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26 May 2008


Freak by Marcella Pixley is about the battle between staying true to yourself and giving in to peer pressure.

Miriam is in seventh grade - the worst grade there is. Her older sister is now in high school and doesn't talk to her. The popular girls make fun of her. Her parents are clueless. And she is about to reach the breaking point.

Will reaching the breaking point make her a different person? In a good or bad way? Will it cause the kids at school to taunt her more or less?

Pixley, and eighth grade teacher, explores the line between being yourself and trying to fit in. And the point at which you find something to believe in when you look in the mirror.

Pixley, Marcella. (2007). Freak. New York: Melanie Kroupa Books.

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