Not What I Expected
From the Series The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair
At first, high school is off to a surprisingly good start for April. She and Brynn are on the dance team. April’s almost-cousin Sophie has moved to Faraway. Running into Matt hasn’t been as weird as April thought it might be. And then there’s her new friendship with cute, quirky Leo. But just as April settles in, her life begins to unravel. Brynn doesn’t want anything to do with Sophie. April’s mom is busy opening a boutique, and she and Dad are constantly fighting. When events at a party catch April off guard, she feels like life has hit a new low. Is it possible that things can turn around when you least expect it?
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™|
|Number of Pages||176|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.3|
“Written in diary format and harmlessly fun, the short, easy-to-read books focus on friendships, family relationships, and innocent romantic attractions. Happy endings prevail. Preteen and early teen girls will probably relate well to these stories.”—VOYA
Illustrator: Natasha Shaloshvili
Natasha Shaloshvili is a professional illustrator whose work has appeared in fashion magazines, on corporate websites, in outdoor ads, and in clothing prints. She lives in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Author: Laurie Friedman
Laurie Friedman is the author of the popular Mallory series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, and many award-winning picture books. She lives in Florida.