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Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai (Digital Audiobook)

By Debbi Michiko Florence, Sophie Oda (Narrator)

Publication Date: August 2, 2021

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/3/2021)
Paperback (5/3/2022)


Fans of Lauren Myracle and Wendy Mass are sure to fall head-over-heels for this funny, sweet story of crushes, competition, andthe confusing reality of middle school.

"Heartbreak is for suckers."When Jenna Sakai gets dumped over winter break, it confirms what she learned from her parents' messy divorce: Relationshipsare risky and only lead to disappointment. So even though she still has to see her ex-boyfriend Elliott at newspaper club, Jenna isgoing to be totally heartless this semester -- no boys, just books.But keeping her cool isn't always easy. Jenna's chief competition for a big journalism scholarship is none other than Elliott. Herbest friend Keiko always seems busy with her own boyfriend. And cute-but-incredibly-annoying Rin Watanabe keeps stealing herbooth at the diner she's been hiding at every day after school. Rin is every bit as stubborn and detached as Jenna. And the moreJenna gets to know him, the more intriguing a mystery he seems. Soon Jenna is starting to realize that being a loner is kind of,well, lonely. And letting people in might just be a risk worth taking.

About the Author

Debbi Michiko Florence is the author of the Jasmine Toguchi chapter books (JLG selections, the Amelia Bloomer and CCBC
Choices lists, and a Cybils award winner). A third-generation Japanese American and native Californian, Debbi lives in
Connecticut with her husband, rescue dog, rabbit, and two ducks. Visit her at