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Pixley, Marcella Fleishman.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
ISBN 0374324530
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Everyone calls her a freak.  Twelve-year-old Miriam marches to her own drummer.  She loves poetry and is memorizeing the dictionary for fun.  She is the perfect candidate for the school bullies.  The popular girls make her life miserable in school.   Even her older sister who has always been her best friend has distanced herself from her.  Now Artie Rosenberg is going to come stay with them while his parents are out of the country.  Artie is a senior and has always been kind to Miriam.  They read poetry together and have a lot in common.  Will her relationship with Artie help her get through middle school?  Or will it cause even more tension?
SUBJECTS:     Identity -- Fiction.
                        Bullies -- Fiction.
                        Middle schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Sisters -- Fiction.

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