A Field Guide to High School
By Marissa Walsh
(Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385734103, 144pp.)
Publication Date: August 28, 2007
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Andie has just finished eighth grade and will be starting high school in the fall. The good news: Her super-popular valedictorian big sister, Claire, is graduating and won't be there to put Andie in the shadows. The bad news: Her super-popular valedictorian big sister, Claire, is graduating and won't be there to help her. But Claire hasn't forgotten Andie.
For her little sister, Claire has put together a guide that covers everything a freshman needs to know but didn't even think to ask. Andie reads every word and even shares it with her best friend, Bess.
But sometimes they wonder if Harvard-bound Claire got everything right! In this hilarious and honest look at one girl's heroic attempt to conquer high school, readers will get all the benefit of Claire's wisdom about making those four years more than bearable—and absolutely memorable. Fortunately, high school happens only once in a lifetime.
Marissa Walsh is the author of Girl With Glasses: My Optic History; the coauthor of the Boston Globe bestseller Tipsy in Madras: A Complete Guide to 80s Preppy Drinking; and the editor of Not Like I'm Jealous or Anything: The Jealousy Book. She hated high school.
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