A Field Guide to High School

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A Field Guide to High School

By Marissa Walsh

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780385734110, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2008

Description

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.



About the Author
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. "From the Hardcover edition."


Praise For A Field Guide to High School

Praise for Zipped:
"The McNeals spin a wonderfully rich story." - Kirkus Reviews
Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Children's Literature
Praise for Crushed:
"A compelling story about youthful mistakes - and how to make amends."
- Publishers Weekly

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