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121 reviews

About this ebook

Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don't get noticed by the mean kids.
Cardinal rule #2 for surviving school: Seek out groups with similar interests and join them.
On her first day at her new school, Penelope--Peppi--Torres reminds herself of these basics. But when she trips into a quiet boy in the hall, Jaime Thompson, she's already broken the first rule, and the mean kids start calling her the "nerder girlfriend." How does she handle this crisis? By shoving poor Jaime and running away!
Falling back on rule two and surrounding herself with new friends in the art club, Peppi still can't help feeling ashamed about the way she treated Jaime. Things are already awkward enough between the two, but to make matters worse, he's a member of her own club's archrivals--the science club! And when the two clubs go to war, Peppi realizes that sometimes you have to break the rules to survive middle school!

Ratings and reviews

121 reviews
Shellie Kim
August 2, 2015
I loved it. The story and the characters were all just so refreshing and strangely normal yet not normal in mind. I definitely want a sequel with more mishaps with Penelope and Jaime!
6 people found this review helpful
DoubleDigits _
October 27, 2019
The first bool I ever bought, the story was actually heart warming, and so cute I fell in love with the book and I read it over and over again. I totally recommend this book if your bored or something, this book is still in my bookshelf as I write this review.
4 people found this review helpful
Javier Reyna
December 23, 2016
This story is soooo cute and heartwarming. It relished back to my school years! Talking about friendship, teamwork and real life problems is a must read for everyone!
8 people found this review helpful

About the author

Svetlana Chmakova was born and raised in Russia until the age of 16, when her family emigrated to Canada. She quickly made a name for herself with works like Dramacon, Nightschool, the manga adaptation of James Patterson's Witch & Wizard, and the webcomic Chasing Rainbows. She graduated from Sheridan College with a three-year Classical Animation Diploma. Her latest work for middle grade readers, Awkward, has been a runaway critical success and was named one of YALSA's 2016 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens!

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