Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Small Fry Pick of the Week: Sticks and Stones

Cover image for Sticks & stones

Sticks and Stones 
by Abby Cooper

          Ever since she was a baby, the words people use to describe Elyse have instantly appeared on her arms and legs.  At first it was CUTE and ADORABLE, but as she's gotten older and kids have gotten meaner, words like LOSER and PATHETIC appear, and those words bubble up and itch.  Then there are words like INTERESTING, which she's not really sure how to feel about.

          Now at age twelve, Elyse is starting middle school, and just when her friends who used to accept and protect her are drifting away, she receives an anonymous note saying,

                                            I KNOW WHO YOU ARE,

                                                AND I KNOW WHAT
                                           WHAT YOU ARE DEALING WITH.

                                                I WANT TO HELP. 

      Can Elyse figure out who is sending the notes--and how to be happy with herself?

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