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Weissman, Elissa Brent.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013
IL 3-6, RL 4.7
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Mono! You mean I’ll be out of school for a whole month? I won’t see my friends, either? Lindy Sachs was dismayed to find herself home alone and mostly sleeping, day after day. But then her dad asked her to do him a favor…he set her up on-line to make some stock trades for him before the Market closed for the day, since he couldn’t do it from work. Even though she hated math, she found herself totally drawn in. Her dad set her up with her own $100 account to play with…and guess what?! She was good at it!! When she finally went back to school, she found her social life in shambles…new alliances had been formed, and her best friends, Howard & Steph had become a couple…and no one had the slightest interest in stock trading!

But the real trouble began when she started dipping into her parents’ portfolio to up the ante a bit….who knew they had so much money?! A sudden downturn in the market gave her some very tense moments, but in the end, Lindy thought she had gotten away with it…until the day there came a knock at the front door… a process server from the SEC (Securities Trade Commission) stood on the doorstep!   (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Book Award nominee, 2015)

SUBJECTS:      Stocks -- Fiction.
                        Electronic trading of securities -- Fiction.
                        Best friends -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Mononucleosis -- Fiction.

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