Finding Perfect

To twelve-year-old Molly Nathans, perfect is: --The number four --The tip of a newly sharpened No. 2 pencil --A crisp white pad of paper --Her neatly aligned glass animal figurines What's not perfect is Molly's mother leaving the family to take a faraway job with the promise to return in one year. Molly knows that promises are sometimes broken, so she hatches a plan to bring her mother home. Win the Lakeville Middle School Poetry Slam Contest. The winner is honored at a fancy banquet with white tablecloths. Molly is sure her mother would never miss that. Right? But as time passes, writing and reciting slam poetry become harder. Actually, everything becomes harder as new habits appear, and counting, cleaning, and organizing are not enough to keep Molly's world from spinning out of control. In this fresh-voiced debut novel, one girl learns there is no such thing as perfect. *This book may have remainder mark*

Product Overview
ISBN 9780374303129
Categories BX, BXOS, Fiction, Teenage / Young Adult
Author(s) Elly Swartz
Publisher Farrar Straus and Giroux
Pages 304
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.9cm x 2.5cm x 21.5cm
Weight 0.4 kg
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