And Other Girls You Just Don't Like
Banks, Lynne Reid - Angela
Twins Angela (perfectly good) and Diabola (completely wicked) make life interesting
for their parents. 163p.
Estes, Eleanor - The
Wanda is ridiculed by her classmates because she wears the same faded blue dress
to school everyday, even though she claims to have 100 dresses at home. 80p.
Fine, Anne - The
Natalie makes friends with a strange girl named Tulip and joins in with Tulip's
pranks and mean games. When Natalie tries to end their friendship, Tulip retaliates.
Fitzhugh, Louise - Harriet
Harriet, a future author, keeps notes on her classmates' and neighbors' personal
lives in a secret notebook. When her classmates read her painfully blunt comments
about themselves, the whole class turns against her. 282p.
Griffin, Adele - Overnight
Gray and the other girls of the "Lucky Seven" spend the night at
a friend's house. When Gray disappears during the night, the girls' friendships
start to unravel amid secrets, fears and mistrust. 151p.
Koss, Amy Goldman - The
Maya is a new kid at school, so when the popular girls want to be her friend,
she is thrilled! Then, for no apparent reason, Maya is dropped from the group.
Levine, Gail Carson - The
When lonely 8th grader Wilma is granted one magical wish, she asks to be the
most popular girl at Calver-ford Middle School. Her new life is great, but
will it all end in three weeks when she graduates and is no longer a Calverford
Martin, Ann M. - The
Meanest Doll in the World
Doll friends Annabelle and Tiffany accidentally crawl into the wrong backpack
and end up in a strange house. Unfortunately, the new house is ruled by Princess
Mimi—the Meanest Doll in the World! 260p.
Naidoo, Beverley - The
Other Side of Truth
After their mother is murdered, Nigeria is no longer safe for Sade and her
brother. Their father smuggles them into Great Britain, but they find themselves
abandoned on the streets of London. 252p.
Page, Katherine Hall - Christie & Company
When things begin disappearing from the dorm rooms at Cabot School, Christie
and her friends—the new girls—are blamed for the crimes. 148p.
Perkins, Lynne Rae - All
Alone in the Universe
Debbie and Maureen have been best friends since 3rd grade, but things are changing.
Debbie feels lonely and jealous when Maureen starts spending more and more
time with boring, unpleasant Glenna. 140p.
Sleator, William - Among
A dollhouse was the last thing Vicky wanted for her birthday, so she didn't
treat the dollhouse dolls very nicely. She learns that she should have treated
them better, when the dolls decide to take their revenge. 70p.
Voigt, Cynthia - Bad
Mikey and Margalo, two new girls, form a friendship by trying to be the meanest
girls in their class. This series continues in It's Not Easy Being Bad
and Bad Girls in Love. 277p.
And one for the boys:
Bloor, Edward - Tangerine
Paul, the legally blind goalie on the school's soccer team, has always
been the runner-up for his family's attention. When his family moves
to Tangerine, Flo- rida to better his brother's chances of being a football
star, Paul discovers hidden truths about his family, his blindness and himself.
Prepared by Sharon Lawrence, August 2004