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The Best Worst Thing

The Best Worst Thing

Ten year-old Maggie sees injustice and danger everywhere–in her history textbook, on the playground, in her neighborhood, on the news. How can anyone be safe when there’s a murderer on the loose, a bully about to get a gun for his 12th birthday, rabbits being held captive for who-knows-what next door, and an older sister being mysteriously consumed by adolescence? Maggie doesn’t like it one bit, so she devises intricate ways of controlling her own world and a larger, more dangerous plan for protecting everyone else.

Beautifully written, Maggie’s voice rings brilliantly true and brings to mind the writing of Jack Gantos and Katherine Patterson. Kathleen Lane is a promising new voice, an exciting new talent.
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / General Fiction (children's

On Sale: 30th June 2016

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9780316257817

Reviews

Lane's prose is quietly powerful, plain yet poetic....A tender, sober portrait of a middle schooler with OCD
Kirkus Reviews
Students making the transition from elementary school to middle school, or grappling with feelings of being an outsider, will be able to identify with Maggie's struggles.
School Library Connection
Thoughtful characterization and relatable themes make this a strong purchase
School Library Journal, starred review