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The Only Girl in School

By Natalie Standiford   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545829960 Hardcover
224 Pages | 5.8" x 8.53" | Ages 8 to 12

The story of a girl who finds herself a sudden outsider in the loneliest place in the world — middle school.

When Claire’s best friend moves away just before the start of fifth grade, Claire suddenly becomes the only girl in the entire elementary school. While the boys are resentful that she gets a bathroom all to herself, Claire soon sees the lonelier side of things — until a few incidents put her quite literally in the spotlight.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Secret Tree

“ The intimate neighborhood setting — with its mysteries, superstitions, and traditions — the authenticity of Minty’s voice, and her worries about the transitioning nature of her life and friendships give Standiford’s story a richness that will stay with readers.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A charming and mysterious story of friendship, growing up, and keeping secrets.” —Booklist

Praise for How to Say Goodbye in Robot

*“ A decidedly purposeful not-love story, this has all the makings of a cult hit with a flavor similar to Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*“ An honest and complex depiction of a meaningful platonic friendship and doesn’t gloss over troubling issues. . .” —School Library Journal, starred review