Geek Chic

The Zoey Zone

By Margie Palatini; Margie Palatini (Illustrator)
(Katherine Tegen Books, Hardcover, 9780061138980, 192pp.)

Publication Date: October 2008

Other Editions of This Title: , Paperback

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Meet Zoey

Age: Eleven. Well, almost eleven. Backspace. Halfway to eleven.

Factoid: 198 days to sixth grade.

Problem: Coolability (see glossary inside).

Connect the dots: A bad hair situation . . . Growing earlobes . . .


1. A fairy godmother.

2. A molto chic makeover
[molto = very in Italian].

3. A seat at the primo lunch table.
[Primo is also Italian. It means best.]

The solution:

Tune in!

About the Author

Margie Palatini is the author of many outrageously funny books for children, including Piggie Pie!, illustrated by Howard Fine; Moosetache, Mooseltoe, and the Bad Boys series, all illustrated by Henry Cole; The Cheese, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher; No Biting, Louise, illustrated by Matthew Reinhart; and Gorgonzola, illustrated by Tim Bowers. She lives with her family in New Jersey.

Praise For Geek Chic

“The format will attract reluctant readers, and the story will please girls who cultivate offbeat interests with as much enthusiasm and zaniness as Zoey.”
-School Library Journal

“Tweens will celebrate the arrival of an intrepid heroine with plenty of sparkle and spunk to spare. Snappy prose coupled with graphic–novel styling holds appeal for savvy modern readers up–to–date with rapid–fire texting and instant messaging.”
-Kirkus Reviews

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