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Mills, Claudia.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
IL 5-8
ISBN 0374346542
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Eighth grade should be starting better than this.  Marcia has gained 5 pounds over the summer, she has a zit, Alex hasn't asked her to the dance and on top of that, her teacher is making the kids do a community service project.  Marcia isn't interested in picking up trash in the parks or reading to kids.  All she is interested in is makeup and boys.  Somehow she gets roped into working in the nursing home doing makeovers for the residents.  Can it get any worse?
SUBJECTS:     Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        Old age -- Fiction.
                        Nursing homes -- Fiction.
                        Self-perception -- Fiction.
                        Student service -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.


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