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 Bernice Buttman, model citizen
 Author: Lenz, Niki

 Publisher:  Random House (2019)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 228 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 562980 ISBN: 9781524770419
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Conduct of life -- Fiction
 Bullies -- Fiction
 Nuns -- Fiction
 Aunts -- Fiction
 Moving  -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $21.88

Bernice Buttman is tired of being labeled a "bully," so when her mom leaves her with her aunt, who is a nun, Bernice decides to mend her ways and become a model citizen.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.10
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 505899
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 77787

   Kirkus Reviews (12/01/18)
   Booklist (05/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/01/2019 Bernice Buttman sleeps on a moldy mattress in a tiny mobile home crowded with six other people. The school bully, Bernice is not liked by her schoolmates, but still secretly longs for a friend. Bernice, who dreams of becoming a Hollywood stuntwoman, thinks that the only way she can escape her sad situation is to raise money for stunt camp. A money-making scheme—mostly consisting of lies—is going great, until her mom finds out. But rather than make her apologize, Bernice's mom steals the money herself, drops Bernice off with her aunt, who's a nun, and takes off for California to become a star. In the abbey, Bernice is surprised that she gets her own room, and maybe a chance at friendship. Her constant battle to do the right thing is charming. Though she slips here and there, her heart is in the right place, and this is a careful examination of how tough circumstances can lead to bad behavior—in the right situation, Bernice flourishes. A heartwarming story with plenty of gross-out humor to hook readers. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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