The Only Girl in School (Paperback)

A Wish Novel

By Natalie Standiford

Scholastic Inc., 9780545829977, 224pp.

Publication Date: February 27, 2018

List Price: 6.99*
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She's the only one who knows what it's like to be the only one. Natalie Standiford returns to our WISH line with this story of a girl SURROUNDED by boys.

When Claire's best friend, Bess, moves away, she becomes the only girl left in her entire school. At first, she thinks she'll be able to deal with this -- after all, the girls' bathroom is now completely hers, so she can turn it into her own private headquarters and draw on the walls. When it comes to soccer games or sailing races, she can face off against any boy.

The problem is that her other best friend, Henry, has begun to ignore her. And Webby, a super-annoying bully, won't leave her alone. And Yucky Gilbert, the boy who has a crush on her, also won't leave her alone.

It's never easy being the only one -- and over the course of a wacky school year, Claire is going to have to make it through challenges big and small. The boys may think they rule the school, but when it comes to thinking on your feet, Claire's got them outnumbered.

About the Author

Natalie Standiford is the author of How to Say Good-Bye in Robot, Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters, The Secret Tree, The Boy on the Bridge, and Switched at Birthday. She is originally from Maryland, but now lives in New York City and plays in the all-YA-author band Tiger Beat.

Praise For The Only Girl in School: A Wish Novel

Praise for The Only Girl in School:

"An engaging tale of unwavering self-acceptance. Readers will laugh out loud and emerge from the story satisfied with the cheerful resolution." -- School Library Journal

"An engaging first-person voice and convincing characters make this epistolary novel of friendship and girl power a success. " -- Kirkus Reviews