Josh Baxter Levels Up

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Video game lover Josh Baxter knows that seventh grade at a new school may be his hardest challenge yet, but he's not afraid to level up and win! Josh Baxter is sick and tired of hitting the reset button. It's not easy being the new kid for the third time in two years. One mistake and now the middle school football star is out to get him. And Josh's sister keeps offering him lame advice about how to make friends, as if he needs her help finding allies! Josh knows that his best bet is to keep his head down and stay under the radar. If no one notices him, nothing can touch him, right? But when Josh's mom sees his terrible grades and takes away his video games, it's clear his strategy has failed. Josh needs a new plan, or he'll never make it to the next level, let alone the next grade. He's been playing not to lose. It's time to play to win.
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Scholastic Inc.
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Published on
Feb 23, 2016
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9780545772952
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
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