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    Can You Say Catastrophe?
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    ©2013
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-0925-5
    AR Quiz #: 160126
    AR Points: 4.00
    ATOS Level: 5.00
    Guided Reading: Z+*
    Lexile Level: 840
    SRC Reading Level: 5.5
    Pages: 160
    Trim Size: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
    Dewey: [Fic]
    Reading Grade Level: 5
    Interest Grade Level: 5-9
    Ages: 10-15
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    DESCRIPTION Laurie Friedman
    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?


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    About the Author
    Laurie Friedman is the author of the popular Mallory series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, and many award-winning picture books. She lives in Florida.
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    VOYA
    "Using an authentic voice, Friedman conveys the uncertainty and frustration experienced by many preteen/teen girls seeking to find their place in the world....Teachers and librarians searching for novels that connect with female readers—especially reluctant readers—will want to add this novel to their collection." —VOYA
    School Library Journal
    "The author succeeds in creating a believable portrayal of an overly dramatic young teen with the expected afflictions and embarrassments that accompany this difficult age, such as first boyfriends and younger sisters." —School Library Journal