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Agnes Parker...Girl in Progress

Agnes Parker...Girl in Progress

by Kathleen O'Dell

Eleven-year-old Agnes Parker isn't the class outcast or its queen bee — which is okay except that sometimes the middle just seems — really — ordinary. But this year, Agnes is determined to become a whole new person. Maybe not a whole new person exactly, but just a better version of the girl she's always been. Someone who's not such an easy target for bullygirls like Peggy Neidermeyer. Someone who is as cool and confident as her best friend, Prejean. Will the new Agnes Parker make it through a school year filled with new glasses, broken arms, and a cute new boy in school?

Author Kathleen O'Dell offers a wise and funny story for all immersed in the thrilling and treacherous process of becoming. Kids will find a new friend, and plenty of reflections of their own thoughts and feelings, within the pages of this refreshing and insightful tale.

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Dial Books
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor, Realistic Fiction

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Kathleen O'Dell

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