Homeroom Diaries

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Homeroom Diaries

By James Patterson; Lisa Papademetriou; Keino (Illustrator)

Little, Brown Young Readers, Compact Disc, 9781478953661, 4pp.

Publication Date: July 21, 2014

Description
In James Patterson's first highly illustrated "diary fiction" story for teens, the mega-bestselling author's most endearing and original teen heroine ever proves that everyone can use a helping hand once in a while.
Margaret "Cuckoo" Clarke recently had a brief stay in a mental institution following an emotional breakdown, but she's turning over a new leaf with her "Operation Happiness." She's determined to beat down the bad vibes of the Haters, the Terror Teachers, and all of the trials and tribulations of high school by writing and drawing in her diary. And when life gets really tough, she works through her own moments of uncertainty through imaginary conversations with her favorite literary characters.
Cuckoo's also got a nearly impossible mission: she, along with her misfit band of self-deprecating friends (who call themselves "the Freakshow") decide to bridge the gap between warring cliques and "bring the Nations together." Not everyone is so willing to join hands and get along, but Cuckoo never stops smiling... until one of her closest friends, pushed to desperation by a Hater prank, decides that enough is enough.


About the Author
JAMES PATTERSON is the best-selling author of countless mysteries and thrillers, including theAlex CrossandWomen s Murder Clubseries. His books have sold over 300 million copies worldwide, and he holds the Guinness record for the most #1New York Timesbestsellers of any author. His most recent thriller isInvisible.

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Papademetriou is the author of Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar and Homeroom Diaries (both with James Patterson), the Confectionately Yours series, and many other novels for middle grade readers. Her books have appeared on the Bank Street Best Books of the Year list, the NYPL Books for the Teen Age, the Texas Lone Star Reading List, among others. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.