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The Best Worst Thing

Kathleen Lane

3 Reviews

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Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

A much-lauded debut novel that tackles issues around childhood anxiety--now in paperback!

11 year-old Maggie sees injustice and danger everywhere--in her history textbook, on the playground, in her neighborhood, on the news. How can anyone be safe when there's a murderer on the loose, a bully about to get a gun for his 12th birthday, rabbits being held captive for who-knows-what next door, and an older sister being mysteriously consumed by adolescence? Maggie doesn't like it one bit, so she devises intricate ways of controlling her own world and a larger, more dangerous plan for protecting everyone else.

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Praise for The Best Worst Thing

  • Thoughtful characterization and relatable themes make this a strong purchase - School Library Journal, starred review

  • Lane's prose is quietly powerful, plain yet poetic....A tender, sober portrait of a middle schooler with OCD - Kirkus Reviews

  • Students making the transition from elementary school to middle school, or grappling with feelings of being an outsider, will be able to identify with Maggie's struggles. - School Library Connection

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