If This Were a Story
If This Were a Story

If This Were a Story

Written by Beth Turley
8 - 12
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Aug 28, 2018
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In the tradition of Crenshaw and The Thing About Jellyfish, ten-year-old Hannah copes with the bullies at school and troubles at home through the power of stories in this sweet and sincere debut. Tenacious. That means strong-willed. My mother calls me that. I wish I felt the same way. If this were a story, I would discover I was a direct descendent of a famous soldier who won countless battles and protected hundreds of people. This resilience running through my veins wouldn’t be damaged by the notes; it would fight off bullies and prevent my parents from yelling at each other. But this is not a story. This is real life. My life as ten-year-old Hannah Geller, who is the only girl in fifth grade to have little red bumps on her face, is unable to let the sad thoughts escape her mind, and leaves heads-up pennies wherever she can to spread good luck. And who also finds magic in the most unlikely of places.

What Kind of Book is If This Were a Story


bullyingbeing differentlonelinessfeelings and emotionsstrengthfriendshipschoolmiddle schoolfamilysocial themesmarriage and divorcefamily problemsimaginationimagination and play



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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    August 28, 2018
    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
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