New school… New problems… New diary.As if starting a new middle school isn’t bad enough; now, I’m pretty sure my adoptive mom wants to send me back to the orphanage, my evil adoptive sister is trying to ruin my life, and the entire eighth grade thinks I’m a total dork because of an unfortunate beach experience involving a poisonous jellyfish. (OK, it was only a waterlogged plastic baggie that I mistook for a jellyfish, but still.)All of that, and more, recorded on the pages of this diary, and dedicated to “M”— the mother who gave me away.Dear M …Begin the entries in the diary of chronic outsider Willa Shisbey. From her constant humiliations at middle school, to the challenges of puberty, Willa shares her deepest secrets in a diary dedicated to the mother who gave her up for adoption. Both humorous and heartfelt, Unlucky Thirteen, the second book in the Confessions of a Nerdy Girl diary series, will appeal to fans of Terri Libenson, Raina Telgemeier, and Jennifer L. Holm.
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Linda Rey was born with the voice of an angel and a brain so amazing she’ll probably donate it to science. To hear her mother tell it, Linda was just your average kid with an overactive imagination and a knack for storytelling. Specializing in “fish out of water” stories because of a childhood illness that left Linda isolated for a time, Linda champions the outsiders. When asked what she hopes readers will take away from her Confessions of a Nerdy Girl series for middle grade readers, Linda says she’d like readers to discover we’re not born to fit IN—we’re born to stand OUT. You can find Linda at:www.NerdyGirlBooks.com and www.LindaReyBooks.com