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Publisher's Summary

First-time novelist Jenny Han has penned a realistic story that all middle-graders will surely be able to relate to. Meet 12-year-old Annemarie “Shug” Wilcox. What’s not to like about her? She’s smart, she’s tall, and she has lots of freckles. She lives in a small Georgia town with her popular, gorgeous older sister and intellectual mother. Shug is excited about starting the seventh-grade, but she’s not prepared for all the vicious teasing that comes with the new school year.

©2006 Jenny Han (P)2006 Recorded Books

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“Han’s well-crafted first novel captures the aching hurt of exclusion in middle school, and the acute pain of vicious teasing.” ( Booklist)

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so relatable

Jenny Han is such a great writer! The way she is able to capture how it feels to be 12 is absolutely amazing. Entering Jr. High, losing friends, changing relationships, realizing that no ones life is perfect... Shug encompasses pretty much what it feels like to be 12 years old