Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 10T5.352953
6th-grader Jessie Lou is deeply, madly, passionately in love with Conrad Parker Smith. Too bad she's a tomboy with only one on-again, off-again friend, and hair so short you can't spit on it. Too bad he's the most popular boy in their small-town school.

But then Conrad hurts his leg and suddenly can't keep up with his old pursuits anymore. Jessie Lou and Conrad start spending a lot more time together, but she can't help wonder -- is she just a substitute friend? And will Conrad forget her when his leg brace comes off and he's king of the school once again?
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on March 1, 2008 by Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN-10: 0439802458
ISBN-13: 9780439802451
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  • hadleyf9
    hadleyf9Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 9:27 am
    It looks kind of cool.
    • sherlockcutepup
      sherlockcutepupWednesday, February 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm
      love dis book! I just finished it today on 2\18\15!
      • ammiu
        ammiuFriday, May 31, 2013 at 3:03 pm55 stars
        the titlw sounded good to me
        • mmg
          mmgMonday, January 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm44 stars
          This book is about a true tomboy that has loved a boy all her life but he was deep down popular. and his leg got crippled bringing them together. What will happen if his leg gets fixed?