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Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! The Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire.
Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she's eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she'll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind—she'll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled! But it's not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don't) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family's unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy apartment. Impy has always thought of herself as a heroic knight, but when she does something really mean in order to fit in, she begins to wonder whether she might be more of a dragon after all.

As she did in Roller Girl, Victoria Jamieson perfectly—and authentically—captures the bittersweetness of middle school life with humor, warmth, and understanding.

Paperback, 248 pages
Published on September 5, 2017 by Dial Books
ISBN-10: 0525429999
ISBN-13: 9780525429999
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  • pizzagirl7
    pizzagirl7Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 2:23 pm44 stars
    Imogenes parents work at renaissance fair so Imogene loves to dress up like a knights and have fun.all of her life she has been homeschooled­čśő but now she is going to publics school there are 3 girls that are bullies to her saying she needs shoes and outfits but then when she gets them they make fun of her.there is one girl at her school named Anita she is also bullied at school .Imogene draws a mean picture in her drawing book but the meanies showed her then she got mad.also imogenes brother she got in a fight with but she made up with him.this is a amazing book!I love it so much!I recommend to 12+ I rate this book 4/5 stars ­čśü!
    • jaden07
      jaden07Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 6:26 am55 stars
      Super cool book! We had to read this for my battle of the books club at school (BOB)So i lived and i keep reading it again. It shows that you have to be brave and face the truth and to never give up even when itÔÇÖs hard. It got me interested in Renaissance fairs. You should all read this book!
      • luvmylipgloss
        luvmylipglossFriday, March 22, 2019 at 3:49 pm55 stars
        This books is super good.
        • awsome beansTuesday, February 12, 2019 at 8:16 am
          I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! it is one of my favorite books. It shows how hard school can be. It also shows that making friends can be so hard but even when you are friend less you just have to pull through. I LOVE THIS BOOK! YOU ALL MUST READ IT!!!
          • redprideMonday, February 11, 2019 at 9:35 am
            this book looks realy good
            • yellingout
              yellingoutMonday, November 26, 2018 at 2:42 pm55 stars
              Mika was so mean for saying that Impy was poor.
              • bacon_bitzz
                bacon_bitzzThursday, October 11, 2018 at 3:44 pm55 stars
                Looks like everyone likes this book so 5 stars!
                • ellapop
                  ellapopWednesday, October 10, 2018 at 8:13 pm55 stars
                  So good, I wish there was a second third fourth and fifth book
                  • awesomecat12
                    awesomecat12Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm44 stars
                    I am reading this book but so far it is good
                    • ellapop
                      ellapopWednesday, October 10, 2018 at 8:14 pm55 stars
                      Yeah it was amazing when I read it.