A Walter Dean Myers Honor Author
Eleven-year-old Jenae doesn't have any friends - and she's just fine with that. She's so good at being invisible in school. Then a new student shows up - a boy named Aubrey with red hair and a smile that won't quit. Jenae can't figure out why he keeps popping up everywhere she goes. The more she tries to push him away, the more he seems determined to be her friend. But when the two are paired up for a class debate, Jenae knows this new friendship has an expiration date. Aubrey is desperate to win and earn a coveted spot on the debate team. There's just one problem: Jenae would do almost anything to avoid speaking up in front of an audience - including risking the first real friendship she's ever had.
Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: NA