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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); Reprint edition (September 18, 2007)
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For Miriam Fisher, a budding poet who reads the Oxford English Dictionary for enjoyable, 7th grade is a 12 months etched in her reminiscence "clear as pain." that is the yr her older sister, Deborah, as soon as her top blood brother and fellow "alien," bloomed like a stunning flower and joined the highschool in-crowd. that is the yr highschool senior Artie Rosenberg, the "hottest man within the drama membership" and, Miriam thinks, her soul mate, involves stay with Miriam's kinfolk. and that is the yr the preferred "watermelon women" take place the warmth of their merciless harassment of Miriam—ripping her existence large open in surprising, unforeseen methods. Teased and taunted at school, Miriam is driven towards breaking, until eventually, in a gripping climax, she reveals the interior power to turn out she's a strength to be reckoned with.This riveting first novel introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine, an interloper who dares to confront the inflexible conformity of junior excessive, and within the method manages not just to save lots of herself yet to motivate and rework others.