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Dowell, Frances O'Roark.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011
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As a 9 year old, Janie thought living on a small goat farm was a dream come true.  But as a 14 year old, that dream is becoming a nightmare.  She needs to milk the goats, and muck out the area.  She is tired of going to school with manure scented shoes.  Not that the other kids would notice her anyway.  She only has one friend and the two of them decide to join Jam Band.  Here they meet Monster, yep thatís his real name.  Monster Monroe helps the girls understand that they need to stop hiding and live large.  Can Janie find the self confidence she needs to break out of her shell?

SUBJECTS:     Farm life -- North Carolina -- Fiction.
                        Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Bands (Music) -- Fiction.
                        Civil rights movements -- Fiction.
                        North Carolina -- Fiction.

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