A Good Kind of Trouble

By RAMÉE, Lisa Moore

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ISBN
9780062836687
Publisher
HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on February 1, 2019  |  Middle Grade

Gr 4–8—Twelve-year-old Shayla is just starting middle school. She and her friends, Isabella and Julia, aka "The United Nations" because of their diverse backgrounds, want to stick together just like they did in elementary school. They soon discover that middle school is different and conflicts with friends and crushes ensue. In the midst of the typical middle school angst, a not guilty VERDICT in a legal case concerning a police officer shooting an African American man is announced and Shayla begins to relate t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Shayla's goals for her first year of junior high are simple. Attract the attention of the cute guy. Avoid the class bully. Don't make waves. Stay close to her two best friends, Isabella and Julia (with Isabella being Puerto Rican, Julia Japanese American, and Shayla African American, they call themselves "the United Nations"). Unfortunately, it would seem that seventh grade has other plans for Shayla, and soon a schoolwide "dare" game and new social dynamics throw al...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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