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Sidetracked

Written and illustrated by Diana Harmon Asher
Published by Amulet Books
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If middle school were a race, Joseph Friedman wouldn’t even be in last place—he’d be on the sidelines. With an overactive mind and phobias of everything from hard-boiled eggs to gargoyles, he struggles to understand his classes, let alone his fellow classmates. So, he spends most of his time avoiding school bully Charlie Kastner and hiding out in the Resource Room, a safe place for misfit kids like him. But then, on the first day of seventh grade, two important things happen. First, his Resource Room teacher encourages (i.e., practically forces) him to join the school track team, and second, he meets Heather, a crazy-fast runner who isn’t going to be pushed around by Charlie Kastner or anybody else. With a new friend and a new team, Joseph finds himself off the sidelines and in the race (quite literally) for the first time. Is he a good runner? Well, no, he’s terrible. But the funny thing about running is, once you’re in the race, anything can happen.

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Who Wrote Sidetracked

author & illustrator
Diana Harmon Asher

Diana Harmon Asher is the mother of three sons and a volunteer at the Children’s Village and Blythdale Children’s Hospital, both in Westchester, New York. This is her debut novel.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1419731394
ISBN 13:
9781419731396
Publication Date:
September 11, 2018