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 Invisible Emmie (Emmie & friends)
 Author: Libenson, Terri

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2017)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 185 p., col. ill., 22 cm

 BTSB No: 572424 ISBN: 9780062484949
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Girls -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Middle schools -- Fiction
 School stories
 Graphic novels

Price: $13.11

This is the story of two totally different girls -- quiet, shy, artistic Emmie and popular, outgoing, athletic Katie -- and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands. All the crushes, humiliation, boredom, and drama of middle school are compressed into one surprising day. In graphic novel format.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.80
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 189384
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 75122

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/01/2017 If quiet seventh-grader Emmie could have her way, she’d draw all the time, hang out with her best friend Brianna, and otherwise keep to herself. Though things stay pretty quiet at home, middle school is another story, especially when a fake love note she wrote to her crush ends up in the hands of an obnoxious, gossipy classmate. Interspersed with Emmie’s doodle-laden first-person narrative are comics about popular, athletic, and confident Katie, who has it all figured out. At first, the two narratives seem unrelated, but as the stories begin to intertwine and Emmie starts finding more confidence in spite of the love-note disaster, the connection between Emmie and Katie becomes crystal clear. Libenson’s amiable illustrations—from Emmie’s snarky (though sometimes glib) cartoon commentary in subdued tones to Katie’s brightly colored, picture-perfect comic book life—add plenty of comical flavor to the relatable story. With all-too-familiar middle-school drama and an empowering lesson about speaking up and bravely facing down embarrassment, this should find an easy audience among fans of Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries books. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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