Star-Crossed
Star-Crossed
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Star-Crossed

Written and illustrated by Barbara Dee
Published by Aladdin Books
Prices as of Jan 20

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Twelve-year-old Mattie wrestles with her crush on Gemma as they participate in their school production of Romeo and Juliet in what School Library Journal calls “a fine choice for middle school libraries in need of an accessible LGBTQ stories.” Twelve-year-old Mattie is thrilled when she learns the eighth grade play will be Romeo and Juliet. In particular, she can’t wait to share the stage with Gemma Braithwaite, who has been cast as Juliet. Gemma is brilliant, pretty—and British!—and Mattie starts to see her as more than just a friend. But Mattie has also had an on/off crush on her classmate Elijah since, well, forever. Is it possible to have a crush on both boys AND girls? If that wasn’t enough to deal with, things offstage are beginning to resemble their own Shakespearean drama: the cast is fighting, and the boy playing Romeo may not be up to the challenge of the role. And due to a last-minute emergency, Mattie is asked to step up and take over the leading role—opposite Gemma’s Juliet—just as Mattie’s secret crush starts to become not-so-secret in her group of friends. In this funny, sweet, and clever look at the complicated nature of middle school romance, Mattie learns how to become a lead player in her own life.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781481478496
    Publication Date
    March 13, 2018
    Page Count
    304
    Reading Age
    9 - 13 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2016029743
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1481478494
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~669L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.3
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    7
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    193456
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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