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Winnie Perry is fourteen now, and the countdown to high school is shaping up to be as eventful as an entire year of middle school. Not only are things shaky with her boyfriend, Lars, but BFFs Dinah and Cinnamon have been acting weird, big sister Sandra is college-bound, little brother Ty has smuggled a stolen penguin home in his backpack, and new baby sister Maggie has everything turned upside down.

It?s a lot for anyone to handle, and loyal Winnie is so busy worrying about everyone else that she hardly notices that she might just be struggling a little bit herself.

With humor and honesty, Lauren Myracle brings us another pitch-perfect novel featuring the characters that her legions of fans have grown up loving.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on May 4, 2010 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0525422226
ISBN-13: 9780525422228
14 Book Reviews
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  • susanFriday, May 19, 2017 at 10:24 am
    I really liked this book please make another like when Winnie is 15. That way, reader can experience high school with Winnie.
    • kay2002
      kay2002Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:08 pm
      Lauren Myracle should add another book...with Lars Kinda like the book thirteen. but when she is older!!!!! like if you agree
      • nikukyu
        nikukyuMonday, November 10, 2014 at 1:38 am55 stars
        It's an amazing book cuz it's really funny and makes you think at the same time. I really enjoyed it, and I think I'm kinda like the old Amada or Karen, who's gone to Alaska.
        • kayla2002
          kayla2002Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:20 pm55 stars
          so awesome book r!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          • iliv4compassion
            iliv4compassionTuesday, February 4, 2014 at 3:08 pm
            I think vflor meant Lars every time she said Bo. Lars is Winnie's boyfriend, and Bo is Winnie's older sisters boyfriend. Just wanted to make that clear! (:
            • ikyra_marie
              ikyra_marieThursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:34 pm
              This is the last book in the series.Winnie is a 14 year old teenager and is going to high school.This book has many events in it and it shows the ups and down of Winnie's life.I personally thought all of the books were interesting.
              • vflor
                vflorWednesday, January 29, 2014 at 9:11 pm55 starsFeatured
                Winnie is fourteen now and moving on to high school.Not only is she facing problems with Bo but Sandra is also leaving to college pretty soon.They have one moment and its fantastic.Though they get caught because Ty went on a field trip and stole a penguin so they had to take it back but run into a security guard.While Bo only gives Winnie a Starbucks card for her birthday Winnie hates him.For summer Winnie goes to camp but Bo was supposed tto go somewhere far away but doesn't end up going.He wants Winnie tom come back but she can't.While a big surprise for her comes to camp she is truly excited because that was what she wished for on her birthday.Cinnamon and Dinah are great friends.Dinah gets suspended because of Mary who stuffed makeup in her locker which she robbed.Cinnamon breaks up with her boyfriend which was Bo's best friend so if they know Bo's there Cinnamon's ex-boyfriend is going to be there too.Is it too much for Winnie to handle or can she handle it?
                • schultzmk
                  schultzmkTuesday, November 5, 2013 at 6:19 am
                  I want to read it because it is the fourth book in the series.
                  • kaihun
                    kaihunFriday, September 20, 2013 at 10:13 am55 stars
                    Good book for growing up and in this case not to be afraid of high school then youll be more scared
                    • cherrystar
                      cherrystarSaturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm55 stars
                      I love this entire series!!! Its amazing!!! Now you can have a partner to grow up with. Don't think of that as cheesy thought! lol :)!!!