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The Battle of Darcy Lane

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The Battle of Darcy Lane

By Tara Altebrando

Running Press Kids, Hardcover, 9780762449484, 203pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 2014

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Description

It is summertime, and twelve-year-old Julia Richards cannot stand the anticipation. Everyone on Darcy Lane seems to be holding their breath waiting for the cicadas to emerge, but what Julia and her best friend, Taylor, want is some real excitement. Which arrives in the form of a new neighbor named Alyssa, who introduces a ball game called Russia . . . and an unwelcome level of BFF rivalry.

Suddenly nothing stands unchallenged--not Julia's friendships, her crush, or her independence. But while Julia realizes that she cannot control all the changes in her life, she hangs onto the hope that everything will go in her favor if she can just win one magnificent showdown.

Acclaimed author Tara Altebrando's middle-grade debut features a voice that is true to the adolescent experience, where everything is felt acutely in a whirlwind of all-or-nothing emotion.



About the Author
Tara Altebrando is the author of several novels, including "The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life" and "Dreamland Social Club." She is also the co-author of "Roomies" with Sara Zarr. Tara is a Harvard grad living in Astoria, New York, with her husband and two daughters, and you can visit her online at taraaltebrando.com and via Twitter @TaraAltebrando. "The Battle of Dacry Lane" is Tara Altebrando's middle-grade debut.
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