investigative podcast about how fellow classmate Rachel Riley went from being the most popular girl in school to the most hated"-- Provided by publisher.
Last year Rachel Riley was one of the most popular girls at East Middle School. This year she has become a social outcast. Anna Hunt is new at the school, and as a die-hard podcast enthusiast she knows there's always more to a story than meets the eye. Putting her fact-seeking skills to the test, Anna creates her own to find out what happened to Rachel Riley. With the entire eighth grade working against her, Anna dives headfirst into the evidence. The story is more complex than Anna could have anticipated. -- adapted from jacket
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Quill Tree Books.
Grades 4-6. Quill Tree Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 January #1
    *Starred Review* Moving from Chicago to Madison, Wisconsin, for eighth grade is an unwanted change for bookish Anna Hunt, but at least she has it better than Rachel Riley. Anna can't spot anything that would make her classmate such an outcast, but after doing a little digging, Anna realizes that Rachel used to be extremely popular. Why was she utterly alone now? What happened to Rachel Riley? This question crawls under Anna's skin, ultimately becoming the focus of her application (a mock podcast) for a youth podcasting summit led by her hero, investigative journalist Mimi Miller. What begins as a look into bullying and the social politics of middle school expands into a revealing study of sexual harassment in the ways that "minor" incidents can both be normalized and have significant negative effects on victims. Told largely through embedded emails, texts, and interview transcripts, the novel pulls in a variety of adult and student perspectives as Anna follows clues and endeavors not to become shunned herself. She emerges as a complex protagonist, whose struggles over leaving her friends and Polish community in Chicago are threaded throughout, as is the war raging between her sense of justice and introverted nature. An empowering and empathetic companion to Barbara Dee's Maybe He Just Likes You (2019) and Brigit Young's The Prettiest (2020). Grades 5-8. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Sexual harassment > Juvenile fiction.
Bullying > Juvenile fiction.
Podcasts > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Sexual harassment > Fiction.
Bullying > Fiction.
Podcasts > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Sexual harassment > Fiction.
Bullies and bullying > Fiction.
Podcasts > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
School fiction.

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