Why Can't I Be You
Why Can't I Be You
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Why Can't I Be You

Written by Melissa Walker
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8 - 12
Reading age
208
Page count
160
Words per page
810L
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Jun 19, 2018
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“This book is for anyone who has ever felt ‘less than’ or on the outside. That is to say, this is a book for everyone.” —Elana K. Arnold, author of A Boy Called Bat Claire Ladd knows that this summer is going to be special. She and her two best friends, Ronan and Brianna, are turning twelve. She is leaving camp behind and gets to do what she wants all day. She feels everything starting to change. But things don’t always change for the better. With Brianna’s cousin Eden visiting for the summer, Claire feels like a third wheel. Even though she is only a year older, Eden seems so much more sophisticated and glamorous . . . and when she is around, she takes up everyone’s attention, including Brianna’s. But that doesn’t explain why things have felt awkward with Brianna ever since she moved to a fancy new house, or why Ronan, who lives in the trailer next to Claire’s, has started acting moody anytime anyone mentions his dad. Claire has always been happy with her life just as it is, but as the summer wears on and the issues with her friends start to grow, she can’t help but wonder: Would everything be better if she could just be someone else?

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780062567208
    Publication Date
    June 19, 2018
    Publisher
    HarperCollins
    Page Count
    208
    Words Per Page
    160
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2018933353
    Lexile® Level
    810L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~S
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.8
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    195775
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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