Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 2 - 12Z3.535639
Isabelle Lee has a problem, and it's not just Ape Face, her sister, or group therapy for an eating disorder, or even that her father died and her mother is depressed and in denial. It's that Ashley, the most popular girl in school, is inviting Isabelle to join her at lunch and at sleepovers at her house, and this is presenting Isabelle with a dilemma. Pretty Ashley has moved Isabelle up the social ladder, but is it worth keeping the secret they share?

Caught in the orbit of popularity and appearances, Isabelle must navigate a world with mixed messages, false hopes, and potentially harmful turns, while coping with her own flailing family and emotions. The author brings a depth of characterization, humor, and a real adolescent's voice to this multileveled story about the desire to be perfect in an imperfect world.
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published on September 16, 2004 by Milkweed Editions
ISBN-10: 1571316523
ISBN-13: 9781571316523
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  • 06198ls
    06198lsFriday, March 14, 2014 at 11:33 am55 stars
    I love this book. It basically tells about a girl who has a sister and it talks about her feelings.