Bessica Lefter Bites Back

By Kristen Tracy
(Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780375872952, 263pp.)

Publication Date: February 12, 2013

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Description

"Will have readers laughing aloud," says Booklist of this funny novel set in middle school. Now that Bessica’s the half mascot at her middle school and made some new friends, she finally feels like she’s fitting in. But Alice, the other half mascot, hates her. And after some mean texts, Bessica’s friendship with Sylvie might be over. Bessica doesn’t want drama. She’s got her first big game to worry about. Not even taking care of gorgeous Noll Beck’s lizard or deciding whether to crash Sylvie’s party can distract her.  Bessica will be facing off as mascot against T.J. the Tiger, who has a reputation for embarrassing the competition. Letting him make fun of her would be like letting him humiliate her whole school.
   Bessica’s worked hard to have some social status. And she’ll work even harder to keep it. . . .




About the Author
Kristen Tracy is the author of "Lost It", "Crimes of the Sarahs", and "Hung Up". She has received three Pushcart nominations and her poems and stories have appeared in various journals and reviews. She is the coeditor of "A Chorus for Peace: A Global Anthology of Poetry by Women". Kristen lives in Rhode Island.


Praise For Bessica Lefter Bites Back

"Will have readers laughing aloud."--Booklist
"[Bessica's] endearing qualities keep one rooting for her."--School Library Journal
"A fun story."--Midwest Book Review
"Informative and worthwhile."--VOYA

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