Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life (mix) (Paperback)

By Barbara Dee

Aladdin, 9781416947394, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 2007

List Price: 7.99*
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Twelve-year-old Cassie has a lot to cope with when her father moves "out of the picture." Her mom's constantly working overtime, her teenage sister's going AWOL, and her little brother seriously needs attention. It's up to Cassie to prevent total chaos at home -- or so she thinks.

She can't control everything, though. At school Cassie's two "best" friends are turning nasty, and a cute boy is sending mixed signals. And then there's Mr. Mullaney -- the weirdest, hardest English teacher in the seventh grade -- who hates everything she does. Since Mr. Mullaney isn't even reading her brilliant work, Cassie starts submitting journal entries like "A Virtual Tour of My Insanely Messy Desk." But her sassy humor isn't winning her any friends or helping her ailing grades. What's a girl to do when life gets totally insane?

Barbara Dee has created a witty, poignant portrait of an intense, honest, feisty girl who is ferociously funny and only too human.

Praise For Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life (mix)

"Dee makes an impressive debut with this achingly real novel. [Cassie has a] sharp sense of humor...that readers will find refreshing."
-- Publishers Weekly, starred review