Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Annie has just started high school and she’s a mess. Her older brother told her that her freshman year will strongly affect the rest of her life, and if that’s true her future is looking grim: she’s a loser at sports, is jealous of everyone, and has totally fallen in love with her best friend’s older brother!

When she gets cast as a moaning, hunched-over old lady in the school play, she starts to forget about the rest of her life. Now she just wants to make it through freshman year. This unique take on the beginning of a new school venture will make the perfect back-to-school gift.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Graphic Novels, Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2011-01-01
BISACS YAF054000, YAF058000, YAF023000
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Corinne Mucha

Corinne Mucha is a Chicago-based author and illustrator. Among her credits are the Xeric Award-winning graphic novel My Alaskan Summer, several minicomics, and the Philadelphia Inquirer comic-strip etiquette column "Barnyard Etiquette."


  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Winner, 2013
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Winner, 2013
  • Texas Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List, Winner, 2011
  • CCBC Recommended Graphic Novel for Teens, Winner, 2011


Booklist Online

“A comforting read for the young and a nostalgic look back for those who have already sailed these hormone-perturbed waters.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“Mucha’s loose, comic strip inspired style perfectly renders short, snarky stories that paint a true picture of the bizarre world of high school.”—School Library Journal