7th grader Louise should be the captain of her school's gymnastics team - but she isn't. She's fun and cute and should have lots of friends - but she doesn't. And there's a dreamy boy who has a crush on her - but somehow they never connect. Louise has everything going for her - so what is it that's holding her back?
Phoebe Stone tells the winning story of the spring when 7th grader Louise Terrace wakes up, finds the courage to confront the painful family secret she's hiding from - and finally get the boy.
Phoebe Stone is the beloved and acclaimed author of several novels for middle grade, including The Romeo and Juliet Code
, which was hailed by the Boston Globe
as "quite simply the best novel for young readers . . . since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
." She received four starred reviews for The Boy on Cinnamon Street
, and another star for her novel Deep Down Popular
awarded a starred review to Romeo Blue
, the follow-up to The Romeo and Juliet Code
, calling it "compelling, and with plenty of heart and soul." Phoebe and her husband live in Middlebury, Vermont.
- From The Boy on Cinnamon Street
Sometimes amazing things happen
to people and nobody knows about it. Nobody knows or cares. Some day many years
from now in the faraway future, I will look back and say, "That year when I was
in 7th grade, I knew a boy named Henderson Elliot and what he did for me was extraordinary
and who he was and how he won my heart was nothing short of incredible."