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The Thing about Leftovers
by C. C. Payne


Overview - With the humor and poignancy of Joan Bauer and Lynda Mullaly Hunt, this story reminds readers that they have a right to a voice, that it's okay to say how you feel, and that some leftovers are absolutely delicious

Fizzy is a good Southern girl who just wants to be perfect.
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Overview
With the humor and poignancy of Joan Bauer and Lynda Mullaly Hunt, this story reminds readers that they have a right to a voice, that it's okay to say how you feel, and that some leftovers are absolutely delicious

Fizzy is a good Southern girl who just wants to be perfect. And win the Southern Living cook-off. The being perfect part is hard though, since her parents' divorced and everything in her life has changed. Wary of her too-perfect stepmom and her mom's neat-freak, dismissive boyfriend, she's often angry or upset and feels like a guest in both homes. She tells herself to face facts: She's a "leftover" kid from a marriage that her parents want to forget. But she has to keep all of that to herself, because a good Southern girl never yells, or throws fits, or says anything that might hurt other people's feelings--instead she throws her shoulders back, says yes ma'am, and tries to do better. So Fizzy tries her best, but it's hard to stay quiet when her family keeps getting more complicated. Fortunately, the Southern Living cook-off gives her a welcome distraction, as do her new friends Miyoko and Zach, who have parent issues of their own.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780147514226
  • ISBN-10: 0147514223
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publish Date: July 2017
  • Page Count: 288
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-14
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Marriage & Divorce
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