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The School Story
Illustrator: Selznick, Brian
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Number of Pages: 196
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Why I liked this title:
When I was in sixth grade my best friend and I wanted to write a book. We would take turns writing the chapters. We never got past the first two chapters. In The School Story, Natalie and Zoe have been best friends for years. Natalie loves to write. One day she shows Zoe the book she is writing. Zoe is blown away by how good the book is and she is determined to get Natalie's book published. Natalie thinks this is impossible. She is 12 years old and she is sure that no one is going to publish a book written by someone so young. Zoe hatches a crazy plan to get the book published. The plan involves using a pen name, hiring an agent, and other crazy things.
Reviewed by: Linda Sawyer on 3/22/2004
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