Ride High Pineapple is a raw, honest story filled with courage and hope.
In Ride High Pineapple, Isabella Burgess, a thirteen-year-old girl, is hiding a secret about her face, which is eating her up inside. She makes the decision to reveal her secret during English. Issy prays that this will stop Tia, who she has nicknamed The Beast, from calling her cruel names, such as 'Fish Face' and 'Googly Eyes'. It doesn't work and Issy must find another way.
Apart from having a face that is different, Issy is like many other teenagers. She experiences friendship ups and downs, a secret crush, and bouts of anxiety. Issy is also great at drawing and skateboarding.
Written as a raw, truthful, journal, follow Issy in Ride High Pineapple, to find out how she uses the analogy of a pineapple, her friends, and her skateboarding, to overcome the adversities in her life. Find out how Issy rides high
Like RJ Palacio's book, Wonder, Ride High Pineapple also promotes 'Choose Kind'.
The Australian author, Jenny Woolsey, was born with a craniofacial syndrome - Crouzon syndrome. Two of her children also have the syndrome. Jenny has written this book from her heart. The characters are fictitious, but Issy is a combination of herself and her daughter.
Ride High Pinapple is endorsed by ccakids and the foreword was written by Erica Mossholder at www.ccakids.org
You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll get mad. You'll smile.
- ISBN-13: 9780994534101
- ISBN-10: 0994534108
- Publisher: Pearls of Wisdom Press
- Publish Date: May 2016
- Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.53 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.57 pounds
- Page Count: 234
- Reading Level: Ages 10-12