Not What I Expected

From the Series The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 9   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

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?

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978-1-4677-8588-4
$17.95 $13.46
978-1-5124-1800-2
$5.95 $5.95
978-1-4677-8829-8
$26.99 $20.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 176
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.3
BISACS JUV039020, JUV039050, JUV044000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 700
Guided Reading Level Z+
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 178199
Accelerated Reader® Points 4.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Reviews

VOYA

“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.