Freak

Marcella Pixley (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Square Fish
Publish Date
September 17, 2013
Pages
131
Dimensions
5.56 X 8.2 X 0.56 inches | 0.33 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250027429

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About the Author

MARCELLA PIXLEY teaches eighth-grade language arts. Her poetry has been published in literary journals such as Prairie Schooner, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Westford, Massachusetts.

Reviews

"* Poet Pixley's gripping story of middle-school bullying may call to mind Spinelli's Stargirl Anderson's Speak. . . . Thorny, determined, brilliant, mature yet surprisingly naive, Miriam is unforgettable. " --Booklist, starred review

"* An expertly--and lovingly--narrated story about girls and bullying . . . Stunning." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"* Observant and tough, Miriam's voice has a knife edge that tears past the surface. " --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Middle school girls will read this book and realize how many girls are just like them." --VOYA

"Wow! Freak is heartbreakingly funny, heartbreakingly spot-on, and heartbreaking. If you've ever been on the outside--and you have--Miriam Fisher is your new best friend." --Chris Crutcher, author of The Sledding Hill

"Pixley writes with well-crafted intensity of a girl in an agony of perplexed exclusion. . . . Readers will be intrigued by her eventual ability to make a new way for herself." --The Bulletin of Center for Children's Books, starred review

"Skillful use of first-person narrative and figurative language make the novel very readable for persons ages twelve and up." --IRA