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HOW DO YOU SPELL GEEK?
Boston : Little, Brown and
IL 3-6, RL 4.8
Marie Keller is a great speller. She’s not the best in the world—her
friend Kimberly is the best—but she gets by. All she wants to do
is make it to the state spelling bee. Her life is going well until
the school principal asks her to sponsor a new student. But this
isn’t just any new student. It’s Lurlene Brueggemeyer, a total geek.
Her hair is in awful pigtails, her clothes are old-fashioned, she has a
mouth full of metal, and she always wears cowboy boots. Ann does
her best to give Lurlene the cold shoulder, but it doesn’t seem to work.
Lurlene grows on Ann, and the two become friends. It’s not an easy
friendship though. The school snobs drop food on Lurlene, so Ann
throws food at them. A boy Ann likes plays tricks on Lurlene, so
Ann tells him off. On top of that, Kimberly, Ann’s best friend, hates
Lurlene. The situation gets even worse when Kimberly learns that
Lurlene is a great speller and will be in the upcoming spelling bee.
Will Ann and Kimberly remain friends? Will Lurlene always be a geek?
Who will make it to the state spelling bee? Who will win? For
the answers to these questions and more, read How Do You Spell Geek? by
Julie Anne Peters. Happy spelling! (Kelly Knight, email@example.com,
USC School of Library and Information Science, Columbia, SC)
Schools -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
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