A great book for more mature tweens
Addie is a bit of a know-it-all, and wants to fix all the world's problems. However, she is subject to name-calling and teasing since she's a misfit. in the story there are several news articles, which will likely be stressful to younger kids. I am 12, and I found the third article, about a girl who's parents were divorced, and had moved to America which was away from her dad. She was subject to nasty teasing, and ended up hanging herself--with a scarf that her little sister gave her. Parents need to know that this story and two others (one about the girls in Afghanistan who were getting sold into marriage, and the other about a rock-star who hit, bit, and nearly choked his girlfriend, and then, everyone thought he was right.) play a part in the story, and may be distressing. Also, the story mentions the death of a friend's mom, and of Kennedy, and Addie's cat. There is also a bit about the fact that it's okay to be gay. A final thing that parents might want to know before letting their kids read this book it that a bit of the story talks about how overused the phrase "omigod" is, which some kids, especially those who constantly use it themselves, may not get.
This title contains:
Positive role models