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 Apple crush (Peapod Farm)
 Author: Knisley, Lucy

 Publisher:  RH Graphic (2022)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 199 p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 526809 ISBN: 9780593125380
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Graphic novels
 Stepsisters -- Fiction
 Country life -- Fiction
 Middle schools -- Fiction
 School stories

Price: $11.47

Jen is just getting used to her life on Peapod Farm with her new stepsisters, Andy and Reese, but when the school year starts, there are even more changes in store for her. In graphic novel format.

 Illustrator: Cogar, Whitney
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 517903

   Kirkus Reviews (03/15/22)
   School Library Journal (+) (00/05/22)
   Booklist (06/01/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2022 Isn’t starting sixth grade in a new school where you don’t know anyone hard enough without everyone around you pairing off into romantic relationships? It’s autumn on Peapod Farm, and Jen’s stepsister Andy’s crush on their neighbor’s nephew is making everything—from planning an eerie Halloween hayride to visiting the county fair—more complicated. Why does having a boyfriend mean friendships have to change? This follow-up to Stepping Stones (2020) makes great use of Knisley’s experience writing memoirs: the anger and hurt feelings of tweens being interpreted as drama by adults, the insecurity of suddenly being less a friend and more a third wheel, and the jolt of euphoria when you find a kindred spirit are all skillfully depicted in the dialogue and the art, where just a slight change in facial features adds layers to the story. Everyone who remembers what it was like to be a middle-schooler—and certainly tweens themselves—are likely to find something to identify with. Fingers crossed for more seasons spent at Peapod Farm. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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