In James Patterson's first diary fiction story for teens, the mega-bestselling author's most endearing and original teen heroine ever proves that everyone can use a helping hand once in a while.
Margaret Cuckoo Clarke recently had a brief stay in a mental institution following an emotional breakdown, but she's turning over a new leaf with her Happiness Project. She's determined to beat down the bad vibes of the Haters, the Terror Teachers, and all of the trials and tribulations of high school by writing and drawing in her diary. And when life gets really tough, she works through her own moments of uncertainty through imaginary conversations with her favorite literary characters.
Cuckoo's also got a nearly impossible mission: she, along with her misfit band of self-deprecating friends (who call themselves the Freakshow) decide to bridge the gap between warring cliques and bring them together. Not everyone is so willing to join hands and get along, but Cuckoo never stops smiling ... until one of her closest friends, pushed to desperation by a Hater prank, decides that enough is enough.
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About the Author
Lisa Papademetriou spends most of her time in the Dreamway, even when she's awake. She is the author of Apartment 1986 and A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic and lives in Massachusetts with her family.
Lauren Fortgang, a graduate of Fordham University's Theater Program, is an actress, costume designer, and narrator. She has recorded everything from video games to textbooks. Her audiobook narrations have earned AudioFile Earphones Awards and placed her as a finalist for an Audie Award in 2014.
A fascinating story of secrets and discovery.-- "Library Media Connection on Confessions of a Murder Suspect"
The complex, clever plot keeps the pages turning as it wends its way to a surprising resolution and several cliffhangers.-- "CommonSenseMedia.org on Confessions of a Murder Suspect"