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Davies, Jacqueline.
New York : Katherine Tegen, 2016
IL 5-8, RL 7.1
ISBN: 0062369881

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Sixth-grader Maggie Gallagher is a hacker- but her target isn’t computers. She takes after her late father, who while attending MIT learned to “hack”—to pull wildly elaborate practical jokes. Stuck in the stagnant small town of Odawahaka, Maggie imagines conversations with him while living and breathing by his notebook, The Hacker’s Bible. Not surprisingly, Maggie is ‘nothing but trouble’, especially after she teams up with a new girl in town named Lena. Their dilapidated school is about to be demolished, so the pair concoct a scheme to have a mascot mouse be elected class president, in honor of the fabled mice that live within the school’s walls. This is indeed the story of a mouse that roared, as what begins as a prank turns into a movement, empowering not only Maggie and Lena, but all of their classmates to stand up against the dictatorial new principal, Mr. Shute. (Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award, 2018)

SUBJECTS:   Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Humorous fiction.
                        Middle schools -- Fiction.
                        Practical jokes -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.

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